An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek

First published in 1978 and now thoroughly revised, Reading Greek is a best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students of any age. It combines the best of modern and traditional language-learning techniques and is used in schools, summer schools and universities across the world. This Independent Study Guide is intended to help students who are learning Greek on their own or with only limited access to a teacher. It contains notes on the texts that appear in the Text and Vocabulary volume, translations of all the texts, answers to the exercises in the Grammar and Exercises volume and cross-references to the relevant fifth-century background in The World of Athens. There are instructions of how to use the course and the Study Guide. The book will also be useful to students in schools, universities and summer schools who have to learn Greek rapidly.

• Provides a complete set of translations of all the Greek texts and answers to all the exercises in the second edition of Reading Greek • Offers an invaluable resource particularly for students working on their own without an instructor • First edition widely used both in and outside classrooms across the world for more than a decade


Preface; 1. The insurance fraud; 2. The glorious past; 3. Athens and Sparta; 4. Lawlessness in Athenian life; 5. ‘Socrates corrupts the young’; 6. Socrates and Strepsiades; 7. Socrates and intellectual inquiry; 8. Aristophanes’ Birds; 9. Aristophanes’ Wasps; 10. Aristophanes’ Lysistrata; 11. Aristophanes’ Akharnians; 12. Neaira as slave; 13. Neaira as married woman; 14. Guarding a woman’s purity; 15. Alkestis in Euripides’ play; 16. Official justice: ships, state and individuals; 17. Private justice: trouble down at the farm; 18. How Zeus gave justice to men; 19. The story of Adrastos; 20. Odysseus and Nausikaa.