My source of input is the well-known textbook, Athenaze, used in my college course. I even have Luigi Miraglia’s Italian version now, praised for. It is our common opinion, based on our studies and experience, that the much augmented Italian edition of Athènaze, by M. Balme, G. Lawall. The Italian Athenaze has no exercise keys. I suppose this would be a big problem for a native Italian speaking self-learner. For my purposes.

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Pars 2 Roma Aeterna is the reader. By the few who aren’t are anchors, or worse. The comatose student who wrote Abraham Licoln Sic chose not to consult a book.

Untilwhen L. I’m looking into teaching myself a little Classical Greek and these are the two textbook series I know of.

One becomes ready for greatness by being exposed to it. I am very sad I cannot email my eternal gratitude to this great and warmhearted humanist. I’ve looked around and got that message of being steeper, but I’m thinking that because I have a fairly good grasp athenazf Latin, I might be ok atheanze jump straight in.

There’s no preface; you dive in with the first sentence of the first chapter of Familia Romana”Roma in Athenazee est. I continually amaze myself at how stupid, or careless, I can be. Both series are handsomely packaged and rich with illustrations of ancient art and architecture and with excellent essays on Greek and Attic history and life. The Latin content in each Adler chapter includes forms and vocabulary that haven’t been covered yet but whose meaning can be induced from the context and from knowledge of cognates and similar forms.

I found RG to be somewhat like the Cambridge Latin Course, which I swear by, because I need some explicit tables and things to make notes from as well as just reading the texts. There is nothing to understand in this. I don’t cover specialized introductions to Homer, Koine, non-Attic lyric poets, inscriptions, etc. You can learn grammar first, as an exercise largely unto itself, or in the process of learning to speak and read the everyday language.


The only quotes from classical authors are brief selections from Ovid and Catullus, recited in a later chapter by family and guests at a family-hosted convivium.

As the title indicates the readings contain the readings were written using NT vocabulary and follow NT passages although with variation. Fortunately, there are two outstanding contemporary realizations of the natural-language, or immersion, approach, though one is near fatally flawed for self-learning purposes. Learn how your comment data is processed. Over time the initial input of the first pages increases the comprehensibility of the input at the bog-down pages.

It is in the format of Latin on the right page, concise English-language guidance on the left. Both series are in their second editions and require the purchase of multiple volumes. Greek And now to Greek. When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: The classes are taught in Greek and Latin, once we sigh up we have acesses to over 40 videos in each language.

But a little more than a year ago, beginning to plan for retirement, I decided to resurrect my Greek and Latin. You have to meet kids where they are at, not where you wish they were.

Athenaze is the best of the worst, and Italian Athenaze is a huge, huge improvement on English Athenaze, but the scaffolding is Italian!

Athenazd also very affordable IIRC.


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Roma Aeterna provides the dual benefits of solidifying your Latin while teaching you Roman history. Can we please not dumb it down. Board index Greek Learning Greek. July 3, By thepatrologist in Uncategorized 1 Comment.

You’ll want Daitz even if you get other resource-specific audio CD’s like those mentioned below. It used to be much harder to order these outside Italy, but if you can navigate Italian Amazon, atyenaze can get them.

The Independent Study Guide is for the self-learner. LaFleur, available since in its sixth edition and also athhenaze in a Kindle version. In any case, read “Latin by the Dowling Method” see reference below and see what you think. Athenaze was first published in the early ‘s, the second edition in Detailed, clear, lots of practice.

A phonetic spelling dictionary would be in order here, not a normal one intended for finding the meanings of words, not their spellings. Might be worth checking out!

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As i write this in May,I see a seventh edition scheduled for availability in June. Use this iralian to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get help with a difficult passage of Greek, and more.

You can view a description of the volumes and view a generous, extended preview of the texts, on the Vivarium Novum site here: If you have the patience and enjoy the readings as much as I do, you’ll do athebaze better working through both.