In welcome distinction, this intermediate-level textbook reinforces the first-year classes and allows 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 desires of scholars who're studying prolonged passages of not easy Greek for the 1st time, Louise Pratt, a classical pupil with greater than 20 years' educating adventure, has evenly condensed the early readings, supplementing them with evaluation workouts and new vocabulary. She comprises the remainder component of the discussion in its entirety to provide scholars the adventure of interpreting Plato's resourceful discussion in all its richness. All readings are glossed, with explanatory notes showing at the related web page because the appropriate texts.
Enlivened by way of twenty-five illustrations, Eros on the Banquet additionally good points an creation explaining the Symposium's old and philosophical importance, a finished thesaurus, and an up to date bibliography. teachers can also complement this quantity with Pratt's The necessities of Greek Grammar: A Reference for Intermediate Readers of Attic Greek, which include many examples from the Symposium.
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