Classical Studies
GRE 3-101-2009

Beginning Ancient Greek I


Daily Schedule

Week 1

Day 1 Introduction & Chapter 1

  • Grammar: The Greek alphabet; pronunciation; dipthongs; double consonants; breathings; punctuation; syllabification; Nouns: gender, case, and agreement; Verbs: 3rd singular.
  • Culture: Introduction to Ancient Athens.
  • Hwk: 1) write out on lined paper the upper and lower case of each letter of the Greek alphabet: on each line write the same letter over and over until you reach the end of the line;
    2) complete Part IV. Practice in Pronunciation and Writing, 1-40 (Athenaze, p. xviii);
    3) In the English grammar packet (second last page), find the nouns in the passage from Plato's Republic;
    4) In the first paragraph of "The Athenian Farmer," Athenaze, p. 6, identify the function of each noun (subject, predicate nominative/complement, direct object, or object of a preposition;
    5) Do the exercises in Ariadne for Chapter 1
    6) Practice saying and writing the vocabulary for Chapter 1a (link in Ariadne); study the grammar on pp. 4-6; complete Exercise 1a (p. 6)
    Read and understand the Greek passage on p. 3

Day 2 Chapter 1b-2a

  • Grammar: Accent placement: grave, acute, circumflex; enclitics & proclitics. Verbs: 1st, 2nd & 3rd singular, indicative and imperative singular
  • Culture: The Athenian Farmer
  • Hwk: In the English grammar packet (second last page), find the adjectives in the passage from Plato's Republic;
    Vocabulary, Chapter 1b and 2a
    Greek reading passages, Chapter 1b and 2a
    Exercises 1b, 1c; 2a, 2b, 2c
    Ariadne, Chapter 2a Oral Script and Culture

Day 3 Chapter 2b-3a

  • Grammar: All four cases, singular; Accent placement: nouns and verbs; Verbs: 3rd person plural, plural imperatives, infinitives
  • Culture: Slavery
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 2b and 3a
    Read the grammar explanations, pp. 20-21, then do Exercises 2d-2f (delta-zeta); Read grammar explanations, pp. 26-27, then do Exercises 3a-3b;
    Greek Reading passages, Chapter 2b and 3a
    Ariadne, Chapter 2b Oral Script, Chapter 2 writing assignment

Day 4 Chapters 3b

  • Grammar: 2nd declension, masculine and neuter, singular and plural; accent shifting on nouns; 1st declension, feminine, singular and plural (pp. 40-42)
  • Culture: The Deme and the Polis
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 3b-4a
    Ariadne for chapter 3
    Write in Greek a complete set (sing. and pl.) of the forms of "the brave slave" and "the long plow" (Practice: p. 33 top) and "the festival" and "the house" (Practice: p. 42)
    Exercises, Chapter 3 (gamma-epsilon); Chapter 4 (beta-epsilon)
    Greek reading passages, Chapter 3b; after reading chapter 3b, identify all the plural forms in the second paragraph

Day 5 Chapter 4a-b

  • Taped Reading/Story #1 Due at 5 p.m.
  • Grammar: Verbs: all persons, singular and plural; Adjectives: 1st-2nd declension adjectives
  • Culture: Women
  • Hwk: Catch up on recent homework and readings
    Vocabulary, Chapter 4a-4b
    Ariadne for chapter 4
    Write in Greek a complete set (sing. and pl.) of the forms of "the brave slave" and "the long plow" (Practice: p. 33 top) and "the festival" and "the house" (Practice: p. 42)
    Exercises, Chapter 4 (beta-epsilon)
    Greek reading passages, Chapter 4a and 4b

Week 2

Day 6 Chapter 4b-5a

  • Grammar: English grammar: adverbs.
    Verbs: alpha-contract verbs; article at the beginning of a clause to show a change of subject; elision

Day 7 MIDTERM #1 (Chs 1-4) Study Guide

  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 5a-b
    English grammar packet (last two pages), find all the adverbs in the passage from Plato's Republic
    Exercises Chapter 4 (iota, kappa) and Ch5 (alpha-gamma)
    Ariadne, Chapter 5 Images
    Greek Reading passage, Chapter 5a

Day 8 Chapters 5b

  • Grammar: Adjectives: 1st & 2nd review, irregular adjectives; Nouns: masculine nouns of the 1st declension; adverbs; article review; elision; personal pronouns.
  • Culture: Gods
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 5a-b
    Practice: p. 48: Write in Greek a complete set (sing. and pl.) of the forms of "the house" and "the sea" and "fate" (Practice: p. 42); and "the citizen" and "the lazy young man"
    Exercises for Ch 5 (zeta, eta)
    Greek Reading Passage, Chapter 5b; after reading 5b, draw a map/diagram showing all the locations mentioned in the reading and also showing (with a dotted line) who went where and in what order.
    Ariadne, Chapter 5 Writing

Day 9 Chapter 5 & 6

  • Grammar: Verbs: Middle Voice: Meaning
  • Culture: Gods
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 6a-b
    Ariadne, Chapter 6 Culture; Chapter 6 Writing has some good ideas for a story for tomorrow's story-writing assignment
    Exercise 6 iota, plus finish up 6 eta and theta and Chapter 5 eta
    Culture: Myth
    Greek Reading, Chapter 6a-6b

Day 10 Chapter 6

  • Taped Reading/Story # 2 Due at 5 p.m.
  • Grammar: Nouns: 3rd decl., uses of the dative; prepositions; reflexive pronouns
  • Culture: Myth
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 6b
    Greek Reading, Chapter 6b and "Theseus leaves Ariadne," p. 91
    Ariadne, Chapter 6 audio file "Who am I?"
    Exercises, Chapter 6 (kappa, lambda, mu, nu)

Week 3

Day 11 Chapter 7

  • Grammar: Nouns: more 3rd decl. Adjectives: 3rd decl.; interrogatives; indefinite pronouns & adjectives;
  • Culture: Homer
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 7a and 7b
    Ariadne: Chapter 6b Oral Script; Chapter 7 Images and Culture
    Write in Greek a complete set (sing. and pl.) of the forms of "hope" (Practice: p. 99), "the letter" (to gramma), and "the thief" (Practice, p. 107);
    Exercises, Chapter 7 alpha-gamma, epsilon
    Greek Reading, Chapter 7a-b

Day 12 Chapter 8

  • Grammar: Review

Day 13 MIDTERM #2 (Chs. 5-7) Study Guide

  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 8a-b
    Culture: Athens, A Historical Outline
    Greek Reading, Chapter 8a

Day 14 Chapters 8

  • Grammar: Participles: present middle; Verbs: alpha contracts middle voice; Nouns: more 3rd decl.; numbers; expressions of time
  • Culture: Athens: A Historical Outline
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, review Chapters 6-8
    Culture: Athens, A Historical Outline
    Ariadne, Chapter 8
    Exercises Chapter 8 beta-delta, epsilon (5-9), zeta
    Greek Reading, Chapter 8b

Day 15 Chapter 9

  • Taped Reading/Story # 3 Due
  • Grammar: Nouns: present active participles; uses of the genitive case
  • Culture: The City of Athens
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 9a-b
    Ariadne, Chapter 9 Images, Reading (need to download SPIonic, see the Ariadne homepage)
    Word Building, p. 124
    Exercises, Chapter 9 beta, delta-epsilon
    Greek Reading, Chapter 9a-b

Week 4

Day 16 Chapter 10

  • Grammar: Verbs: future tense; impersonal verbs; verb review;
    some uses of the article.
  • Culture: Festivals
  • Hwk: Vocabulary, Chapter 10a-b
    Ariadne, Chapter 9b Writing
    Exercises Chapter 10 alpha-eta
    Greek Reading, Chapter 9b and 10a

Day 17 Chapters 10 & 11

  • Grammar: verb review cont.; preview of new verb forms emphasis on the aorist.

Day 18 FINAL EXAM (Chs. 8-10) Study Guide for the Final

 

 



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Beginning Ancient Greek I

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