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ANONYMOUS1 Stars Out Of 5NO EXERCISES IN THIS GRAMMAR BOOK ? ? ?October 11, 2018ANONYMOUSMeets Expectations: 1LOTS and lots of explanations. LOTS and lots of words. LOTS and lots of philosophy. LOTS and lots of pointing to the "validity" of the modern English translations . . . but absolutely NO EXERCISES, NO DRILL, NO DRILL FORMAT, and NO SENTENCES TO TRANSLATE in this Grammar book for beginning Greek students ! NONE whatsoever.
Mr. Mounce elaborately, and using a very conversational approach, explains many points, details, and rules . . . and their exceptions . . . but he fails to establish a working FRAMEWORK so that these point and details make sense to the beginning Greek student.
Thus, a beginner faces a BEWILDERING ARRAY of points and details but has no point of reference for them. It is like being hit with a scatter-gun of information. In chapter after chapter this occurs.
Then, at the beginning, the Grammar introduces a confusion of nouns from different declensions. That is probably the worst place to do such a thing.
Language learners need PATTERNS to be established so that the exceptions to the rule will make sense. This Grammar book does NOT establish those necessary patterns.
Unfortunately, one MU$T purcha$e the WORKBOOK in order to learn the ba$ics of Greek because the GRAMMAR BOOK itself is simply a compendium of rules, exceptions to the rules, details, examples, and points. All very interestingly presented, but totally UNU$ABLE without a PATTERN or framework established FIRST.
It is the worst Greek grammar book I have ever seen; no beginner can learn Greek from this Grammar book; the WORKBOOK must be purchased or the learner has thrown away his money.
I am returning mine .
JustifiedAge: Over 65Gender: male2 Stars Out Of 5Basics of Biblical Greek by William D. MounceFebruary 21, 2018JustifiedAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 1It was unfortunate that there was no provision to exam some of the inner pages or table of contents. It wasn't what I thought it was. However, a gentleman from Christian Book called me and managed to convince me to keep it and give it a try. At this point I haven't opened it again, but will as I finish another project.
RaulPuerto RicoAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This is a great book for learning Greek.April 5, 2016RaulPuerto RicoAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is great for learning Greek. It is especially helpful if you have the video lectures.
SPIKE4 Stars Out Of 5STUDY TO SHOW YOURSELF APPROVEDOctober 4, 2015SPIKEQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5AS I DELVE INTO GREEK THE DESIRE TO LEARN MORE BUT ALSO TO MAKE SURE I KNOW WHAT I AM STUDYING IS BEING RETAINED AND THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT NEEDS A GOOD LONG LOOK AND STUDY SO THIS REVIEW MAY NOT GIVE THE WHOLE PICTURE OF WHAT CAN BE LEARNED OR EVEN GLEANED FROM THIS PRODUCT.
GreekGeek5 Stars Out Of 5Good bookApril 23, 2015GreekGeekQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I have had some Greek in the past -- probably 20 years ago -- and wanted to review. The author's approach is a little different than what I had before. The other text I had would have a chapter related to an aspect of verbs, then the next chapter would be related to nouns, then one on verbs, etc. This author spends the first several chapters just on nouns and thoroughly covers all aspects of nouns before going on to verbs.
Also his approach is a little different regarding stems and word endings. For example I learned in the past the word ending for nominative masculine singular nouns is "os". He teaches is just as "s" because later in the book the memorizing of just the "s" instead of "os" will help on different paradigms that won't have to be memorized He tried to keep memorization to a minimum. I'm not very far into the book yet, but so far I like it.
At the beginning of the book he mentions his website, teknia.com. It's worth checking out. There are several free downloads on his site like quizzes, vocabulary lists, etc. There also is an overview of each chapter that you can watch. For a fee you can watch a full class (I didn't pay to do that). The free overviews are about 10 minutes or so each.