Greek 1

Fall 2007

Instructor: P. Haskell (haskellp@southwestern.edu)

Office: MBH 223, tel. 1554

Office hours: tba
or by appointment


In this course, we will combine translation with grammatical analysis and devote time to cultural, historical, etymological, and linguistic issues. The ability to read Greek allows one not only to delve into the ancient past (classical and ecclesiastical), but it also helps to develop a sharper understanding of English and other languages and provides an excellent foundation for English vocabulary building.

 

Grading:

Exams. The exams consist of sentences or passages for translation (Greek to English), which test one's ability to pull together material (grammar & vocabulary).

Quizzes. The quizzes cover memory work (e.g. declensions, conjugations, vocabulary), that is, material that is to be learned for each chapter. This is what I call the "idiot work", by which I do NOT mean that anybody in this class is an idiot: it means that it is purely and simply memorization work, which requires much patience, endurance, and consistency, rather than brilliant analytical powers.

Class participation and attendance: Regular preparation, class participation, and attendance are expected, and will affect your grade. Foreign language study is such that certain aspects of one's performance cannot be judged by examinations, but rather by class performance. 10% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation; effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class.

 

Final Grades. The plus and minus grading system, now in effect at Southwestern, will be used for final grades. Semester % averages will translate to the following letter grades:

GRADE
INCLUSIVE
% RANGE
GPA POINTS
EQUIV.
A+
96.7-100.0
4.00
A
93.4-96.6
4.00
A-
90.0-93.3
3.67
B+
86.7-89.9
3.33
B
83.4-86.6
3.00
B-
80.0-83.3
2.67
C+
76.7-79.9
2.33
C
73.4-76.6
2.00
C-
70.0-73.3
1.67
D+
66.7-69.9
1.33
D
63.4-66.6
1.00
D-
60.0-63.3
0.67
F
0.0-59.9
0.00

 



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Class 1    
Class 2

read Intro., pp. ix-xxi

 
Class 3

exc. 1a (p. 6)

Greek parts of speech
Class 4 LABOR DAY - no classes  
Class 5 Quiz (1); exc. 1b (p. 10)  
Class 6

Translate 2 alpha

 
Class 7

Quiz (2); Exc. 2d, e, z (pp. 21-22)

 
Class 8

Translate 3 alpha; Exc. 3a w/out translating (p. 27)

 

Class 9

Quiz (3); Translate 3 beta

 
Class 10

Exc. 4a (p. 40), Exc. 4b, g, d, e (pp. 42-43)

 
Class 11

Quiz (4); Exc. 4l (p. 52)

 
Class 12

Translate 4 beta

 
Class 13

EXAM #1 (1-4)

 
Class 14

Exc. 5d (p. 58)

 
Class 15

Quiz (5); Translate 5 beta

 
Class 16

Translate 6 alpha; Exc. 6a, b (p. 78)

 
Class 17

Translate 6 beta

Theseus
Class 18

Quiz (6); Exc. 6k, 6m, 6z (pp. 89-90)

"autos"
Class 19

Translate 7 alpha; Exc. 7a (p. 100)

 
Class 20

Quiz (7); Translate 7 beta

 
Class 21 EXAM #2 (5-7) FALL BREAK starts at 10:00 pm
Class 22 FALL BREAK  
Class 23

Translate 8 alpha

 
Clsss 24

Exc. 8b, g (p. 116)

 
Class 25

Quiz (8); Exc. 8e (p. 127)

 
Class 26

Ex. 9a, b, g, d (pp. 137-138)

 
Class 27

Quiz (9); Translate 9 beta

 
Classs 28 Translate passages on pp. 149-150 (Odysseus and Circe), 151 (Simonides), and 151 (Luke)  
Class 29

Translate 10 alpha; Exc. 10a

 
Class 30

Quiz (10) Turn in on Monday); Translate 10 beta (submit to haskell@southwestern.edu)

 
Class 31

Translate 11 alpha; Exc. 11a (p. 178)

 
NClsss 32

Translate 11 beta

 
Classs 33 Quiz (11); translate Herodotus (pp. 192-193); Exc. 11xi (p. 193)  
Class 34

Translate 12 alpha; Exc. 12a

 
Class 35

Quiz (12); translate 12 beta

 
Class 36

Exc. 12h (p. 200)

 
Clsss 37

EXAM #3 (8-12)

 
Class 38    
Class 39

Translate 13 alpha; Exc. 13a, b (pp. 215-216)

 
Class 40 Quiz (13); Exc. 13z (p. 225), Exc. 13h, w/out translation (p. 225), 13th (p. 226)  
Class 41

Translate 14 alpha; Exc. 14a (p. 238)

 
Class 42

Translate Herodotus (pp. 247-248), Theognis (p. 249), and Luke (p. 249)

 
Classs 43 Quiz (14)