Required text: C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek.
(There will be other readings in the form of handouts.)
Luschnig’s text is divided into fourteen long chapters, many of which will take more than a week (but less than two weeks) to complete; I will be supplementing this syllabus with weekly assignment sheets. Our aim will be to get through at least the first 9 chapters by the end of the fall semester.
(The elementary Greek classes at Haverford and Bryn Mawr are testing a new edition of Luschnig brought out by the author in collaboration with Prof. Hamilton at Bryn Mawr; we would appreciate hearing from you about any mistakes you find and any comments or criticisms you may have.)
Regular prepared attendance and participation: It is particularly important to attend every class and keep up with the homework assignments, both written and oral: that is, you should not only hand in written assignments on time but be prepared to recite memorized material and translate prepared passages. If you have to miss a class, please let me know in advance if possible (email is good); if you can come but are unprepared, please come anyway, and let me know at the beginning of the class that you are unprepared.
Quizzes and Quizlets: We will have a 15-minute quiz following the completion of each chapter (except the chapter that precedes the mid-term). We will also have occasional unannounced 5-minute quizlets on whatever grammar, syntax, or vocabulary was prepared for a particular day.
Exams: There will be a midterm exam the week before or after fall break (date to be determined) and a final (self-scheduled) exam at the end of the semester.
Grading will be based on class participation and attendance, quizzes, quizlets, midterm and final exam. I will drop the lowest quiz grade.
Assignments: I will hand out weekly assignment sheets.
Schedule: There will be no class meeting on Friday September 15 (bi-college Classics retreat) or Monday October 2 (Yom Kippur).