Course: Greek III

V Greek III • Offering for 2017 • Grade 9 or above • Greek Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Bruce McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Bruce McMenomy
Classes meet from September 5, 2017 to June 1, 2018
Dates and times to be arranged with enrolled students.
Enrollment Policy: Full Year Only
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Greek III website.
* Description
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.
* Meetings
This course meets 2 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
We attempt to mold the course to the student's abilities, covering as much reading as we are able. The emphasis is on acquiring ease of reading without undue pressure. The adequately prepared student should plan on spending an hour a day on the subject outside of class, but probably not a lot more.
* 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.
V Textbooks and Materials
* A Greek Reader for Schools
C. E. Freeman, W. D. Lowe
This text is required.
ISBN: 0865162670
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
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.
* Plato: Apology
Plato, James J. Helm (Editor)
This text is required.
ISBN: 0865163480
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
* An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon, Founded upon the 7th ed. of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
H. G. Liddell, Robert Scott
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0199102066
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
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.
* Greek Grammar
Herbert Weir Smyth, Gordon M. Messing
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0674362500
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
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.
* N. Marinone
All the Greek Verbs
This text is recommended; purchase and use is optional.
ISBN: 0715617729
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: Not required, but this volume is worth its weight in frustration: it locates verbs according to their (often wildly divergent) principal parts.


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