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Greek Hupogrammon

by Harvey Bluedorn

Reviewed by Martha Robinson

Purchase details: A Greek Hupogrammon by Harvey Bluedorn. Paperback, 172 pages, $20. Published by Trivium Pursuit. Please support HomeschoolChristian.com by buying this program from our Christian Book Distributors link or Amazon affiliate link.

A Greek Hupogrammon is a workbook for Greek beginners aged eight to twelve. Using straightforward activities, author Harvey Bluedorn introduces each of the Greek letters, obsolete letters, and dipthongs with the goal of providing a firm foundation to allow the student to pursue study of New Testament Greek. While it can be used to enhance A Greek Alphabetarion, Mr. Bludorn's other beginning Greek book, A Greek Hupogrammon may be used on its own or as a primer for any other Greek program.

Exercises consist of writing the capital and lower case letters and identifying the letters and their sounds in words. Six review sections provide reinforcement for learning the alphabet. Dipthong exercises emphasize proper pronunciation and placement of accents and breather marks. A brief review concludes the "Vowel Combination" section.

The "Chrestomathy" part of A Greek Hupogrammon is similar to a copybook. Selections from the Old and New Testaments, letters of the alphabet, and numbers are shown in Greek with lines below each word where the student writes his copy. The final section contains an answer key for all exercises.

Recommendation: A Greek Hupogrammon will provide a good foundation for younger students who enjoy workbooks or who need repetition. The copybook concept allows the child to understand the purpose of studying Greek as he sees the English and Greek of familiar passages together. Older, motivated students will probably find A Greek Alphabetarion a better match, because it has more details and can be covered at a quicker pace.

HomeschoolChristian.com resources related to this review:

HomeschoolChristian.com's Classical Languages Resource Section
Interview with the Bluedorns
Question and Answer Session with the Bluedorns
Review of A Greek Alphabetarion
Review of Little Bitty Baby Learns Greek

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