Greek 2

Spring 2009

Instructor: H. W. Haskell (haskell@southwestern.edu)

Office: MBH 223, tel. 1554

Office hours: tba

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In this course, we will continue 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.

Course text: M. Balme, G. Lawall, Athenaze. An Introduction to Ancient Greek, I-II

Grading:

Exams. The exams consist of paradigms, vocabulary, and 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.

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

You can find the web version of this syllabus at:

http://www.southwestern.edu/departments/classics/syllabi/greek2_09.html

 

Date

Assignment

 

January 12
Monday

Introduction

 

January 14
Wednesday

Story 13α

 

January 16
Friday

Story 13β; quiz (13)

 

January 19
Monday

MLK

 

January 21
Wednesday

Story 14α

 

January 23
Friday

Story 14β

 

January 26
Monday

passages pp. 247-248, 249; quiz (14)

 

January 28
Wednesday

Story 15α

 

January 30
Friday

Story 15β

 

February 2
Monday

excercise 15η; quiz (15)

 

February 4
Wednesday

Story 16α

 

February 6
Friday

Test #1 (takehome) (13-15)

Brown Symposium

February 9
Monday

16β

 

February 11
Wednesday

excercise 16ζ; quiz (16)

 

February 13
Friday

Story 17α

 

February 16
Monday

Story 17β; quiz (17)

Votives to Asklepios (Cornell College)
Map
Epidaurus, plan

February 18
Wednesday

Story 18α

 

February 20
Friday

Story 18β

 

February 23
Monday

excercise 18k; quiz (18)

 

February 25
Wednesday

excercise 19α

 

February 27
Friday

Story 19β

 

March 2
Monday

excercises 19ζ, η; quiz (19)

 

March 4
Wednesday

Story 20γ

 

March 6
Friday

Story 20δ; quiz (20)

 

March 9
Monday

Exam #2 (16-20)

 

March 11
Wednesday

Story 21α

 

March 13
Friday

excercise 21γ

Spring break, 10 p.m.

March 23
Monday

Story 21β; quiz (21)

 

March 25
Wednesday

Story 22α

 

March 27
Friday
Story 22β  

March 30
Monday

excercise 22δ; quiz (22)

 

April 1
Wednesday

excercises 23α and β

 

April 3
Friday

excercise 23γ; quiz (23)

 

April 6
Monday

Story 24α

 

April 7
Wednesday

Story 24β; quiz (24)

 

April 10
Friday
NO CLASS

 

April 13
Monday

Exam #3 (21-24)

 

April 15
Wednesday

Story 25α

 

April 17
Friday

Story 25β

 

April 20
Monday

passage p. 159; quiz (25)

 

April 22
Wednesday

Story 26α

 

April 24
Friday

excercise 26β

 

April 27
Monday

Story 26β; quiz (26)

 

April 29
Wednesday

Story 27α

 

May 1
Friday

Story 27β; quiz (27)