Athenaze Book 1 – Chapter 2β

Chapter Instructional Videos & Audio Recordings


Below is all of the vocabulary contained in this lesson. It includes all of the vocabulary words from the vocabulary list, most (if not all) of the vocabulary supplied for the story, and a few additional but logically relevant words. Click on words to hear them pronounced. Hover your cursor over them to see a gloss. Review the vocabulary until you can say the gloss for each word without help.


ἄγωI lead; I take
ἀκολουθέωI follow + dat.
ἀροτόωI plow
βαίνωI step; I walk; I go
βλέπωI see; I look
ἐισάγωI lead in; I take in
ἕλκωI drag
κεντέωI prod; I goad
λαμβάνωI take
συλλαμβάνω I help


ὁ βοῦςox
τό δένδρονtree
ὁ δεσπότηςmaster
τό κέντρονgoad
τό σπέρμαseed


εἰς + acc.into; to; at


ἔπειταthen, thereafter
ἤδηalready; now
διὰ τί; why? (lit., because of what)


ὧ κατάρᾶτεyou cursed creature

Chapter Instructional Videos & Audio Recordings

Caption and Vocabulary Discussion

Here is a video containing a discussion regarding the lesson caption, an introduction to the lesson vocabulary and a vocabulary review. Come back often to this video and use its side bar to jump right to the vocabulary review to work on your vocabulary.

Watch Vocabulary Lesson Video

Listen to the Chapter Story

The story is read at a normal deliberate pace. Of course, this will sound excessively fast if not unintelligible at first. Remember our goal is to internalize the language so you can read quickly with understanding the meaning in Greek, not having to translate the passage in order to understand it. At first, you will have to play, pause, and review one clause at a time. But once you know what the text is saying practice reading and listening to the recording and force yourself to not to translate it into English. Visualization and hand motions can help sometimes, but simple repetition is unavoidable. Keep reviewing until you can understand the passage as it is read without looking at the text. Once you learn how to learn this way your learning pace will increase. For now, be patient, work hard, and have fun.

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Chapter Lecture

After you have translated the story and then have listened to it many times (This means starting, stopping, and reviewing each phrase until you can understand the entire story just by listening to it.), Watch this video containing conversation questions in Greek regarding the story. Work through the questions by starting and stopping the recordings until you can ask and answer questions on your own. Then the video contains a lecture on the grammar presented in the lesson.

Grammar point 6 on page 20 correlates to my second video on accenting. Grammar point 7 on page 21 correlates to my third video on accenting. Now is the time for you to watch these and fully understand how to accent words in Greek.

Watch Grammar Lesson Video

Grammar point 5 (page 9) explains the three types of accents in Greek. This section corresponds to my first video on accenting on the introduction 2 page. The textbook also talks about enclitics. At this point, you just need to know that these types of words exist. To understand how they really function, watch my accenting video series to the end (especially the fourth video).

Add flash cards with this lesson tag to your review set on Anki

In the Study Options window of Anki click “change” next to Selective Study, then click the top checkbox to “show only cards with any of these tags”. Then make sure that 1α 1β 2α and now 2&beta are selected to be available in your study. You should do this for each lesson as we work through them. Now just don’t forget to perform Anki reviews as frequently as possible every day. You may just want to limit the vocabulary to the current chapter when you are first learning it. However, make sure you spend time reviewing with all previous chapters selected so Anki can perform its magic to quiz you over the cards that you need to see most. You can read more about this Anki flashcard deck with pictures and audio at the materials page.