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Textbooks for Greek Subjects

Our teachers have carefully selected classical education textbooks which present their course materials in an organized manner, but which also reflect our primary mission to provide a rigorous and thorough preparation for the life of the mind in Christ. Please read the information supplied in their notes carefully. In some cases, you may be able to substitute editions, but not in others. In many cases, used versions of the textbook will be available through Amazon or ABE Books. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a text for your student, or about the correct edition to buy, please contact the teacher.

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During the early part of the calendar year, the bookstore may list textbooks for courses from both the current academic year, and the upcoming summer and fall academic years. Not all textbooks will be listed until teachers approve course descriptions and select their books. Be sure that you order books for the correct enrollment year.

Textbooks for both Summer and Academic Year 2021 Courses

Courses in Greek

Greek II (1536) • [2021] Sarah Esposito
  Required: Greek: An Intensive Course [Edition required: 2]
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 [Edition required: 4]
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 (1537) • [2021] Bruce McMenomy
  Required: A Greek Reader for Schools [Any edition]
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 [Any edition]
Plato, James J. Helm (Editor)
  Required: Syntactical Mechanics [Any edition]
Bruce A. McMenomy
  Optional: All the Greek Verbs [Any edition]
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 [Any edition]
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 [Any edition]
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 V (1539) • [2021] Cynthia Liu
  Required: An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon : Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. 1889. [Any edition]
H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott
  Required: Bacchae [Any edition]
Euripides, E. R. Dodds (Editor)

One of the finest single-play editions with commentary available; very challenging but very solid.

  Required: Greek Grammar [Any edition]
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing
  Required: Looking at Bacchae [Edition required: 1]
David Stuttard

Alternate (e-book, hardback) forms of the book are equally acceptable.

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