Classical Greek I
Day: Tuesdays (only)
Times (Pacific Time):
11:00am - 11:50am - Zoe Roberts
In Classical Greek I the students will be introduced to the ancient Greek language using the Greek to GCSE: Part 1 textbook. Specifically, the course will concentrate on the so-called Attic dialect (Attica being the region in which Athens was located), the normative dialect for speakers and writers of ancient Greek from the fifth century BC to the fall of Constantinople in AD 1453 (and beyond). The students will begin to gain a mastery of the first stage of the Greek language through a combination of translation into English, translation into Greek, written composition, listening practice, and reading. Students will be guided through important grammar and will learn vocabulary throughout the year, equipping them to begin reading Greek texts such as Plato, Sophocles, and Demosthenes, as well as texts written in other dialects, such as Homer, Herodotus, and the New Testament.
PLEASE NOTE: This class meets ONE day a week. Learning a language takes time, and in order to succeed in this class, the students will need to work on Greek daily (or at least every other day), on memorization and translation exercises. The instructor will provide a homework schedule each week, with each day's work expected to take 30 minutes per day. There will also be optional meetings throughout the year with the option of meeting one-on-one if needed.
Credits: 1 (Language)