Syllabus for Greek 2013, Spring 2013


Bridge near Mycenae


D. Thomas Benediktson, Spring, 2013, TT 2:00-3:15, ASDC 

Texts: Balme and Lawall, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Part II, 2nd edition (Oxford 2002) ;  A. M. Adam, The Apology of Socrates, University of Oklahoma Press.

This course is the fourth course in ancient Greek language.  It assumes that students know the material from Athenaze volume 1, as well as Volume II, through chapter 26. We will begin with chapter 27 but will also read Plato's Apology every day until finished.  Like last semester, we will learn a great deal about Greek culture and history as well as the Greek language.  Indeed, we will learn a great deal about ourselves and the way we look at the world.


There will be four tests, which are tentatively scheduled for February 5, March 5, April 2 and during the regularly-scheduled final examination period (1:00 on May 7).  Your final grade will be based on your best three test grades (other than the final examination, which can only be dropped with my permission) and your best quiz grades (I will drop 3 of these).


Objectives for this courses are:  to develop lower intermediate-level skills in translation, composition and pronunciation of ancient Greek; to acquire an understanding of ancient Greek culture and history; and to review and deepen knowledge of grammatical constructions and vocabulary in English.  These skills will be evaluated on tests and in class discussions.


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