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COURSE NAME: "Directed Readings in Greek"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Govero
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 6:00-7:15 PM
PREREQUISITES: (Prerequisite: GRK 102 or permission of the Instructor)

The course will offer students the opportunity to read original Greek texts as well as improve their command of accidence, syntax and vocabulary. Language levels will be determined at the beginning of the course and depending on the levels, texts will be chosen to match those levels. The course will emphasize reading Greek for cultural, historical, and social content as well as improving grammar and vocabulary. Texts may therefore vary but will be chosen from such Greek authors as Herodotus, Xenephon, Plato, Lucian, Cebe or the New Testament.
Greek 282 (Intermediate Greek reading) will be in two phases:  1.  Intensive review of accidence, syntax, and especially the

syntax of dependent clauses, participles and the subjuntive and opatative moods.  2. It will then move  to reading elementary and

more complicated narratives, and  finish by reading a longer text.  Dependent on the texts chosen, there will be references to

variants from the Attic dialect and considerations of the dialect of the chosen text.  The course will emphasize reading Greek for

literary, historical, social or philosophical content as well as an exercise in improving grammar and vocabulary.  The techniques

improvements in reading in this course should prepare students for better comprehension of more advanced Greek texts in Greek

literature, history, philosophy and relisious studies.

At the end of the course students should be able/have:

.  to read Greek texts at the advanced-intermediate level.

.  improved their knowledge of grammar:  accidence, syntax and lexicon

.  have a detailed knowledge of the historical, conceptual, and mythical-religious context of what

   they have read.

. .recognize certain  variations in Greek dialects

.  have developed reading techniques beyond isolated sentences and be capable of reading longer,

   continuous passages with improved comprehension.

.  be alert to rules of prodody in poety and style of prose.
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
A Greek ReaderFrederic JacobsForgotten Books978-0-282-35652-1 Almost Corner

Accuracy in translation and commentary on texts 505
Quizzes (five) 50%

AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

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SessionSession FocusReading AssignmentOther AssignmentMeeting Place/Exam Dates
Monday, September 1PHASE 1: Introduction to the Course: content and evaluation. "Processing a Latin/Greek Text"A Greek Reader (GR): pp. 1, 2: First and Second Declensions. 
Wednesday, September 5Review of translations. Commentary and review of grammar and vocabulary.GR: pp. 2,3,4 Third Declension, Contracted declension, examples of all declensions.  
Monday, September 10Translation and review of readings 2,3,4. Commentary on grammar.pp 5, 6, 7, 8 Adjectives  
Wednesday, September 17Review and commentary, pp. 6, 7, 8 AdjectivesPp 8,9,10,11: regular verbs  
Wednesday, September 19Review and commentary of pp. 8,9,10,11: Regular verbs.pp. 11, 12 Middle voice  
Monday, September 24Review of middle voice, pp. 9,10,11pp. 12, 13, 14, passive voice  
Wednesday, September 26Review and Commentary pp. ,12,13, 14pp. 15, 16, 17 Contract Verbs: active, middle, passive  
Monday, October 1Review and commentary: contract verbs: active, middle, passivepp. 18, 19, 20 Verbs in MI  
Wednesday, October 3Review and commentary of verbs in MIpp. 21, 22: Irregular Verbs  
Monday, October 8Review and commentary of irregular verbspp. 23, 24, 25, 26: Verbs  
Wednesday, Octerber 10Review and commentary: verbs.pp. 26, 27, 28: verbs.  
Monday, October 15Quiz 1; Review and Commentary on verbs.pp. 31, 32, 33, 34: Fables & Philosophers  
PHASE II: Wednesday, October 17Review and Commentary on Fables and Philospherspp. 35, 36, Philosophers  
Monday, October 22Review and Commentary: Philosopherspp. 34, 35, 36  
Wednesday, October 24Review and Commentary: Philosopherspp. 37, 38, 39 Philosophers, Poets, Orators  
Monday, October 29Review and commentary: Philosophers, Poets, Oratorspp. 39, 40,41: Princes and Statesmen  
Wednesday, October 31Review and Commentary: Princes and Statesmen   
Monday, November 5Review and Commentary. Princes and Statesmen Quiz 2pp. 41, 42 Princes and Statesmen  
Wednesday, November 7Review and Commentary, Princes and Statesmenpp. 43, 44, 45 Spartans  
Monday, November 12Review and Commentary: Spartanspp. 45,46, 47, 48: Spartan Women  
Wednesday, November 14Review and Commentary: Spartan Womenpp. 61 - 64  
Monday, November 19Review and Commentary: Mythologypp. 64 - 68 Mythology  
Wednesday, November 21Review and Commentary, Mythologypp. 64 - 58 Mythology  
Monday, November 26Review and commentary: Natuaral Historypp. 57,- 61 Mythology  
Monday, December 3Review and Commentary: Mythologypp. 68 - 72 Argonauts  
Wednesday, December 5 (Last Class)Review and Commentary: Argonauts Assignments for Final Exam