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By CLARENCE W. GLEASON, A. M., Master in the
Volkmann School, Boston.
This text-book contains many points suggested by classroom experience. The verb is developed slowly and naturally, with the second aorist to the fore. The large number of lessons give ample practice on verb forms. The infinitive, the participle, and indirect discourse are treated at great length. Three lessons are devoted entirely to Greek equivalents of common Latin constructions. Although the book is intended as an introduction to the study of Greek, rather than as a short cut to the Anabasis of Xenophon, the latter work has been drawn on freely for reading matter. The reading selections are intended to arouse the beginner's interest in Greek literature, and to facilitate the later reading of the original works. The vocabulary is adequate to the needs of any student.
GREEK PROSE COMPOSITION FOR
This book meets the usual college entrance requirements in Greek prose composition. The text is treated intensively, the illustrations and exercises being based on the first eight chapters of Xenophon's Anabasis, Book I. The summary of grammar is a concise presentation of the best expressions of the four ieading grammars, with examples drawn, for the most part, from the first book of the Anabasis. References to these grammars are included.
The exercises are simple and well graded, and afford satisfactory drill in both oral and written composition. After every four oral lessons is a written exercise of continuous prose, based on the vocabulary and syntax of the oral lessons preceding. A full vocabulary completes the book.
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Edited by CLARENCE W. GLEASON, A.M. (Harvard), of the Roxbury Latin School
THE STORY OF CYRUS
DELIGHTFUL substitute for the usual reading books of the first year in Greek. It can be used to excellent advantage during the second term to supplement the work in the beginner's book, and to prepare the student for the complete text of the Cyropaedia, Hellenica, or Anabasis. It is also adapted for rapid or sight reading at the beginning of the second year. Based upon the Cyropaedia, it contains in simplified form the more interesting portions of that book, and those most closely pertaining to the personal history of Cyrus the Great. Following the text are English sentences to be turned into Greek, giving a good drill in grammatical training. The notes and vocabulary are entirely adequate.
HE suitability of the Cyropaedia for school purposes is here practically demonstrated. This edition may alternate with, or may be substituted for, the Anabasis; which too often is the only book read in second year work in Greek. By the omission of passages of minor interest or importance, the Cyropaedia is here shortened nearly one half. No change has, however, been made in the construction of sentences, except in the interest of brevity. The book contains the necessary notes and a complete vocabulary.
Instructor in Harvard University, and J. W. HEWITT,
HIS edition is limited to the usual college requirement for entrance—the first four books. The editors, both
of whom are experienced in secondary work, have made it their chief aim to provide a body of notes which shall be essentially helpful to the preparatory student. | For this purpose, the notes are expressed in simple terms, give much translation of difficult passages, and are confined to matters especially important, all technical discussions being excluded. As far as possible grammatical constructions are explained in the editors' words, or are named so that they may readily be identified. The references to the formal grammar are thus greatly reduced, and are arranged in columns at the foot of the page for ease in consultation. All references to the text are made by page and line.
[The vocabulary gives the special meanings, with citations of words found in this edition. Derivations are briefly and clearly indicated.
The introduction gives briefly the story of the expedition of the Ten Thousand Greeks, its causes and results, sketches with considerable fullness Xenophon's career both as a man of action and as a writer, and describes sufficiently the military antiquities connected with the expedition to make all references to them intelligible to the pupil. The illustrations are a feature of the book, having been selected for the light they throw on the human side of the narrative. For the sake of adding to their educational value and interest, the details of each illustration are expiained more fully than is customary.
By ALLEN ROGERS BENNER, Professor of Greek, Phillips Academy, Andover, and HERBERT WEIR SMYTH, Ph.D., Eliot Professor of Greek Literature, Harvard University
HE use of this book should enable the average class to begin reading Xenophon's Anabasis without much difficulty before the end of the first year. Only the grammar, forms, and constructions needed in the first year of Greek are presented.
The main part is divided into 60 lessons or chapters, each consisting of a number of grammatical principles, clearly illustrated by examples, a special vocabulary, and Greek-English and English-Greek exercises for translation. The vocabularies contain only such words as are used by Xenophon, with preference given to the commoner words of the Anabasis.
Only the more significant paradigms and rules of syntax are emphasized. Thus the present, future, and aorist tenses of the verb are introduced early; but the perfect tenses are postponed to later lessons. Infinitives, even in indirect discourse, participles, and compound verbs have an early place. In the first 50 lessons the prefix of a compound verb is regularly separated from the verb proper by a hyphen.
The essential rules of syntax are enforced by repetition of examples in successive exercises. Paradigms of certain words that are unusual in the Anabasis are not given, if at the same time these words involve special difficulties. The dual number has been retained in the paradigms, although it may easily be disregarded, as it has not been used in the exercises.
At the close of the book are a few simplified selections from the Anabasis which are designed for those students who are not ready to begin reading the original text, after completing the lessons. Summaries of forms and syntax, verb lists, vocabularies, and an index are included.
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Eastern High School, Detroit ; FREDERICK ALWIN
'HIS edition is issued in two forms: one containing the six orations most frequently required by colleges for
entrance—the Manilian Law, the four orations against Catiline, and Archias; the other giving, in addition, the Milo, Marcellus, Ligarius, and Murena, and selections from the Letters. The Murena is included because it exhibits Cicero's powers to a generous degree, and with the Milo affords material for rapid reading. 1 Quantities are marked in accordance with the most modern scholarship. The illustrations and plans have been carefully selected to picture the environment of the orator as it was in the Republican, and not as it was in the Imperial, period. The source of each illustration is accurately indicated. T The aim of this edition has been helpfulness toward an appreciation of Cicero and of his literary work and the exclusion of borrowed or original erudition.
Such help as seemed to be required by the ordinary student is freely given, but the smoothing out of difficulties which the pupil may reasonably be expected to conquer by himself has been avoided. Grammatical principles are enunciated as far as possible, and references to the leading Latin grammars are given. The notes contain much assistance in translation and are clearly expressed. The vocabulary contains carefully prepared renderings of the words and phrases used in the texts.
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