GREK 1331, SPRING 2011

INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT AND BIBLICAL GREEK: SYLLABUS

 

WELCOME

Some of your questions about the course:   

 What do I need?    How will I learn Greek?

LESSONS

TOPICS

INTRODUCTION
PART I:  week of 1/19

read, don't memorize!

 

Intr 0.1.1  The Greek language: classical and Biblical Greek
Intr 0.1.2  Method of this course. Forms and functions in language. Morphology, Syntax.
Intr 0.1.3  Review of the basics of English grammar.  Examples of syntactical analysis in English.

Intr 0.1.4  English syntax: a rehearsal

Intr 0.1.5  Syntactic analysis of a passage in English translated from Plato.

INTRODUCTION
PART II:  week of 1/24

goal: learn to read Greek aloud.

danger: giving English names to  Greek letters!

read, don't memorize!

Intr 0.2.1  The Greek alphabet          

Intr 0.2.2  Pronunciation.  Chart of consonantal sounds

Practice reading (vowels                    Practice reading consonants

Read Greek a (words beginning with vowels)

Read Greek b (words beginning with consonants)

Read Greek c (words beginning with diphthongs)

Intr 0.2.3  Comparative chart of English and Greek parts of speech

LESSON 1: week of 1/31

1.1    The behavior of Greek nouns.  Nominative case
1.2a  The behavior of Greek verbs.  Transitive verbs with a direct object in the Accusative case.

1.2b  Present Indicative and Infinitive
1.3     Adding adjectives

1.4     Summary of Lesson 1 

1.5     Punctuation

LESSON 2:

weeks of 2/7 and 2/14

2.1    Whose? Of what? Genitive case
2.2    To or for whom?  Dative case
2.3    Direct address: Vocative case of nouns.  Imperative mood of verbs.

2.4    Chart of the declension of masculine nouns

LESSON 3:

weeks of 2/21 and 2/28

3.1    Moods of the verb: Indicative and Imperative.  Verb infinitives.
3.2    Tenses: Present and Future (verbs with vowel and dental stems)
3.3    Dissecting verbs: stems and "endings"

3.4    Second Declension: masculine and neuter nouns

3.5    Chart of the declension of masculines and neuters

TEST 1  (Lessons 1-3)   Saturday, February 26th, 10:00-1:00pm, 203 AH, with oral component

LESSON 4: week of 3/7

4.1     Stem and endings in the second declension.
4.2     First declension nouns in  
 and  pure 
4.3a   Adjectives of the first and second declensions ( =
Type 1)

4.3b   Declension of adjectives
4.4     Prepositional phrases

4.5     Graphic of prepositional phrases

LESSON 5: week of 3/21

5.1a  Future of verbs with labial stems

5.1b  Future of verbs with palatal stems
5.2   Masculine nouns of the first declension in
 -ης and  -ας. 
5.3   Alpha “pure” and “impure.”    "Type 1" adjectives in   
-ος -η -ον and -ος  -α  -ον 
5.4   Genitive of separation.  Dative of means.  Dative of place/time.

5.5   A tip on accents (optional)

LESSON 6:

weeks of 3/28 and 4/4

6.1     Nouns and adjectives: agreement.  Attributive and predicative positions of noun modifiers
6.2a   Imperfect tense
6.2b   Augment

6.3      Nuts and bolts: adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, particles.

TEST 2  (Lessons 1-5)   Saturday, April 9th, 10:00-1:00pm, 203 AH, with oral component

LESSON 7: week of 4/11

7.1a   Verb to be: Present Indicative and Imperative.  To be as linking and intransitive.
7.1b   Articular Infinitive

7.2      Future Indicative and Imperfect of to be
7.3      General introduction to accents

7.4      Where to put the accent?

7.5      Predicate accusatives

LESSON  8C

weeks of 4/18 and 4/25

8.1    The concept of Voice.  Active and Passive voices in English
8.2a 
Middle-Passive Indicative endings (primary and historical or secondary). 

8.2b  Complement of the agent and dative of means.
8.3    
Overview of the Middle Voice   
8.4a  
Middle-Passive Imperative. 

8.4b   Deponent verbs:  γί(γ)νομαι, ἔρχομαι

8.5     How to translate middle, passive, deponent verbs: tips

8.6     Alternative (late) forms of active imperative and tips

 

REVIEW

 

REVIEW MATERIALS ARE ACCESSIBLE FROM THE REVIEW BAR BELOW

 Other materials will be emailed to students

TESTS

on campus      

off campus     recommendations  

 

  TEST 1  (Lessons 1-3)   Saturday, February 26th, 10:00-1:00pm, 203 AH, with oral component

  TEST 2  (Lessons 1-5)   Saturday, April 9th, 10:00-1:00pm, 203 AH, with oral component         

   FINAL EXAM (COMPREHENSIVE)  to be scheduled   

REVIEWS

REVIEW OF GRAMMAR AND SUMMARIES   

1) Introductory        2) Forms, part I           3) Syntax, part I      

    MEMORY AIDS  

INDEXES

INDEX OF DRILLS       INDEX OF VOCABULARIES       INDEX OF "TALKING VOCABULARIES"

INDEX OF SOUNDFILES