An Introduction to Classical Greek
co-author with Kristian Waite published by Galore Park
153 pages ISBN 978-1-905735-88-4 2012 £17.99
This textbook is ideal for beginners. It introduces readers to Greek grammar and vocabulary and features clear explanations and challenging practice questions to reinforce understanding. Several unseen passages to help pupils perfect their translation skills are also included. An Answer Book is also available to accompany this book.
Greek for Common Entrance Level 2 Revised Syllabus 2014
51 pages ISBN 978-0-9573829-8-5 2015 £10.95
The ISEB syllabus for Classical Greek level 2 has been revised from 2014 to provide a more realistic schedule for prep schools with very limited time. It is hoped that this pruned syllabus will encourage more pupils to go on to level 2 and sit the Common Entrance examination. In addition, this new syllabus follows more closely the material covered in part 1 of John Taylor’s Greek to GCSE.
The material in the second part of An Introduction to Classical Greek that I wrote with Kristian Waite for the old syllabus thus contains some grammar and vocabulary not needed for the revised Level 2 exam. I have updated the material in this book to follow the revised syllabus. In general the order of presentation is similar but I have taken the opportunity to introduce some irregular verbs earlier.
This has meant that not only have a number of contracted verbs been omitted but also that many of the remaining verbs will have parts missing. The principal parts of all verbs are listed on page 45. I have amended The Battle of Marathon to reflect the reduced syllabus and hope even so that this revised version will provide the pupils with the opportunity to read some elementary continuous narrative.