Learning Ancient Greek

Learning Ancient Greek is the interactive, online complement to Cecelia Luschnig's An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach is a traditional beginner's text, written in a conversational tone, as though between equals of good will and common purpose. Based on a grammar/syntax/vocabulary/reading approach, it provides more support for learners than comparable Latin texts, like Wheelock's Latin. This extra support is an important learning aid, because Greek is more difficult to learn than Latin, as Latin is much more closely related to many present-day languages. Dr. Luschnig states explicitly that the text is designed for people who already know they want to learn Ancient Greek. Her extensive notes are engaging, give fascinating insights into the Greek mind and culture, and enliven the learning experience for all students.

This website provides additional free support materials for An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. These materials reinforce the lessons and improve oral and aural competency. They include study guides and audio labs, both with answer keys.

Learning Ancient Greek also contains a free mini-course in Ancient Greek called "Greek Without Pain".

Reading Ancient Greek

Reading Ancient Greek offers more advanced selections such as The Crito, the Didache, and readers containing selections from Herodotus and non-literary Koine sources.