Greek / Greek Roots
"Just as we need to teach children the alphabetic components—sounds of individual letters or combinations of them—so that they can systematically decipher the words on a printed page, so we need to teach vocabulary from the beginning as a system of component parts—roots and affixes—that have been handed down to us in a remarkable degree of preservation from the Latin and Greek of ancient times." — Joégil Lundquist, Author
"A study of roots—classical roots because their effect upon English has been so profound—reveals the complexity of transference from one language to another." — Introduction
"From themes connecting Latin and Greek roots in each lesson of this book, English derivatives branch out in many directions. Sentences and exercises show how these words function in a variety of cultural contexts." — Introduction, Teacher's Guide
The story of the sons of Oedipus, their sister, their uncle and the revenge of the Greek gods. One of Sophocles' best.
"Sophocles composed more than 120 plays ... Of the whole number only the seven in this volume have survived intact—because they were selected for school use in later antiquity. Of the others we have some snippets, either in quotations by later Greek authors or on scraps of papyrus recovered in Egypt." — Moses Hadas, Editor, in the Introduction