Classical Studies
GRE 6-102-2007

Beginning Ancient Greek II


Daily Schedule

Week 1

Day 1 Chapter 11a

  • Review: o-declension (2nd decl.), nominative case, and present active tense
  • Grammar: what is the aorist tense; second aorist, active and middle; augment
  • Hwk: 1) write out the declension of ho adelphos "brother" and to ergon "deed"; write out the conjugation of pascho "I suffer" in the present and aorist.
    2) complete the vocabulary review for chs 1-11; with a partner, work on the vocabulary review in Ariadne, Chapter 10b; work on the vocabulary for chapter 11a-b; memorize the second aorists on p. 181
    3) Ex 11 beta-gamma (leave out the future tense for now); Ex 11 delta-epsilon (skip the future for now); Ex 11 eta
    4) Read "Greek Science and Medicine" in Athenaze
    5) Do the readings in Ariadne for Chapter 11 (images, culture)
    6) carefully read the Greek reading passage for Ch 11a; practice reading aloud

Day 2 Chapter 11b-12a

  • Review: a-declension (1st decl.), accusative case, and present middle tense
  • Grammar: irregular 2nd aorists; sigmatic aorist (1st aorist); aspect
  • Culture: Greek science and medicine
  • Hwk: 1) write out the declension of he adelphe "sister" and ho polites "citizen"
    2) work on vocabulary for Chs 11b-12a; memorize the irregular second aorists on p. 189
    3) Ex 11 iota, kappa, lambda; Ex 12 beta, gamma (skip the future), epsilon, zeta
    4) Ariadne Ch 11 oral script
    5) Read Greek reading for Ch 11b and be prepared to act out one of the paragraphs; read Greek reading for Ch 12a and for each paragraph, write one sentence about one of the characters in that paragraph

Day 3 Chapter 12b

  • Review: 3rd declension, genitive case, participles
  • Grammar: 1st aorist of verbs with liquid and nasal stems; irregular first aorists
  • Hwk: 1) write out the declension of ho limen "the harbor" and to hudor "the water"
    2) work on vocabulary for Ch 12; memorize the irregular sigmatic aorists on p. 208
    3) Ex 12 delta, epsilon, eta, theta, kappa, lambda
    4) Ariadne Ch 12 culture section
    5) Read Greek reading for Ch 12b
    6) Write in Greek, using the aorist, four things that you did recently.

Day 4 Chapter 13

  • Review: dative case, imperatives
  • Grammar: imperfect tense, aspect
  • Culture: Trade and Travel
  • Hwk: 1) work on vocabulary for Ch 13;
    2) Ex 13 beta, gamma, epsilon, eta, and theta (write only the relative pronoun)
    3) Ariadne
    4) Read Greek reading for Ch 13a-b

Day 5 Chapter 14a

  • Story/recording due at 5:00 p.m.
  • Review: future tense
  • Grammar: relative pronouns
  • Hwk: 1) learn vocabulary for Ch 13; memorize the irregular verbs on p. 215
  • 2) write a synopsis of the verb keleuo "I order" in the 2nd person singular active, horao "I see" in the 3rd person plural, euchomai "I pray" in the first person singular middle.  A synopsis means that you write only one form per tense in the indicative and only the nominative forms of the participle.
    3) Ariadne Ch 13 culture
    4) Write in Greek, using the aorist or imperfect, four things that you did over the weekend
    4) Read Greek reading for Ch 14a

Week 2

Day 6 Chapter 14a

  • Grammar: comparative and superlative adjectives; irregular comparatives; demonstratives
  • Culture: The Rise of Persia

Day 7 Midterm #1 (Chapters 11-14) Study guide

  • Hwk: 1) learn vocabulary for Ch 14; memorize the six irregular comparative adjectives, p. 235
    2) Ex 14 alpha, beta, gamma (only 1-4)
    Ex 14 epsilon (1-7)
    Ariadne, Ch 14 images
    Read Greek reading for Ch 14b

Day 8 Chapter 15a-b

  • Grammar: aorist of baino, gignosko, histemi
  • Hwk: learn vocabulary for Ch 15a-b
    Ex 14 delta, zeta; Ex 15 beta (1-5), gamma (7-10)
    Ariadne, Chapter 14 writing, Chapter 15 images
    Read Greek reading for Ch 15a and begin 15b

Day 9 Chapter 15b-16a

  • Grammar: numbers 11-1000; passive voice, present and imperfect
  • Culture: ancient naval warfare and the Battle of Salamis
  • Hwk: synopsis of anankazo (3rd pl active) and diaphtheiro (2nd sing active)
    vocabulary for Ch 15b-16a; review vocabulary for Chs 7-8
    Ex 16 beta (1-5), delta (1-5)
    Ariadne Chapter 15 reading
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 15b

Day 10 Chapter 16b-17a

  • Story/recording due at 5:00 p.m.
  • Grammar: o-contracts; dunamai, keimai, epistamai
  • Hwk: review vocabulary for Chapter 9a-b and Chapter 10a; learn vocabulary for Chapter 16a-b and Chapter 17a
    (Re-)read the culture essays from Athenaze for Chs 14-16
    Ex 15 zeta; Ex 16 delta, epsilon (1-6)
    Ariadne Chapter 15 writing (work with a partner)
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 16a (lines 1-23)

Week 3

Day 11 Chapter 17b

  • Grammar: passive voice, future and aorist
  • Culture: Summarize events surrounding the Persian wars
  • Hwk: synopsis of pempo (1st sing, active, middle, passive)
    review vocabulary for Ch 10b and Chapter 11; learn vocabulary for Chapter 17a-b
    Ariadne, Chapter 17 images
    Ex 17 alpha, beta (1-8), gamma, delta
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 17a

Day 12 Chapter 17b

  • Grammar: aorist and future passives without a theta
  • Culture: Healing Sanctuaries

Day 13 Midterm #2 (Chapters 14b-17) Study guide

  • Hwk: Ex 17 zeta, eta
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 17b

Day 14 Chapter 18

  • Grammar: didomi and tithemi
  • Hwk: synopsis of didomi (2nd sing, active and middle) and tithemi (3rd plural, active and middle)
    learn vocabulary for Ch 18a-b
    Ex 18 beta (1-10), gamma (1-5), delta (1-6), epsilon (1, 2, 4), eta (1-10), iota (1-6), kappa (1, 3)
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 18a
    Ariadne, Chapter 18 Writing (and be prepared to perform your skit)

Day 15 Chapter 19

  • Story/recording due at 5:00 p.m.
  • Grammar: genitive absolute; histemi
  • Hwk: synopsis of histemi (3rd sing, active and middle)
    learn vocabulary for Chapter 19a-b
    Ariadne, Chapter 18 Culture (Sparta and Corinth)
    Ex 19 alpha, beta, gamma, epsilon (1-10), zeta (1-6), eta (1-3)
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 19a

Week 4

Day 16 Chapter 20

  • Grammar: deiknumi; verbs that take a supplementary participle: lanthano, tunchano, phthano, phainomai
  • Culture: Sparta and Corinth
  • Hwk: conjugate eimi "to be" in the present, future, and imperfect, and conjugate erchomai (present), eimi "I will go" (future, imperfect), and elthon (aorist) (see chapters 10b and 13a to review these verbs)
    learn vocabulary for Chapter 20a-b
    Ex 19 gamma, zeta (1-6), eta; Ex 20 beta (1-10), gamma, eta
    Ariadne Chapter 19 Culture
    Read Greek reading Chapter 19b and Chapter 20a

Day 17 Chapter 20 (cont)

  • Grammar: hiemi
  • Culture: Hospitality, homecomings, Mycenae

Day 18 Final Exam (Chapters 18-20) (Study Guide)

 





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Beginning Ancient Greek II

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