Ancient Greek Language Learning Reviews

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Score: 9/10 Pros: very relatable; encourages you to start SPEAKING Ancient Greek from day one; provides you with the right words, phrases and structures to start speaking early; dialogues are useful in the student’s contexts rather than the contexts of ancient authors; readings are relatable, interesting, even funny; students who follow along will understand readings […]

Score: 9/10 pros: very even pacing; has you reading and understanding Greek very early; intuitive introduction of grammar – it’s only tabular when tables help!; lots of exercises; smart selection of examples; introduces new words and grammar at a good pace, sometimes challenging you with new ones just before they’re explained to see if you […]

Score: 8/10 pros: covers the lot of Greek grammar without shying away from tougher topics; inexpensive & commendable “bang for your buck”; well-picked examples with translations clearly illustrate the author’s explanations; exercises include readings in Attic Greek early on; later chapters explore other aspects of Ancient Greek like dual forms, poetic & Homeric Greek; introduction […]

Score: 6/10 pros: proposes Greek vocabulary lists full of words that form the basis of common English terms; actually spends time teaching the basics of the Greek behind the words; includes Ancient Greek alphabet (including accents & breathings) & transliterations of every term; considers first, second & third declension nouns, adjectives, prefixes & verbs; contains […]

Score: 3/10 pros: casual readers may appreciate the nontechnical presentation of Ancient Greek words/roots & the approachable explanations that list example words; clarifies potentially confused roots, antonyms & derivational affixes (“combining forms”) relevant to each root; a way to expand your English vocabulary cons: explains more about English than the underlying classical languages; “definitions” (really […]

Score: 7/10 pros: covers a huge range of Greek language use, structure, vocabulary & reading, all relevant to the NT, without rote memorization; really a series of well-organized notes that build on each other to allow you to clearly understand the text of Acts; explains & defines grammar & linguistic terms when used; great vocab […]

Score: 7/10 pros: includes nearly all Ancient Greek words beginners & intermediate learners are likely to encounter when you read Greek; formatting & organization are acceptable; actually pocket sized!; affordable cons: no English-Greek translation section; the word lists are bare-bones, giving a bunch of translations without any aid in choosing between them The Langenscheidt Pocket […]

Score: 9/10 pros: massive coverage of every word found in the most read Classical Greek authors; thorough definitions indicate when, how & by whom words are used; entries contain information on related roots & sometimes Latin translations (great for classicists); indicates grammatical information such as principal parts of verbs, & when meaning changes for different […]

Score: 6/10 pros: well formatted & organized for ease of search; covers a good number of Greek words; on par with other Classical Greek dictionaries; first to offer English-Greek translations!; a few extras including a brief irregular verb table & even briefer pronunciation guide cons: the English-Greek section is invaluable for learners, but it’s too […]

Score: 8/10 pros: a strong linguistic overview of the whole of Ancient Greek; wide and deep coverage of the major forms of the Ancient Greek language, from prehistory to the koine; surveys phonology, lexis & morphology of a variety of dialects & ancient authors; gives derivations of words & structures from Proto-Indo-European & older Greek/Proto-Hellenic […]