Eros at the Banquet: Reviewing Greek with Plato's Symposium (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)

Eros at the Banquet: Reviewing Greek with Plato's Symposium (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture Series)


After learning historical Greek for a yr, scholars usually turn into discouraged whilst offered with unabridged classical texts that provide in simple terms minimum supportive apparatus.

In welcome distinction, this intermediate-level textbook reinforces the first-year classes and permits scholars to learn Plato's Symposium, probably the most enticing works in Attic Greek, the dialect taught in such a lot first-year courses.

To meet the wishes of scholars who're studying prolonged passages of not easy Greek for the 1st time, Louise Pratt, a classical pupil with greater than two decades' instructing adventure, has evenly condensed the early readings, supplementing them with overview workouts and new vocabulary. She comprises the rest part of the discussion in its entirety to provide scholars the event of analyzing Plato's creative discussion in all its richness. All readings are glossed, with explanatory notes showing at the similar web page because the appropriate texts.

Enlivened via twenty-five illustrations, Eros on the Banquet additionally positive factors an advent explaining the Symposium's old and philosophical value, a entire thesaurus, and an updated bibliography. teachers can also complement this quantity with Pratt's The necessities of Greek Grammar: A Reference for Intermediate Readers of Attic Greek, such as many examples from the Symposium.

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