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Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2018 Courses

Courses in Greek
 
Greek I • [2018] Sarah Esposito
  Required Greek: An Intensive Course
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn

This is the second revised edition. Please note. Earlier editions are not going to work for us. You may choose to get instead the hardback copy of the second edition, but that's up to you.
  Optional Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary
Kurt Aland (editor)

This is optional, but our students often ask for a recommendation for a Greek New Testament. Most students can read it reasonably easily by the end of the first year, with just the help of some vocabulary support.

Greek II • [2018] Timothy Dean
  Required Greek: An Intensive Course
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn

Second revised edition. Hardcover version may be substituted. The student probably already has this from Greek I.
  Optional Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary
Kurt Aland (Editor)

Optional though recommended: regular reading in the Greek New Testament is an excellent way to bolster one's Greek and to achieve a better mastery of Scripture.

Greek III • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Greek Reader for Schools
C. E. Freeman, W. D. Lowe

This is a reprint of a much older book, but still a solid selection of readings which are both entertaining and conducive to the development of fluency. Most of the passages have been edited somewhat from their original forms (Herodotus' Ionic dialect has been systematically Atticized throughout), but the work is solid and tractable.
  Required Plato: Apology
Plato, James J. Helm (Editor)
  Required Syntactical Mechanics
Bruce A. McMenomy
  Optional All the Greek Verbs
N. Marinone

Not required, but this volume is worth its weight in frustration: it locates verbs according to their (often wildly divergent) principal parts.
  Optional An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott

This is enough of a Greek lexicon to carry the student through an undergraduate career in classics and well into graduate school. It is not required for this course, but it will always be helpful and will not quickly become obsolete. It is worth noting that there are iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch versions of the full Liddell and Scott (which retails for about $200 if you can find it on sale) for two or three dollars. If you have the necessary hardware, this is a very congenial solution to the lexicon problem.
  Optional Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing

Not absolutely required, but very strongly recommended. If you have funds to buy only one non-required volume for Greek, this should be it. Revised edition.

Greek IV • [2018] Bruce McMenomy
  Required Homer: Odyssey I-XII
Homer, W. B. Stanford
  Required Homeric Vocabularies: Greek and English Word List for the Study of Homer
William B. Owen, Edgar J. Goodspeed
  Optional Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing

This is available in various forms. Some solid reference grammar is highly recommended. It need not be this one.
  Optional Homeric Dictionary
Georg Autenrieth

An alternative to Cunliffe's Homeric Lexicon. One or the other is required. (It is worth noting that Autenrieth's Homeric Lexicon is included with the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App "Lexiphanes", which bundles it with the large LSJ for about three dollars.)
  Optional Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect
Richard J. Cunliffe

This lexicon or Autenrieth's is required. (It is worth noting that Autenrieth's Homeric Lexicon is included with the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App "Lexiphanes", which bundles it with the large LSJ for about three dollars.)


Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2017 Courses
Greek I • [2017] Timothy Dean
  Required Greek: An Intensive Course
Hardy Hansen, Gerald M. Quinn

This is the second revised edition. Please note. Earlier editions are not going to work for us. You may choose to get instead the hardback copy of the second edition, but that's up to you.
  Optional Greek New Testament: With English Introduction including Greek/English dictionary
Kurt Aland (editor)

This is optional, but our students often ask for a recommendation for a Greek New Testament. Most students can read it reasonably easily by the end of the first year, with just the help of some vocabulary support.

Greek III • [2017] Bruce McMenomy
  Required A Greek Reader for Schools
C. E. Freeman, W. D. Lowe

This is a reprint of a much older book, but still a solid selection of readings which are both entertaining and conducive to the development of fluency. Most of the passages have been edited somewhat from their original forms (Herodotus' Ionic dialect has been systematically Atticized throughout), but the work is solid and tractable.
  Required Plato: Apology
Plato, James J. Helm (Editor)
  Optional An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott

This is enough of a Greek lexicon to carry the student through an undergraduate career in classics and well into graduate school. It is not required for this course, but it will always be helpful and will not quickly become obsolete. It is worth noting that there are iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch versions of the full Liddell and Scott (which retails for about $200 if you can find it on sale) for two or three dollars. If you have the necessary hardware, this is a very congenial solution to the lexicon problem.
  Optional Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing

Not absolutely required, but very strongly recommended. If you have funds to buy only one non-required volume for Greek, this should be it. Revised edition.
  Optional N. Marinone
All the Greek Verbs

Not required, but this volume is worth its weight in frustration: it locates verbs according to their (often wildly divergent) principal parts.


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