Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

Office: Thomas 245

Office Phone: 526-5046

Carpenter 17

M-F 10:00-11:00

Office Hours: MW 1:00-2:00

or by appointment


Required Texts:

Chase & Phillips, A New Introduction to Greek

Balme & Lawall, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Course Description:

Greek 017 is designed to introduce the student to the remaining elements of basic Greek grammar and syntax, building on the vocabulary and the basic structures learned in the first semester in order to prepare the student for the reading of real ancient Greek prose. Selections from ancient Greek authors such as Plato, Xenophon, Lysias, Palaiphatos, and Apollodoros will provide the opportunity to read lengthy passages of connected prose.

Course Requirements:

Class participation:

Participation, of course, includes attendance, since you cannot participate if you are not in class. If, for some reason, you cannot attend class, please inform me in advance. In each class session, we will translate aloud, either from the textbook exercises or from the portions of the text assigned for the week. Please be prepared to translate any of the readings specified in the previous class session. If, for some reason, you cannot prepare for class, please attend anyway - you will be better prepared for the next class.


There will be a short (10 minute) quiz every Monday on the material covered in the previous week. One quiz may be missed without penalty, but there are no make-up quizzes. If no quiz is missed, the lowest quiz grade may be dropped. The quizzes are intended to ensure that you keep up with the readings and give you further practice to build your Greek syntax and vocabulary.


There will be a mid-term and a final for this class on all the materials covered to that date in class. The midterm will focus on vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, whereas the final will also include translation of passages read during the latter half of the term.

Grade Distribution:

Class Participation 25%

Quizzes 40%

Midterm Exam 15%

Final Exam 20%