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Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners Rev Sub Edition
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Each lesson provides the vocabulary for a few lines of Book I of the Iliad and sends you to the reference grammar at the back of the book to learn the grammar incrementally. Early on there are some prose sentences in Homeric Greek to translate, but these go away in later lessons. Once you have finished the book you will have read all of Book I and will be ready to continue through all of Homer (with a lexicon). My only gripe is that a few more prose sentences to illustrate the grammar points by repetition would have helped a bit. Overall a great teach yourself book.
Kessinger has played a useful role in reprinting otherwise unavailable books (e.g., an early novel of Dostoyevsky), but I cannot see any value in this edition at all. I am returning mine. I think the Amazon page should provide some warning about the quality of the book (as Kessinger actually does on the reverse side of the cover page).
Please don't get me wrong. This textbook is still a great way to learn Homeric Greek. (The initial learning curve is very steep, but by the time you make it to lesson thirty or so, it's smooth sailing to the end.) Evaluated as a revision, though, it falls far short of any standard I could name.Read more ›
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It says it is for beginners. No way. I know it is an old book but it is not for beginners. I do know some Greek and have been using this as more of a refresher course, but if... Read morePublished 6 months ago by franky
This review is about the third edition of Clyde Pharr's "Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners". There is now a new edition available, and although I have not used it, I expect that... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Doktor Faustus
I'm grateful to Kessinger Publishing for other books they've re-published. I couldn't have completed some of my research as a grad student without my purchased Kessinger's... Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Harvestman
Forty years ago, I earned a degree in Classical Languages and History. After retiring, I decided it would be fun to refresh my skills in reading Greek and especially the Homeric... Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I am a classics major in my senior year of study in college and was required to purchase this text for the terminal class in Ancient Greek. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by Bibliophile-22
This book begins with an essay on Homer and the study of Greek. His case, that Homer is the fountain souce of Greek literature, and it is the best place to start. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by lionintheorchard
I am one of those who are introduced to the beauty of greek language by this wonderful book. However, even though Homer is probably the best to be used as reading materials for... Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Methaya Sirichit
Let me preface this review by noting that I came to Pharr's text after I had acquired a good, working knowledge of Biblical Greek. Read morePublished on August 26, 2007 by James Wilk
such as the one at greekgeek dot org. Also from time to time a new study group for this book will start, on the forum/message board of textkit dot com.Published on February 1, 2005 by Wabash52