Accelerated Greek 300
MTWThF 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Welcome to ancient Greece! First year Greek courses give you direct access to the thoughts and writings of the ancient Greeks and allows you to explore the dynamic and often dangerous cultural, social and political world in which they wrote. In Accelerated Greek 300, we will cover Lessons 1-30 of the textbook From Alpha to Omega. You will learn to write the Greek alphabet, to recognize and form Greek nouns and verbs, and to translate sentences and short paragraphs in classical Greek. Through daily activities, you will encounter Greek as a literary language, its philosophy, its poetry, its history, its drama, and more.
- Students will gain increased familiarity with the Greek alphabet, demonstrated by handwritten Greek on homework assignments.
- Students will gain an understanding of the material covered in Lessons 1-30 of the textbook From Alpha to Omega, demonstrated by their performance on weekly assessments.
- Students will gain increased reading comprehension of classical Greek, demonstrated by their performance on the final translation project.
Black-figure Amphora with Achilles and Ajax playing a game.
- Textbook: From Alpha to Omega: A Beginning Course in Classical Greek (4thEdition) by Anne Groton.This book explains classical Greek grammar and syntax, contains many short readings from ancient Greek authors and many practice exercises. NOTE: only the 4th edition should be used.
- 46 Stories in Classical Greek by Anne Groton and James M. May. This book contains (slightly adapted) selections from many ancient Greek authors.
- Free on-line Greek dictionary: http://logeion.uchicago.edu/.