Elementary Greek I

MWF 9:05-10:00 + 1 hour TBA

Prof. Leslie Mechem
Ladd Hall 211 x5464
Office Hours:
MWF 10-11
Class Requirements:
Midterm 20%
Midterm 20%
Final 30%
Class Work 20%
Quizzes 10%
Required Texts: Groton: From Alpha to Omega


to learn basic Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary

to begin to read simple Greek prose
to understand the historical and cultural contexts of the Greek language
In order for us to have a successful semester there will be some ground rules. Do not write in your books. This practice encourages you to memorize translations and not to learn the Greek. Also do not read a written out translation. Make notes on vocabulary you do not know or grammatical points you want to refer to but translate from your Greek text. Attendance is critical in language classes especially those which are small. Everyone must come to class every time and must be prepared to translate. If everyone contributes in the classroom we will be able to read Greek.



Prof. Leslie Mechem, Classics Dept. Chair
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Ladd Hall 211, x5464
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 am, or by appointment.