Introduction to Attic Greek: Volume 6

We are pleased to share the sixth and final volume of this Learning Module at Kosmos Society: 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 5 covers material from units 18–20.

You can find the complete video playlist here.

If you are a member of Kosmos Society and are interested in joining a study group, or wish to sign up for Office Hour sessions with tutors please post in the forum.

This is a suggested syllabus for Units 18–20, with references to numbered sections from Greek: An Intensive Course by Hansen and Quinn.

Week 1: Start Unit 18
Week 2: Unit 18 Continued
Week 3: Start Unit 19
Week 4: Unit 19 Continued
Week 5: Start Unit 20
Week 6: Unit 20 Continued
Week 7: Review Units 18 to 20
Next steps

Week 1: Start Unit 18

Reading:
Section 136: The Verb ἵημι (pages 519–523)

Related videos:
Learn Ancient Greek: 101_Unit 18 Active Present and Aorist of ἵημι

Learn Ancient Greek: 102_Unit 18 Middle passive of ἵημι

Week 2: Unit 18 Continued

Reading:
Section 139: Indefinite, Relative, and Interrogative Adverbs (pages 525–526)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 103_Unit 18 indefinite relatives and indirect interrogatives

Reading:
Section 140: Indirect Question (pages 526–528)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 104_Unit 18 indirect questions

Reading:
Vocabulary and Vocabulary Notes (pages 529–533)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 105_Unit 18 Vocabulary

Week 3: Start Unit 19

Reading:
Section 141 Comparison of Adverbs (pages 543–544)

Reading:
Section 142 Irregular Comparison of Adjectives (pages 544–545)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 106_Unit 19 Comparison of adverbs and irregular comparison of adjectives

Reading:
Section 143 The Verb οἶδα (pages 546–547)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 107_Unit 19 The verb οἶδα

Week 4: Unit 19 Continued

Reading:
Section 144 Temporal Clauses Introduced by μέχρι and ἕως (pages 547–548)

Reading:
Section 145 Temporal Clauses Introduced by πρίν, “before, until” (pages 548–549)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 108_Unit 19 Temporal clauses with moods or indicative

Reading:
Section 146 Attraction of the Relative Pronoun to the Case of its Antecedent / Omission of the Antecedent of the Relative Pronoun (pages 549–550)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 109_Unit 19 Attraction and suppression of antecedents

Reading:
Vocabulary and Notes (pages 551–554)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 110_Unit 19 Vocabulary

Week 5: Start Unit 20

Reading:
Section 147 Verbal Adjectives in -τέος, -τέᾱ, -τέον (pages 563–565)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 111_Unit 20 Verbal adjectives, active and passive

Reading:
Section 148 The Impersonal Verbs δεῖ, “it is necessary, must; there is need”; χρή, “ought, must” (pages 565–567)

Reading:
Section 149 The Use of δοκεῖ in Sense “seems best” (page 567)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 112_Unit 20 impersonal verb festival

Week 6: Unit 20 Continued

Reading:
Section 150: Accusative Absolute (pages 567–568)

Reading:
Section 151 The Verb κεῖμαι, “lie, be placed, be set” (pages 568–569)

Reading:
Section 152 Second-Declension Nouns of the Type νοῦς, νοῦ, ὁ, “mind” (page 569)

Reading:
Section 153 The Third-Declension Noun ἄστυ, ἄστεως, τό, “town” (page 569)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 113_Unit 20 Three random things

Reading:
Vocabulary and Notes (pages 570–572)

Related video:
Learn Ancient Greek: 114_Unit 20 Vocabulary

Week 7: Review Units 18–20

Review: pages 581–582
Sample Grammar Examination (pages 583–585), with Answer Key

The Appendix section of Hansen & Quinn’s Greek: An Intensive Course will provide a useful reference to what you have been learning in this course.

Next Steps

You are now more than ready to start reading ancient Greek texts!

Here are some ideas if you would like to continue, either on your own or with a group.

You have had some practice if you followed the Readings at the end of each Unit—if you had a particular favorite passage, why not read the complete work?

There are some reading/translation groups at Kosmos Society, so please indicate in the forum if you would like to join—or start your own group!

You can find a great range of Greek texts online at Perseus, here:
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collection?collection=Perseus:collection:Greco-Roman
They incorporate links to Greek dictionaries.

You can also find further videos and resources on the Learning Modules & Sunoikisis Content page, here.