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Online resources for the study of the ancient Greek language


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As I promised in a previous post, I did my best to find the most interesting links that will help you while studying ancient Greek.

Why study ancient Greek?

Studying an extinct language may seem bizarre for some people, but the benefits of that will definitely surprise you. Learning ancient Greek will not only help you understand better the Greek language, but also improve you vocabulary and your grammar comprehension in English. That is why ancient Greek is the foundation of many English words, from alpha 'adamant' to zeta 'zodiac'. In fact, a great portion of English vocabulary and almost 50% of technical and scientific terms are derived from ancient Greek.

Here are some useful links:

Ancient Greek Online Dictionaries

http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_ancient_dictionary.htm (English-Ancient Greek & Ancient Greek-English dictionary & translation)

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/resolveform?redirect=true (ancient Greek dictionary – watch for the right character encoding)

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/ (English to Greek dictionary)

Complete online ancient Greek courses (grammar, vocabulary, syntax, writing)

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/grkol-0-X.html (Solid information about the ancient Greek language, FREE)

http://daedalus.umkc.edu/FirstGreekBook/index.html  (80 useful lessons about ancient Greek, FREE and helpful)

http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/greek/ (Introduction to ancient Greek, useful information, doesn’t need registration , FREE)

http://leserables.tripod.com/grammar/index.html (Solid grammar resources, FREE)

http://www.ancientgreekonline.com/ (Ancient Greek texts and translation, FREE)

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ (Ancient Greek tutorials, enough information to reach a basic level, FREE)

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/jmarks/summergreek/gk-studyguides/greek_grammar.pdf (Basic Grammar topics, FREE)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_grammar_(tables) (Useful Grammar synopsis, FREE)

http://www.nativlang.com/greek-language/ancient-greek-writing.php (Learn to write the ancient Greek alphabet, advanced level, FREE)

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/GreekGrammar.html (Analytical guide to ancient Greek, FREE)

http://www.coursehero.com/search_result.php?search_id=5768733&search_key=1b1d1e6ab2ffecb354 (Flashcards about ancient greek vocabulary, FREE)

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