“I would make them all learn English: and then I would let the clever ones learn Latin as an honor, and Greek as a treat.”
~Sir Winston Churchill
In this class, students will begin to read, write, and pronounce Attic Greek. They will obtain thorough understanding of inflection and basic verb tenses along with other foundational grammatical knowledge.
By studying vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, students will not only gain an appreciation for Greek, but will also learn more about English and language in general. Students will also begin to read sentences in original Greek.
Note to parents:
- In this class, we will be reading Greek that was written by Greek writers. Although detail is not included, some of the readings may contain mature content or themes, which may include violence (including rape), death, references to sex, and ample amount of misogyny. While these themes may be present, as they are in many world mythologies (like Greek Mythology), fairy tales, and literature, they are not the primary focus of our class. The main focus of the class is Greek language acquisition.
- Informal student-led group study sessions will be planned throughout the semester for students to ask questions and practice their Greek skills.