GREEK 101, Intro to Classical Greek

Learn to read Ancient Greek at a beginner’s level. The emphasis of the course is on reading excerpts of classical mythology from the ancient Greek epic poetry of Homer. Daily lessons are arranged so every word, form, and rule in the day’s selection are learned beforehand.

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

   • Quickly translate selected passages from Homer’s Odyssey — including the Lotus Eaters, Cyclops, Circe, a glimpse of Hades, Tantalus, Sisyphus, Scylla and Charbdis, the Sirens, Calypso — stories whose echoes still resound throughout literature today

   • Explore various aspects of ancient history: Greek culture; art; sculpture; architecture; democracy; and the dawn of Western Civilization

Course Details:

   • Readings from Homer with abundant illustrations of Homeric scenes and themes

   • Integrated exercises and reviews to facilitate mastery

   • Derivative word studies

   • Flashcards for vocabulary study

Image: The Corinthian helmet, a favourite of warriors from ancient Sparta to imperial Rome.