Classical Studies
GRE 8-103-2013

Beginning Ancient Greek III


Daily Schedule

Stoa of Attalos
Stoa of Attalos in the Athenian Agora

Week 1

Day 1 Chapter 21a

  • Review: o-declension (2nd decl.), nominative case, and present, future, imperfect, and aorist tenses, active and middle
  • Grammar: what is the subjunctive mood; forms of the present and aorist subjunctive; uses of the subjunctive: hortatory, deliberative, purpose
  • Hwk: 1) write out the declension of ho nostos "homecoming" and to ergon "deed"; conjugate in the present, future, imperfect, and aorist indicative and present and aorist subjunctive: bouleuo (I deliberate, plan), polemeo (I make war), and psephizomai (I vote)
    2) work on the vocabulary for chapter 21a-b
    3) Ex 21 beta (1-10), gamma, delta (1-3)
    4) Do the exercises in Ariadne for Chapter 22 images; read the culture sections for Chs 21-22
    5) Read the Greek reading passage for Ch 21a
    6) Begin Philip's story of his healing at Epidauros and return home: write a one paragraph summary of the readings for Chapter 17

Day 2 Chapter 21b

  • Review: a-declension, accusative case, and -mi verbs, active and passive
  • Grammar: subjunctive of -mi verbs; uses of the subjunctive: clauses of fearing
  • Culture: Athenian democracy (culture sections of Chapter 21-22)
  • Library work: meet with Jen Rouse in Cole Library 127, 2-3 p.m.
  • Hwk: 1) write out the declension of he arche "beginning, rule, empire" and ho polites "citizen"; conjugate in the present, future, imperfect, and aorist indicative and present and aorist subjunctive: didomi, histemi, iemi
    2) work on vocabulary for Chs 21b-22a
    3) Ex 20 zeta (1-6); Ex 21 zeta (1-8), eta, theta (1-3)
    4) Ariadne Ch 21b reading
    5) Read Greek reading for Ch 21b
    6) Continue on Philip's story of his healing: work on Chapter 18
    7) Explore authors, genres, or time periods that you want to do your commentary on

Day 3 Chapter 22a-b

  • Review: 3rd declension, genitive case, infinitives
  • Grammar: uses of the subjunctive: indefinite or general clauses; indirect questions and indirect statements with hoti
  • Hwk: 1) write out the declension of ho rhetor "the speaker" and he polis "the city-state"
    2) work on vocabulary for Ch 22a-b
    3) Ex 22 gamma (1-5) delta (1-5)
    4) Ariadne Ch 22 writing
    5) Re-read Pericles' speech (Ch 21b) and read Greek reading for Ch 22a
    6) Continue your summary of ho nostos tou Philippou (Ch 19)
    7)
    Explore authors, genres, or time periods that you want to do your commentary on

Day 4 Chapter 23a

  • Commentary Project: Summary of authors and texts explored and a brief explanation why you chose this author or topic. Submit via email: jgruber-miller@cornellcollege.edu
  • Review: future tense; participles
  • Grammar: indirect statement with infinitives and participles
  • Hwk:
    Continue your summary of ho nostos tou Philippou (Ch 20-21a)

Day 5 Review and Research Day

  • Summary: ho nostos tou Philippou due at 5 p.m.
  • Hwk: 1) work on vocabulary for Ch 23
    2) Ex 23 alpha (9-15), beta (1-5)
    3) Ariadne Chapter 22 writing
    4) Read culture essay for Chapter 23, "The Peloponnesian War: The First Phase 431-421 BCE"
    4) Read Greek reading for Ch 23a (we'll sight-read 22b in class)
    5) Read through your chosen author to find the passage you want to do; consult the library to find the works that you plan to consult in doing the commentary project

Week 2

Day 6 Chapter 23b-24a

  • Commentary: submit the specific passage you have chosen along with a brief bibliography of works that you plan to consult
  • Review: imperatives; adjectives
  • Grammar: when to use hoti/hos, infinitives, or participle in indirect statement; articular infinitive; relative pronoun and its antecedent; irregular comparative and superlative adjectives; irregular comparatives
    Culture: The Peloponnesian War: The First Phase 431-421 BCE
    Hwk: 1) learn vocabulary for Ch 23b-24a; memorize the irregular comparative adjectives, p. 127
    2) Ex 23 gamma (only 1-4, 6), delta (1-3), epsilon (1-3); Ex 24 alpha (1-5)
    3) Read Greek reading for Ch 23b
    4) Read the culture essay for Chapter 24, Greek Education

Day 7 Chapter 24b

  • Commentary: bibliography due
  • Review: future and aorist passive
  • Grammar: irregular comparative adjectives
  • Culture: Greek Education
  • Hwk: 1) synopsis of paideuo "I educate" in the 3rd plural passive (leave the optative blank)
    2) learn vocabulary for Ch 24b; memorize the irregular comparative adjectives, p. 134-35
    3) Ex 24 delta
    4) Ariadne, Ch 24 Images
    5) Read Greek reading for Ch 24a and the first two paragraphs of 24b
    6) Begin work on your commentary: work on translating and writing notes for the first ten lines of your text

Day 8 Chapter 25a-b

  • Grammar: optative of -mi verbs; what is the optative mood; uses of the optative: wishes, potential, and subordinate clauses; optative in indirect statements and questions
  • Hwk: 1) conjugate thapto "I bury" in the present and aorist optative; synopsis of didasko "I teach" in the 2nd singular active
    2) Vocabulary for Chapter 25
    3) Ex 25 alpha (3-5), beta (4-6), delta (1-8), epsilon (3-7)
    4) Read Greek reading for Chapter 25a
    5) Continue work on your commentary: work on translating and writing notes for the second ten lines of your text

Day 9 Review

  • Grammar: no new grammar; review for midterm

Day 10 Midterm (Chapters 21-25a)

  • Hwk: Read Greek reading for Chapter 25b
    Ariadne, Ch 25 images
    Continue work on your commentary: work on translating and writing notes for the rest of your text

Week 3

Day 11 Chapter 25b

  • Commentary: text, translation, and commentary due at 5 p.m. Please turn in a copy of the Loeb text along with your translation and commentary.
  • Review: accusative case
  • Grammar: optative in indirect statements and questions; adverbial accusative, accusative of respect
  • Culture: Croesus and Lydia
  • Hwk: learn vocabulary for Chapter 26a-b
    Read Ch 26 culture essay: "Shame and Guilt"
    Ex 25 iota (4-8)
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 26a-b

Day 12 Chapter 26a-b, 27a

  • Grammar: conditions; adverbial accusative, accusative of respect, and the accusative absolute; perfect middle
  • Review: genitive case, verbs that take the genitive
  • Culture: shame and guilt in ancient Greece
  • Hwk: learn vocabulary for Ch 26b-27a
    Ex 26 alpha, gamma (1-6);
    Read Ch 27 Greek culture essay: Signs, Dreams, and Oracles
    Read Greek Reading for Chapter 27a-b

Day 13 Chapter 27b-28a

  • Commentary: introduction, text, translation, commentary, appreciation/interpretation due at 5:00 p.m.
  • Grammar: perfect middle of verbs with stems ending in a consonant; perfect reduplication and augment; perfect active
  • Hwk: learn vocabulary for Ch 27b-28a
    Ex 27 delta (5-10), theta, kappa (1-6), Ex 28 epsilon
    synopsis of haireo "I take," middle "I choose": in the 1st plural middle
    Read Ch 28 Greek culture essay: Rationalism and Mysticism
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 27b-28a

Day 14 Chapter 28

  • Grammar: 2nd perfect active; verbs most commonly found in the perfect tense; oida
  • Hwk: synopsis of heurisko "I find" in the 1st singular active
    learn vocabulary for Ch 28a-b
    Ex 28 eta (1-5), theta (1-5)
    Read Greek reading for Chapter 28b and Gospel of John, Chapter 3

Day 15 Reading Day

  • Grammar: review
  • Readings: end of the story of Croesus; the story of Nicodemus
  • Hwk: review vocabulary for Ch 25-26;
    synopsis of hiemi "to let go, send" (3rd plural, active)
    conjugate eimi "to be" in the present, future, and imperfect, and conjugate erchomai (present), eimi "I will go" (future, imperfect), and elthon (aorist);
    Read fable of Babrius and scene from Aristophanes' Clouds
    Continue working on your symposium project

Week 4

Day 16 Reading Day

  • Grammar: review
  • Readings:
  • Hwk: review vocabulary for Chapters 27-28

Day 17 Final Exam (Chapters 25-28 plus other readings)

  • Greek Symposium (Lytle House, 5:30ish)

Day 18 no class

  • Final revision of Commentary Project due

 





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Beginning Ancient Greek II

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