Reading exercises:


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This is how the reading exercises work:

Each exercise consists of a reading text (which may be prose or a dialog), and a set of multiple-choice questions. Many words in the text are automatically glossed. If you see a brown word, put your mouse over it for a couple of seconds and you'll see a tooltip gloss. If a word is green, there will be both a popup gloss, and a link to another Website with extra background information. A red word is just a link to another site. Here's an example piece from the first reading:

   ὁ Σώκρατης Ἀθηναῖός ἐστιν. ὁ Σώκρατης ἐν ταῖς Ἀθήναις οἰκεῖ μετά τῆς γυναῖκος καὶ μετά τῶν παῖδων. ἡ γυνή Ξάνθιππη ἐστιν. ἡ γυνή ὀλβία αἰεί ἐστιν · ὁ γὰρ Σώκρατης ἐστιν οὐδέποτε κατ'οἶκον. ὁ γὰρ Σώκρατης ἐν τῇ ἀγορᾷ, ἀλλά οὐδέποτε μετά τῶν παῖδων ἐστι κατ'οἶκον.

To answer each question, just click on the button for the answer you think is right. If you get it wrong, keep trying!