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Introduction to Attic Greek

Donald J. Mastronarde


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/2013)
Paperback (2/1/1995)
Paperback (3/1/1993)


Thoroughly revised and expanded, Introduction to Attic Greek, 2nd Edition gives student and instructors the most comprehensive and accessible presentation of ancient Greek available. The text features:

• Full exposure to the grammar and morphology that students will encounter in actual texts

• Self-contained instructional chapters, with challenging, carefully tailored exercises

• Progressively more complex chapters to build the student's knowledge of declensions, tenses, and constructions by alternating emphasis on morphology and syntax

• Readings based on actual texts and include unadapted passages from Xenophon, Lysias, Plato, Aristophanes, and Thucydides.

• Concise introduction to the history of the Greek language

• Composite list of verbs with principal parts, and an appendix of all paradigms

• Greek-English and English-Greek glossaries

Additional Resources:

•Robust online supplements for teaching and learning available at

•Answer Key to exercises also available from UC Press (978-0-520-27574-4)

Praise For Introduction to Attic Greek

"Introduction to Attic Greek is a superb description of Greek grammar."
— Classical Journal

"A mine of information."
— Classical Review

University of California Press, 9780520275713, 512pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

About the Author

Donald J. Mastronarde is Melpomene Professor of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his many books are The Art of Euripides: Dramatic Technique and Social Context, Euripides, Medea, and Euripides, Phoenissae.