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Course Description

Academic Year 2020-2021 • Grade 10 and above • Greek Sequence

Greek IV

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.

Course Website: Greek IV

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Bruce McMenomy

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

Friday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET

Tuition: $600.00



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.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

Homer: Odyssey I-XII , Authors: Homer, W. B. Stanford

ISBN: 1853995029

Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore


This textbook is required:

Homeric Vocabularies: Greek and English Word List for the Study of Homer , Authors: William B. Owen, Edgar J. Goodspeed

ISBN: 0806108282

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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: This is available in various forms. Some solid reference grammar is highly recommended. It need not be this one.


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

Homeric Dictionary , Authors: Georg Autenrieth

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.)


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

Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect , Authors: Richard J. Cunliffe

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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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.


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