Mechem, x5464, Harder Hall 208C, Office hours MWF 10-11
CL 103: Elementary Greek
Students in this course will learn the basics
of ancient Greek, the foundation of Latin and English. The object of the
course is for the student to learn the fundamentals of Greek, its grammar
and syntax, in order to read Greek poetry and prose, some of the most eloquent
expressions of the human condition.
MWF 9:05-10:00 + 1 hr. TBA
Required text: Groton, A. From Alpha to
Omega. Newburyport, MA: Focus Press, 1995.
We will have frequent vocabulary and grammar quizzes,
some announced, some unannounced, so students need to be prepared every
The two midterms will reflect the vocabulary,
grammatical concepts, and literary passages that were addressed in groups
of chapters and are designed to aid the student in determining what components
he or she has grasped successfully.
This exam, administered at the end of the
semester on a day and time determined by the Registrar, is comprehensive
and gauges how well the student has grasped the basics of the Greek language
Class Work: 20%
Class work is a major part of your grade and
includes attendance as well as participation in class. Participation means
coming to class with the homework completed and being ready to engage actively
in the lesson for the day. If you do not attend class you can not participate
in class. Class work is a requirement, not an option.
Each chapter in Groton contains vocabulary, sentences and passages
whose pronunciation you will learn. The links below are to audio files
of these sections for each chapter.