Basic Greek in Two Weeks
Author: Peter Schultz
Category: Greek language, Modern
This little book was designed to introduce you to some basic principles of modern Greek. Specifically, it is intended to get you talking with your new Greek colleagues, neighbors, and friends as quickly as possible. Most importantly, this book is meant to be fun! We all learned our first language when we were kids. That's a fact worth keeping in mind. In one sense, learning the basics of another language asks that you become a little kid again, that you do things little kids do all the time: that you enjoy yourself without fear, that you make mistakes without worry, and that you play. If you can do that, if you play with the material that we've put together for you in this little book, then you'll learn some basic Greek, and you'll have fun doing it. Now, stop reading this English! Go GET YOUR GREEK ON!
Author: Douglas Q. Adams
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Foreign Language Study
This logical, developmental presentation of the major aspects of modern Greek grammar includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension. Designed for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire the basics of everyday modern Greek, this grammar features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher.
Author: Georgios Papadakis
Category: Foreign Language Study
Learn to Read Greek in 5 Days teaches each letter of the Greek alphabet in a systematic way while providing enough practice to ensure the student learns the entire alphabet in only 5 days or less.
Author: Hara Garoufalia-Middle,Howard Middle
Publisher: GW Publishing
Category: Greek language, Modern
Book & CD. "Read & Speak Greek" teaches you basic vocabulary and explains sentence structures for eight key areas of everyday life -- introducing yourself, saying where you are from, asking what things are, asking where things are located, describing objects and people, asking how to get around, talking about your family, and describing what you do. The accompanying CD features all the key words and phrases so you can hear how they are pronounced and also includes lively activities for listening and speaking practice. Inside you will find: Clear explanations of how to use basic phrases in everyday conversations; Entertaining activities, games, and puzzles with which to check your progress; Illustrated flash cards to help you memorise key phrases; Every title in the series includes a free 60-minute audio CD for pronunciation, listening and speaking practice.
The Best Handbook for Learning to Speak Greek!
Author: Getaway Guides
LEARN GREEK RIGHT NOW TODAY! THE PERFECT REFERENCE FOR YOUR TRAVELS Greece is said to be the birthplace of the Western Civilization and the Greek Language dates back to 1400 BC and is currently spoken by over 13 million people worldwide. Aside from those who live in Greece, Greek is also spoken by some people in Albania, Cyprus, Armenia, Romania, Georgia, Israel, Southern Italy, Brazil, Argentina and Austria, among others. With Greece's colourful history comes a colourful language that's truly worth learning-and that's what you are going to experience right now. While it may not be as easy as other languages to learn, it is still very useful especially if you find yourself in a Greek-speaking country. It's just respectful that you learn different languages so you can easily converse with different kinds of people. With the help of this book, learning to speak Greek wouldn't be as hard as you think it is. Start flipping the pages and be fluent in Greek in no time! Topics Covered.... The Greek Alphabet Parts Of Speech Tenses of Verbs Greek Grammer 101 Basic Phrases Getting A Room Getting Around Food and Drinks Shopping Around Romantic Phrases Much, much more! Purchase your copy today!
Strategies for Busy People
Author: Constantine R. Campbell
Seminarians spend countless hours mastering biblical languages and learning how the knowledge of them illuminates the reading, understanding, and application of Scripture. But while excellent language acquisition resources abound, few really teach students how to maintain their use of Greek for the long term. Consequently, pastors and other former Greek students find that under the pressures of work, ministry, preaching, and life, their hard-earned Greek skills begins to disappear.Con Campbell has been counseling one-time Greek students for years, teaching them how to keep their language facility for the benefit of those to whom they minister and teach. He shows how following the right principles makes it possible for many to retain—and in some cases regain—their Greek language skills.Pastors will find Keep Your Greek an encouraging and practical guide to strengthening their Greek abilities so that they can make linguistic insights a regular part of their study and teaching. Current students will learn how to build skills that will serve them well once they complete their formal language instruction.
Author: Kenneth James Dover
Publisher: Harvard University Press
To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First published in 1946, "Zorba the Greek," is, on one hand, the story of a Greek working man named Zorba, a passionate lover of life, the unnamed narrator who he accompanies to Crete to work in a lignite mine, and the men and women of the town where they settle. On the other hand it is the story of God and man, The Devil and the Saints; the struggle of men to find their souls and purpose in life and it is about love, courage and faith.
Author: Niki Watts
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Covers the vocabulary of modern Greek with more than 45,000 entries in Greek and English, and thousands of current idioms.
Author: David Schaps
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Social Science
The invention of coinage was a conceptual revolution, not a technological one. Only with the invention of Greek coinage does the concept "money" clearly materialize in history. Coinage appeared at a moment when it fulfilled an essential need in Greek society, bringing with it rationalization and social leveling in some respects, while simultaneously producing new illusions, paradoxes, and elites. In an argument of interest to scholars of ancient history and archaeology as well as to modern economists, David M. Schaps addresses a range of issues pertaining to major shifts in ancient economies, including money, exchange, and economic organization in the Near East and Greece before the introduction of coinage; the invention of coinage and the reasons for its adoption; and the development of using money to generate greater wealth.
The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language
Author: Aristarhos Matsukas
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Category: Foreign Language Study
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Greek in no time. Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Greek you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Greek into use with confidence. Get Started in Greek has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick - Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations Note that this pack includes a book and an Audio support MP3 CD-Rom.
Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes
Author: Debbie Matenopoulos
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Debbie Matenopoulos, the first member of her family born in America, grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations. By the time Debbie had started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. But despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and lacking energy. As Debbie’s career as an entertainment news reporter and television host on BS, MTV, E!, and other networks had her constantly on the go, she was grabbing whatever food was readily available. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily—and healthily—realizing her natural weight and regaining her natural energy, stamina, and physique. Now, in It's All Greek to Me, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare. After tasting Debbie’s dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita (Spinach Feta Pie), Kalamaria Kaftera (Spicy Calamari), her family’s secret recipe for Baklava, and, of course, Arni kai Patates (Classic Roasted Leg of Lamb with Potatoes)—you’ll be amazed these delicious foods are good for you. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation’s leading cardiologists, the recipes in It’s All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven’t been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives. Let It’s All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa! A portion of all proceeds will benefit the ALS Association.
Your Real Home
Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
The wheelchair-bound artist and founder of a Christian outreach program for the disabled describes her vision of heaven, encouraging readers to look forward to the spiritual fulfillment waiting for them after death
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Category: Greek language
With enthusiasm and wry wit, author Jones takes you step by step through the rudiments of the Western World's first great language--the medium of Plato and the New Testament. Introduces the Greek alphabet, explains each grammar point in layman's terms, gives plenty of study hints, provides answers for the exercises, and even presents a "to-do" list at the end of most chapters. Not too far into the book you'll already be reading masterful Greek literature, in extracts chosen from such authors as Plato, Sophocles, and Thucydides. Offers a discussion of Greek history and culture in each chapter, and another feature that looks closely at Greek words, with special emphasis on related words in English.--From publisher description.
Author: Thomas A. Robinson
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
"This is one of the most useful books that could be put into the hands of the beginning student of NT Greek." " Revue Biblique Mastering Greek Vocabulary offers a rapid and reasonable method for developing a working Greek vocabulary using Robinson s ingenious Cognate Group approach: allowing the student to learn the most frequent words in relationship to other words from the same stem.
Biomolecular Investigations in Bronze Age Greece
Author: Holley Martlew,Martin Jones
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Category: Social Science
The 'Archaeology meets Science' project is currently transforming our understanding of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations, through the in-depth application of state of the art scientific analyses to ceramic artefacts and skeletal material. This book is the fruit of this acclaimed research, which was carried out between 1997 and 2003, and presented in an exhibition in a number of museums across Europe and the United States, starting with the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Moving beyond the standard archaeological format of illustrations with descriptions of contexts, the book analyses each object from the inside , and consequently each has a different story to tell. Organic residue and stable isotope analysis has extended our knowledge beyond anything previously gleaned through conventional archaeological research, and we now have a much better understanding of the food and drink consumed by ordinary people in Bronze Age Greece. There are some fascinating insights, such as the origin of modern Greek retsina, which was traced first to the time of Agamemnon, then to Crete in the 17th century BC and finally to the Early Minoan Period, c. 2000 BC. The book provides the primary scientific evidence on which the world renowned scientists who have carried out this work have based their conclusions.
My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment
Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Political Science
A Number One Sunday Times Bestseller What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth. After being swept into power with the left-wing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece’s relationship with the EU—and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis’s new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, D.C. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Lagarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others, as he struggles to resolve Greece’s debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis’s arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe’s elite. Varoufakis’s unvarnished memoir is an urgent warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed—and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. Adults in the Room is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations.
Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*%# Off!
Author: Cristos Samaras
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
No body speaks in strictly formal address anymore. Especially the Greeks, where the common expressions tossed around in their party-friendly cities are far from text book Ancient Greek. This all-new, totally-up-to-date book fills the gap between how people really talk in Greece and what language students are taught.