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Greek, Ancient

Since the Renaissance’s revival of Ancient Greek philosophy and literature, the works of Homer, Plato, and Aristotle have established themselves as Western canon that is still taught today. Prevalent in more than just the arts, Ancient Greek – which was spoken primarily from the 9th century to the 4th century BCE – was also the language from which revolutionary breakthroughs in science, math and architecture were first developed. An impressive culture indeed!

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Introduction to Homer, Herodotus, and Plato

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  • Iliad 1.1-5
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    Introduction to Homer, Herodotus, and Plato

    Iliad 1.1-5

    • Read Iliad 1.1-5
    • Apply Grammatical Agreement
    • Be Introduced to Noun and Adjective Case
    • Learn the Difference Between δέ and τε
  • Iliad 1.12-15, 18-19
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    Introduction to Homer, Herodotus, and Plato

    Iliad 1.12-15, 18-19

    • Read Iliad 1.12-15, 18-19
    • Be Introduced to Participles
    • Learn and Use the Prepositions ἐπί , ἐν , and ἀνά
    • Practice Contractions
    • Practice the Second Declension
  • Herodotus' Histories 1.23-24 (condensed)
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    Introduction to Homer, Herodotus, and Plato

    Herodotus' Histories 1.23-24 (condensed)

    • Understand the Story of Arion from Herodotus
    • Practice the Infinitive with Subject Accusative
    • Produce First Declension Dative Singulars
    • Produce First Declension Nominatives and Accusatives
    • Use Participles
    • Use the Definite Article
  • Plato's Crito 43a
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    Introduction to Homer, Herodotus, and Plato

    Plato's Crito 43a

    • Understand the Beginning of Plato's Crito
    • Produce 1sg and 2sg Present Active Indicatives
    • Recognize the Vocative Case
    • Use 2sg and 3sg Middle Perfects
    • Use Articular Infinitives with διά to Explain
    • Use the Masculine and Neuter Definite Article