CLGR 102
Introduction to Greek Spring 2025
Division I

Class Details

This course is the second half of a full-year sequence designed to introduce students to the exciting and rewarding process of reading ancient Greek texts in their original language. We will focus on Attic Greek, the dialect of the Greek language that was spoken in Athens during the Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BCE) and in which some of the most famous works of Greek literature (e.g., the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and the dialogues of Plato) were composed. But this course will provide a solid foundation in Greek grammar and syntax for students interested in studying other dialects (e.g., the distinctive Greek of the Homeric epics, or the koine of the New Testament) as well. In the spring semester, we will continue our study of the Greek language as we begin translating longer stretches of Greek poetry, historiography, oratory, and/or narrative fiction. By the end of the year, students are prepared to move on to intermediate-level Greek reading courses.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: 8-10
Class#: 3816
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: frequent quizzes, tests, and a final exam
Prerequisites: CLGR 101 or permission of department
Enrollment Preferences: Classics majors or intended Classics majors, first years and sophomores
Unit Notes: credit granted only if both semesters (CLGR 101 and 102) are taken
Distributions: Division I

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