Beginning Classical Greek I



Craige B. Champion
Associate Professor of History
306 Maxwell Hall
cbchamp@maxwell.syr.edu
(315) 443-1264
 


Texts
Hardy Hansen and Gerald Quinn, Greek: An Intensive Course (New York: Fordham University Press, 2nd ed., 1992) ISBN: 0-8232-1663-2.
Note: Greek text has been transliterated according to the beta-transliteration scheme.

Requirements
Regular attendance and participation are necessary for successful completion of this course. There are regular written homework assignments and a weekly quiz. Three examinations.  We complete units 1-10 of the H&Q text.  You are responsible for unit vocabularies and vocabulary notes at the end of each unit; you should approach me with any questions you may have on these during my office hours or by appointment.

One
Course Business

Overview of the Greek Language; the Greek Alphabet; Rough and Smooth Breathings; Accents.
Assignment: Introduction: Pronunciation Drills (pg. 11), I.1-5; II.15-20; III.1-5; Accent Exercises (pg. 13), 1-4.

Two
Pronunciation Drills (pg. 11): I.1-5; II.15-20; III.1-5; Accent Exercises (pg. 13), 1-4.

Unit One: Nouns: Overview (Gender, Number, Case); the First Declension.
Assignment: Unit One, Drills (pg. 34), 1-10.

Three
Unit One: Drills (pg. 34), 1-10.

Unit One: The Second Declension; The Definite Article.
Assignment: Unit One: Exercises (pp. 36-7): I.1-5; II. 1-2.

Four
Quiz on First Declension and Definite Article.

Unit One: Exercises (pp. 36-7): I.1-5; II. 1-2.
Unit Two: Verbs: Overview (Person, Number, Tense, Time and Aspect).
Assignment: Unit Two: Drills (pg. 58): 1-10.

Five
Unit Two: Drills (pg. 58): I.1-10.

Moods of the Verb (Indicative, Subjunctive, Optative, Imperative); Voice (Active, Middle, Passive).
Principle Parts (PAIDEU/W); Present Indicative Active.
Assignment: Conjugate the Present Indicative Active of PAIDEU/W.

Six
Present Indicative Active of PAIDEU/W.

Unit Two: Imperfect, Future, and Aorist Indicative Active of PAIDEU/W.
Assignment: Unit Two: Drills (pg. 58): II.a-b.10-20.

Seven
Quiz on Imperfect, Future, and Aorist Indicative Active of PAIDEU/W.

Agreement of Subject and Verb; Questions; the Infinitive Active (Present and Aorist).
The Synopsis (partial).
Assignment: Unit Two: Exercises (pg. 59): I.1-3; II.3 (English to Greek).

Eight
Unit Two: Exercises (pg. 59): I.1-3; II.3 (English to Greek).

Unit Three: the Perfect Active System.
Assignment: Conjugate PAIDEU/W in the Perfect and Pluperfect Indicative Active.

Nine
Perfect and Pluperfect Indicative Active.

Subjunctive and Optative Moods; Sequence of Moods.
Purpose Clauses; Unit Three: Drill (pp. 74-5): II.1-3, 10-12.
Assignment: Unit Three: Exercises (pg. 75): 1-4.

Ten
Quiz on Sequence of Moods.

Unit Three: Exercises (pg. 75): 1-4, 6-10.
Assignment: Self-Correcting Examination 1A (pp. 78-9).

Eleven
Questions on Self-Correcting Examination 1A (pp. 78-9).

Unit Four: Conclusion of First Declension Nouns.
Masculine Nouns with Nominative Singular in -HS or -AS.
Assignment: Unit Four: Drills (pg. 105): I.8-15.

Twelve
Unit Four: Drills (pg. 105): I.8-15.

Adjectives of the First and Second Declensions (three-ending adjectives of the first/second declensions; two-ending adjectives of the second declension).
Agreement of Adjective and Noun.
Attributive and Predicate Positions of the Adjective.
Assignment: Unit Four: Drills (pp. 105-6): III.1-10.

Thirteen
Quiz on Attributive and Predicate Position.

Unit Four: Drills (pp. 105-6): III.1-10.
Conditional Sentences (Future More Vivid, Future Less Vivid, Present General).
Unit Four: Drills (pg. 106): IV.1-3, 7, 9, 12.
Assignment: Unit Four: Exercises (pg. 107): I.1-2, 8-10.

Fourteen
Unit Four: Exercises (pg. 107): I.1-2, 8-10.

Conditional Sentences (Past General, Present Contrafactual, Past Contrafactual).
Review of Units 1-4.
Assignment: Study for First Examination.

Fifteen
First Examination: Units 1-4.

Assignment: Unit Four: Exercises (pg. 107): 11-15.

Sixteen
Unit Four: Exercises (pg. 107): 11-15.

Unit Five: The Passive Voice (Present Indicative, Imperfect Indicative, Present Subjunctive, Present Optative, Present Infinitive).
Assignment: Unit Five: Drills (pg. 133): I.1-10; II.1-5.

Seventeen
Unit Five: Drills (pg. 133): I.1-10; II.1-5.

Unit Five: The Passive Voice (Aorist Indicative, Aorist Subjunctive, Aorist Optative, Aorist Infinitive).
Assignment: Unit Five: Drills (pg. 133): III.1-7.

Eighteen
Quiz on Passive Voice.

Unit Five: Drills (pg. 133): III.1-7.
Passive Voice, continued (Future Indicative, Perfect Indicative, Pluperfect Indicative, Perfect Infinitive).
Consonant Stems.
Assignment: Unit Five: Drills (pg. 133): III.11-20.

Nineteen
Unit Five: Drills (pg. 133): III.1-7.

Unit Five: Genitive of Personal Agent; Dative of Agent in the Perfect System; Substantive Use of the Adjective; Substantive Use of the Article; Articular Infinitive.
Assignment: Drills (pg. 134): V.1-10.

Twenty
Quiz on Agents with the Passive; Substantives.

Unit Five: Exercises (pg. 135): I.1-5; II.2.
Unit Six: Third-Declension Nouns: Consonant Stems.
Assignment: Decline E)LPI/J.

Twenty-One
Unit Six: The Relative Pronoun.

Unit Six: Drills (pg. 156-7) III.1-5; IV.1-5.
Unit Six: Independent Subjunctives (Hortatory; Deliberative; Prohibitive); Partitive Genitive; Time Syntax (Genitive; Dative; Accusative).
Assignment: Exercises (pg. 159): I.15-20; II.1.

Twenty-Two
Unit Six: Exercises (pg. 159): I.15-20; II.1.

Unit Seven: Middle Voice (Future Indicative; Aorist Indicative; Aorist Subjunctive; Aorist Optative; Aorist Infinitive).
Middles seen thus far.
Assignment: Conjugate PAIDEU/W in the Future Indicative Middle.

Twenty-Three
Quiz on Middles seen thus far.

PAIDEU/W in the Future Indicative Middle.
Unit Seven: Second Aorist Active and Middle (Indicative; Subjunctive; Optative; Infinitive).
Assignment: Conjugate LEI/PW in the Second Aorist Indicative Middle.

Twenty-Four
LEI/PW in the Second Aorist Indicative Middle.

The Independent Optative (Wish; Potential).
Unit Seven: Drills (pg. 185): IV.1-10.
Assignment: Unit Seven: Exercises (pg. 187): I.2, 21, 24.

Twenty-Five
Unit Seven: Exercises (pg. 187): I.2, 21, 24.

Unit Seven: Demonstrative Adjectives/Pronouns.
Unit Seven: Conditional Sentences with Relative Protases.
Assignment: Unit Seven: Exercises (pg. 186): I.10-15; II.3.

Twenty-Six
Unit Seven: Exercises (pg. 186): I.10-15; II.3.

Review Units 5-7.
Assignment: Self-Correcting Examination 2A (pp. 193-4); Study for Second Examination.

Twenty-Seven
Self-Correcting Examination 2A (pp. 193-4): Questions.

Assignment: Study for Second Examination.

Twenty-Eight
Second Examination: Units 5-7.

Assignment: Unit Seven: Exercises (pg. 187): II.2, 4.

Twenty-Nine
Unit Seven: Exercises (pg. 187): II.2, 4.

Unit Eight: Active Participles (Present; Future; First Aorist; Second Aorist).
Unit Eight: Perfect Active Participle.
Assignment: Decline the Perfect Active Participle of PAIDEU/W (feminine).

Thirty
Perfect Active Participle of PAIDEU/W (feminine).

Unit Eight: Middle and Passive Participles (Present; Future; Aorist; Perfect).
Unit Eight: Attributive and Circumstantial Uses of the Participle.
Assignment: Unit Eight: Drills (pg. 223): III.6-11.

Thirty-One
Unit Eight: Drills (pg. 223): III.6-11.

Unit Eight: The Adjective PA=J, PA=SA, PA=N.
Unit Eight: Exercises (pg. 224): I.1-5.
Assignment: Unit Eight (pg. 225): I.16-20.

Thirty-Two
Quiz on Participles.

Unit Eight (pg. 225): I.16-22.
Assignment: Euripides, Alcestis, 1159-1163 (pg. 227).

Thirty-Three
Assignment: Euripides, Alcestis, 1159-1163 (pg. 227).

Unit Nine: Contract Verbs (in alpha and epsilon).
Assignment: Unit Nine: Drills (pg. 248): I.1-10.

Thirty-Four
Unit Nine: Drills (pg. 248): I.1-10.

Unit Nine: Demonstrative Adjectives/Pronouns.
Comparison of Demonstratives.
Assignment: Unit Nine: Drills (pg. 249): II.1-10.

Thirty-Five
Unit Nine: Drills (pg. 249): II.1-10.

Unit Nine: Syntax: Subjective and Objective Genitives; Dative of Manner; Dative of Respect.
Assignment: Unit Nine: Exercises (pg. 250): I.1a-f, 2a-c, 3.

Thirty-Six
Unit Nine: Exercises (pg. 250): I.1a-f, 2a-c, 3.

Unit Nine: Exercises (pg. 250-1): I.4-12.
Assignment: Unit Nine (pg. 251): I.15-20; II.2.

Thirty-Seven
Unit Nine (pg. 251): I.15-20; II.2.

Unit Ten: More Third-Declension Nouns, Various Third-Declension Adjectives.
Unit Ten: Drills (pg. 277): I.7-15.
Assignment: Unit Ten: Drills (pg. 277): I.1-6.

Thirty-Eight
Unit Ten: Drills (pg. 277): I.1-6.

Contracted Verbs in omicron.
Unit Ten: Drills (pp. 277-8): II.1-5.
Assignment: Drills (pp. 277-8): II.6-12.

Thirty-Nine
Unit Ten: Drills (pp. 277-8): II.6-12.

Syntax: Accusative Subject of the Infinitive; Result Clauses.
Assignment: Unit Ten: Drills (pg. 278): III.1-5.

Forty
Unit Ten: Drills (pg. 278): III.1-5.

Syntax: Compound Verbs.
Unit Ten: Exercises (pg. 279): I.1-5.
Assignment: Unit Ten: Exercises (pg. 279): I.6-10.

Forty-One
Unit Ten: Exercises (pg. 279): I.6-10.

Unit Ten: Exercises (pg. 280): I.11-20, II.2.
Unit Ten: Readings (pg. 282).

Forty-Two
Questions and Review for Final Examination.