Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play contains at least one heroic figure, a character whose strength, courage, or intelligence exceeds the human norm--but who also has more than ordinary pride and self-assurance. These qualities combine to lead to a tragic end.
Hugh Lloyd-Jones gives us, in two volumes, a new translation of the seven surviving plays. Volume I contains Oedipus Tyrannus (which tells the famous Oedipus story), Ajax (a heroic tragedy of wounded self-esteem), and Electra (the story of siblings who seek revenge on their mother and her lover for killing their father). Volume II contains Oedipus at Colonus (the climax of the fallen hero's life), Antigone (a conflict between public authority and an individual woman's conscience), The Women of Trachis (a fatal attempt by Heracles' wife to regain her husband's love), and Philoctetes (Odysseus's intrigue to bring an unwilling hero to the Trojan War).
Of his other plays, only fragments remain; but from these much can be learned about Sophocles' language and dramatic art. The major fragments--ranging in length from two lines to a very substantial portion of the satyr play The Searchers--are collected in Volume III of this edition. In prefatory notes Lloyd-Jones provides frameworks for the fragments of known plays.
This self-study introduction to New Testament Greek--now in a shelf-friendly size--is practical and easy to use by those who have neither the time nor the opportunity for a formal seminary Greek course. The valuable resource teaches the Greek alphabet, pronunciation, outlines of grammar, and the meaning of hundreds of New Testament words as well as how to use Greek dictionaries and other reference books. The course has proven successful with more than 100,000 copies sold
Provides an introduction to modern Greek, useful for both individual and classroom use. The 12 lessons combine dialogues with grammatical explanations, and include vocabulary, cultural information, and exercises. The audio CDs complement the dialogue and vocabulary sections of the book, helping the student to understand the language as spoken.
Aristophanes (ca. 446-386 BCE), one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at its height. In this third volume of a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Aristophanes, Jeffrey Henderson presents a freshly edited Greek text and a lively, unexpurgated translation of three plays with full explanatory notes.
In Birds Aristophanes turns from the pointed political satire characteristic of earlier plays to a fantasy that soars literally into the air in search of a carefree world. Here the enterprising protagonists create a utopian counter-Athens, called Cloudcuckooland, ruled by birds. Lysistrata blends boisterous comedy and an earnest call for peace. Lysistrata, our first comic heroine, organizes a panhellenic conjugal strike of young wives until their husbands end the war between Athens and Sparta. Athenian women again take center stage in Women at the Thesmophoria, this time to punish Euripides for portraying them as wicked. Parody of Euripides' plots enlivens this witty confrontation of the sexes.
This handbook contains a classified list, with English equivalents, of 1500 words in common use among classical Greek historians, orators and philosophers. One hundred of these are dealt with at greater length in a supplement, which also focuses on a number of crucial idioms. The aim of the book is that learners drilled in these words over the course of a semester or two should find that they can read the texts of such authors as Thucydides, Plato and Demosthenes with a high degree of fluency. An alphabetical index is provided.
Colloquial Greek: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Greeceas it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Greek in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Greek is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar index and bilingual glossaries can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
- A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
- An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
- Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
- Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Greece
- An overview of the sounds of Greek
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Greek is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Greek.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
The Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament sets a new standard as the most comprehensive book of its kind. Covering the entire vocabulary of the Greek New Testament, this revision of The Student's Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament contains changes that make it more useful than ever as a benchmark vocabulary study book and reference tool. - Goodrick / Kohlenberger numbers have been added to the index, allowing fast cross-referencing to the NIV Exhaustive Concordance and the Greek-English Concordance. - The section on Principal Parts of Verbs, showing all the verbs used in the New Testament, now includes column headings on each page for greater ease of use. - The Frequency List of Words is marked with a gray edge for easy location and to define preceding and ensuing sections. - New introductions are included for each section. - The new hardcover binding offers sturdier construction and better protection.
This edition is in part a new work, and partly a revised and expanded version of the Pitt Press edition by J.M. MacGregor (Cambridge University Press, 1915). The Introduction is based on MacGregor's, revised and with an additional sections on Olynthos and the Chalcidian League, and Demosthenes' oratory. There is a also a new bibliography. The Greek text follows, along with a completely new commentary by E.I. McQueen, concentrating mainly on questions of grammar and syntax. The two Appendixes, on the Order of the Olynthiac Speeches and the Theoric Fund, have been completely rewritten to take account of modern scholarship.
Written primarily for the tourist or business traveler with limited learning time, this concise, well-organized grammar provides a clear-cut system for learning to communicate, in both speech and writing, in simple everyday Greek. The book will introduce you to the most common structures and forms of Modern Greek and to a selection of the most useful rules, enabling you to achieve reasonable fluency in a short period of time.
The book opens with helpful suggestions for vocabulary building, then covers the major divisions of grammar: the alphabet, word order, negation, nouns and articles, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, verbs, participles and more. Complicated sentences are avoided in favor of simple constructions and sentence patterns that will allow you to communicate and be understood on a basic level. Many easy-to-understand examples are given, enabling you to test your grasp of grammatical rules.
Ideal for self-study or as a supplement to a first-year course, Essential Modern Greek Grammar offers a rapid easy-to-use method for mastering the fundamentals of Modern Greek. For those with some knowledge of Modern Greek, it is an excellent review and refresher course.