Ancient Languages

Ancient Languages find new life with Teach Yourself.

The popularity of ancient and historical languages is growing among language enthusiasts as well as throughout academia. Teach Yourself is working with specialists in this field to grow and expand our successful range of ancient languages over the next few years.

People study ancient languages out of personal interest as well as for professional and academic pursuits. Understanding of the ancient world and languages is useful for careers in linguistics, law, community work, the diplomatic service, education, museum and archival work, the media, and executive roles in the private or public sector.

Knowledge of ancient languages is often required for:
Near Eastern History (and Languages)
Biblical, Theological or Semitic Studies
Germanic Languages (or Philology)
South Asian Studies (Sanskrit)
Interdisciplinary backgrounds: literature, history, medieval studies, archaeology, religious studies.



Complete Sanskrit

 

  • Contains unique original material on Sanskrit syntax and usage.
  • Reference material balanced with exercises to help you learn.
  • Understand Indian classics in the original text

Format: Paperback, ISBN: 9781444106107


Complete Old English

 

  • Grammar clearly explained in modern English
  • Understand the relevance of Old English to modern English life
  • Teaches Old English through authentic texts
  • Exercises to reinforce understanding
  • Audio CD brings Old English to life

Format: Book & CD Pack, ISBN: 9781444104196


Complete Biblical Hebrew

 

  • Biblical Hebrew taught through authentic texts
  • Grammar clearly explained in modern English
  • Exercises to reinforce understanding

Format: Paperback book, ISBN: 9781444106114


Complete New Testament Greek

  • Unique authentic approach for teaching grammar and vocabulary
  • Covers both the language and the history of the New Testament
  • Uses authentic, familiar examples in grammar and reading exercises
  • Focus on key texts for reading passages, i.e., the parables

Format: Paperback book, ISBN: 9781444106121


Complete Ancient Greek

 

  • Introduces the structure, grammar and literature of Ancient Greek
  • Exercises throughout to help consolidate learning
  • Verb tables and grammar index for quick and easy reference
  • Reading notes to help with longer reading passages
  • Includes 50 pages of vocabulary (English-Greek, Greek-English)

Format: Paperback book, ISBN: 9781444107708


Complete Babylonian

 

  • Modern learner’s grammar of Babylonian, in English
  • Embraces varieties of Babylonian other than just Old Babylonian
  • Babylonian presented in transliteration, for easier understanding
  • All sentences for translation are taken from original Babylonian works
  • Includes coverage of cuneiform script

Format: Paperback book, ISBN: 9780340983881


Get Started in Latin

The ideal course to learn Latin if you’re a beginner, this new edition includes:

  • An introduction to classical Latin authors – ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil
  • A medieval story : a Latin ‘whodunnit’ – practising each new point of language
  • Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit
  • Lots of exercises – to practise each new point of language
  • Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries – and its immense impact on English
  • Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio – to experience the sound of Latin

Complete Latin

 

  • Contains key Latin texts on audio to give depth and relevance
  • Covers grammar, vocabulary and practice
  • Uses graded readings drawn from Martial, Virgil, Cicero and others
  • Audio features expert classicist G. D. A. Sharpley reading key texts

Format: Book & CD Pack, ISBN: 9781444195835


Available Now & Coming Soon

Available Now

  • Ancient Greek
  • Babylonian
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Latin
  • New Testament Greek
  • Old English (Anglo Saxon)
  • Sanskrit
Coming Soon

  • Classical Arabic (March 2018)
  • Aramaic (November 2018)
  • Middle Egyptian (June 2017)
  • Gothic (December 2019)
  • Old Norse (April 2018)
New Edition Publication Dates

  • Ancient Greek (September 2017)
  • Babylonian (March 2018)
  • Biblical Hebrew (December 2017)
  • New Testament Greek (September 2017)
  • Old English (Anglo Saxon) (March 2018)
  • Sanskrit (March 2018)



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