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Academic Year 2020-2021 • Grade 9 and above • Greek Sequence

Greek III

Continuing on the basis of Greek I-II, we now branch out into the reading of a variety of materials from an intermediate Greek reader, and then progress through as much of Socrates' Apology as time allows. (In recent years, we have been able to complete the whole of the Apology.) The goal is to move from mastery of forms and constructions to a synthetic fluency in reading Greek.

Course Website: Greek III

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Bruce McMenomy

Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021

Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.

Tuition: $600.00



Prerequisites

Greek II or equivalent grounding in Attic Greek.

Recommended background

Any familiarity with classical literature is certainly useful, but the course does not prescribe or expect any. The chief expectation is that the student has received a solid grounding in Greek grammar.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

A Greek Reader for Schools , Authors: C. E. Freeman, W. D. Lowe

ISBN: 0865162670

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Other information: This is a reprint of a much older book, but still a solid selection of readings which are both entertaining and conducive to the development of fluency. Most of the passages have been edited somewhat from their original forms (Herodotus' Ionic dialect has been systematically Atticized throughout), but the work is solid and tractable.


This textbook is required:

Plato: Apology , Authors: Plato, James J. Helm (Editor)

ISBN: 0865163480

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This textbook is required:

Syntactical Mechanics , Authors: Bruce A. McMenomy

ISBN: 0806144947

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This book is recommended but not required and its use is optional:

All the Greek Verbs , Authors: N. Marinone

ISBN: 0715617729

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Other information: Not required, but this volume is worth its weight in frustration: it locates verbs according to their (often wildly divergent) principal parts.


This book is recommended but not required and its use is optional:

An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon , Authors: H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott

ISBN: 0199102066

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Other information: This is enough of a Greek lexicon to carry the student through an undergraduate career in classics and well into graduate school. It is not required for this course, but it will always be helpful and will not quickly become obsolete. It is worth noting that there are iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch versions of the full Liddell and Scott (which retails for about $200 if you can find it on sale) for two or three dollars. If you have the necessary hardware, this is a very congenial solution to the lexicon problem.


This book is recommended but not required and its use is optional:

Greek Grammar , Authors: Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing

ISBN: 0674362500

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Other information: Not absolutely required, but very strongly recommended. If you have funds to buy only one non-required volume for Greek, this should be it. Revised edition.


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