Introduction to Attic Greek: Volume 2

We are pleased to share the second volume of this Learning Module at Hour 25: Introduction to Attic Greek.

This comprises a series of video presentations made by Leonard Muellner (Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Brandeis University) and Belisi Gillespie. They cover the content covered in two semesters of a college-level Introduction to Ancient Greek course. These videos are designed to be used in conjunction with the book Greek: An Intensive Course by Hardy Hansen and Gerald M. Quinn. Volume 2 covers material from units 4–7.

You can find the complete video playlist here.

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This is a suggested syllabus for Units 4–7, with references to numbered sections from Greek: An Intensive Course by Hansen and Quinn.

Week 1: Start Unit 4
Week 2: Unit 4 Continued
Week 3: Start Unit 5
Week 4: Unit 5 Continued
Week 5: Start Unit 6
Week 6: Unit 6 Continued
Week 7: Start Unit 7
Week 8: Unit 7 Continued
Week 9: Review Units 4 to 7

Week 1: Start Unit 4

Learn Unit 4 Vocabulary

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Learn Ancient Greek: 21_Unit 4 Vocabulary

Section 37: First-declension nouns, concluded; Masculine nouns in – ης or -ᾱς

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Learn Ancient Greek: 18_Unit 4 Two new types of first declension nouns

Read Section 38: Adjectives of the first and second declension
Read Section 39: Agreement of adjective and noun

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Learn Ancient Greek: 19_Unit 4 Adjectives and their Endings

Read Section 40: Position of the adjective

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Learn Ancient Greek: 20_Unit 4 Attributive and predicative position and function

Week 2: Unit 4 Continued

Read Section 41: Conditional Sentences
Read Section 42: Elision

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Learn Ancient Greek: 22a_Unit 4 Conditional Sentences

Week 3: Start Unit 5

Learn Unit 5 Vocabulary

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Learn Ancient Greek: 29 Unit 5 Vocabulary

Section 43 Passive Voice, sections 1–6 including

  • Present Indicative Passive
  • Imperfect Indicative Passive
  • Present Subjunctive Passive
  • Present Optative Passive
  • Present Infinitive Passive

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Learn Ancient Greek: 22 Unit 5 Passive Voice

Learn Ancient Greek: 23 Unit 5 Passive Subjunctive and Optative

Learn Ancient Greek: 24 Unit 5 Aorist and Future Passive 1

Read Section 44: Genitive of Personal Agent

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Learn Ancient Greek: 26 Unit 5 Agent Constructions

Week 4: Unit 5 Continued

Read Section 43 Passive Voice, sections 7–13, including

  • Aorist Subjunctive Passive
  • Aorist Optative Passive
  • Aorist Infinitive Pssive
  • Future Indicative Passive
  • Perfect Indicative Passive
  • Pluperfect Indicative Passive
  • Perfect Infinitive Passive

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Learn Ancient Greek: 25 Unit 5 Perfect and Pluperfect Passive

Learn Ancient Greek: 27 Unit 5 Passive Infinitives

Read Section 43, Section 14: Consonant Stems

Read Sections 45–47: Substantive Use of the Article, The Articular Infinitive

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Learn Ancient Greek: 28 Unit 5 Three Things you can do with Articles

Week 5: Start Unit 6

Learn Vocabulary

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Learn Ancient Greek: 35 Unit 6 Vocabulary

Read Section 48: Third Declension Nouns, Consonant Stems

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Learn Ancient Greek: 30 Unit 6 Third Declension Nouns

Read Section 49: The Relative Pronoun

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Learn Ancient Greek: 31 Unit 6 Relative pronouns in English and Greek

Learn Ancient Greek: 32 Unit 6 Form of Greek Relative Pronouns

Week 6: Unit 6 Continued

Read Section 50: The Independent Subjunctive

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Learn Ancient Greek: 33 Unit 6 Independent Uses of the Subjunctive

Read Section 51: Partitive Genitive
Read Section 52: Genitive of Time within Which
Read Section 53: Dative of Time at Which
Read Sections 54–56 Accusative of Extent of Time
Read Section 55: Expressions of Time Compared
Read Section 56: Accusative of Extent of Space

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Learn Ancient Greek: 34 Unit 6 Time Expressions

Week 7: Start Unit 7

Learn Vocabulary
Read Section 64: Adverbs

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Learn Ancient Greek: 42 unit 7 Adverbs and Vocabulary

Read Section 57: Middle Voice, including

  • Future Indicative Middle
  • Aorist Indicative Middle
  • Aorist Subjunctive Middle
  • Aorist Optative Middle
  • Aorist Infinitive Middle

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Learn Ancient Greek: 36 Unit 7 Meaning of Middle Voice

Learn Ancient Greek: 37 Unit 7 Forms of Future and Aorist Middle

Read Section 58: Middle Voice of Verbs Seen Thus Far
Read Section 59: Second Aorist Active and Middle, including

  • Second Aorist Indicative Active and Middle
  • Second Aorist Subjunctive Active and Middle
  • Second Aorist Optative Active and Middle
  • Second Aorist Infinitive Active and Middle

Refer to Section 60: Principal Parts and Tense Stems: Summary

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Learn Ancient Greek: 38 Unit 7 Second Aorist

Week 8: Unit 7 Continued

Read Section 61: The Independent Optative

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Learn Ancient Greek: 39 Unit 7 Independent Uses of the Optative

Read Section 62: Demonstrative Adjective/Pronoun ἐκεῖνος

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Read Section 63: Conditional Sentences with Relative Protases

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Learn Ancient Greek 41 Unit 7 Conditional sentences with relative clauses

Week 9: Review Units 4 to 7

SELF-CORRECTING EXAMINATION 2A
SELF-CORRECTING EXAMINATION 2B