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Course: Greek IV

V Greek IV • Offering for 2018 • Grade 10 or above • Greek Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 4, 2018 to June 7, 2019
Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Greek IV website.
* Description
Homeric Greek: an introduction to the Homeric dialect, with prosodic analysis and a reading load approximately equivalent to that of the former AP Latin (Vergil) course. We read selected passages from Homer's Odyssey, including several books in their entirety, and discuss morphological and syntactic variations from Attic Greek.
* Meetings
This course meets 2 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Regular reading assignments, vocabulary and grammar drills and quizzes. The reading load begins at a modest pace and slowly increases throughout the year until the student should be able to read 100-130 lines per week.
* Prerequisites
Greek III or equivalent. If not Greek III, please contact the instructor for evaluation and permission to enroll. Currently offerings for the course alternate between Greek IV and Greek V; they can be taken in any order.
* Recommended background
The course presupposes no prior acquaintance with the Homeric dialect, but substantial fluency in Attic Greek.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Homer: Odyssey I-XII
Homer, W. B. Stanford
This text is required.
ISBN: 1853995029
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Homeric Vocabularies: Greek and English Word List for the Study of Homer
William B. Owen, Edgar J. Goodspeed
This text is required.
ISBN: 0806108282
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0674362500
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: This is available in various forms. Some solid reference grammar is highly recommended. It need not be this one.
* Homeric Dictionary
Georg Autenrieth
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0715617737
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: An alternative to Cunliffe's Homeric Lexicon. One or the other is required. (It is worth noting that Autenrieth's Homeric Lexicon is included with the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App "Lexiphanes", which bundles it with the large LSJ for about three dollars.)
* Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect
Richard J. Cunliffe
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0806114304
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: This lexicon or Autenrieth's is required. (It is worth noting that Autenrieth's Homeric Lexicon is included with the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App "Lexiphanes", which bundles it with the large LSJ for about three dollars.)


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