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Editions of Greek texts with notes and a vocabulary

Euripides, Hecuba, ed. M. Tierney.

Homer, Iliad III, ed. J.T. Hooker.

Homer, Odyssey vi & vii, ed. G. Edmonds.

Plato, The Martyrdom of Socrates (Apology, Crito and selections from Phaedo), ed. F. Doherty.

Xenophon, The Fall of Athens (selections from Hellenica I & II), ed. T. Horn.

Xenophon, The Persian Expedition (selections from the Anabasis), ed. J. Antrich & S. Usher.

All the above are published and distributed by the Bristol Classical Press (a division of Duckworth, 61 Frith Street, London W1V 5TA, England; internet address http://ducknet.co.uk).

A number of other elementary editions are available from the Bristol Classical Press and from Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers (1000 Brown Street, Wauconda, Illinois 60603, U.S.A.; internet address http://bolchazy.com).

Bilingual editions of nearly every ancient Greek author exist in the series The Loeb Classical Library, published by Harvard University Press.


Note that modern Greek dictionaries are of no use in reading ancient Greek.

H.G. Liddell and R. Scott, Abridged Greek Lexicon, Oxford U.P. (the best dictionary available for those who have finished this book and wish to read authors in editions which do not have a vocabulary).

H.G. Liddell and R. Scott, Greek-English Lexicon 9th ed., Oxford U.P. (the largest Greek-English dictionary).

S.G. Woodhouse, English-Greek Dictionary , Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Grammars and books on language

E. Abbott and E.D. Mansfield, A Primer of Greek Grammar, Duckworth (uses much the same terminology as the present work and contains a certain amount of additional information).

H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Harvard U.P. (a full treatment of all aspects of Greek grammar).

L.R. Palmer, The Greek Language, Duckworth (an advanced account of ancient Greek and its history).

W.S. Allen, Vox Graeca: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Greek, Cambridge U.P.

Other works of reference

The World of Athens: an Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (various authors), Cambridge U.P.

M.I. Finley, The Ancient Greeks, Pelican

K.J. Dover, The Greeks, BBC

Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, Oxford U. P.

Oxford Classical Dictionary, Oxford U. P.

Betty Radice, Who’s who in the Ancient World, Penguin.

H.J. Rose, Handbook of Greek Mythology, Routledge.

P. Grimal Dictionary of Classical Mythology, Penguin (an alphabetical arrangment of the basic information contained in the previous title).

Material available on the internet

The following are a few of the vast number of internet sites that are of interest to students of ancient Greek.

Textkit provides free and fully downloadable Greek grammars and readers; these include such works as Smyth’s Greek Grammar (listed above). The site also has The Greek and Latin Forum and organizes other groups.

Perseus Project: extensive database of texts, references and artefacts from the Greek and Roman world

Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: a digital library of Latin literature spanning the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. Maintains a catalogue of all Latin texts that are currently available online and is therefore a centralized resource for locating Latin literature on the internet.

The Stoa Consortium: lists numerous online sites of general interest in the Greek and Roman world. It also provides links to detailed image albums and interactive exploration of important archaeological remains

An encyclopaedia of folklore and religion that includes material on Greek mythology

Greek Mythology and Theatre - A list of interesting theatre links

A Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide

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