Ancient Greek Language Studies





Program Overview


The program of language studies in Ancient Greek aims at providing introductory, functional, and mastery-grade language acquisition and proficiency through gradually comprehensive instruction.  The program is ideal for students and teachers of Classical Studies who are interested in comprehending Ancient Greek within an authentic communicative learning environment.  Source texts include the works of Aristotle, Hesiod, Homer, Menander, and Plato. 


Topics of Instruction Include:


  • Reading and writing the alphabet in authentic Greek.
  • Understanding and using accents and breathing marks.
  • Building vocabulary through reading, speaking, listening and translation drills.
  • Writing correct sentences according to emphatic subject, verb, or object needs.
  • Listening and pronouncing authentically the phonemic system of Ancient Greek.
  • Listening and pronouncing Ancient Greek in authentic and current native speech.
  • Building helpful vocabulary through reading, speaking, listening and translation drills.
  • Reading and deconstructing the vocabulary, grammar, and syntax of designated passages.
  • Understanding and using nouns, adjectives, participles, verbs, and all other parts of speech.
  • Developing competent use of cases, numbers, and genders for all declinable parts of speech.


Based on personal needs and the outcomes of a placement test, students have the opportunity to enroll in the following beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses and acquire the Greek Language by studying at low, mid, high, and superior levels of proficiency:


AGS200:   Introduction to Ancient Greek


AGS201:   Beginner Ancient Greek Level 1 (Low Beginner)

AGS202:   Beginner Ancient Greek Level 2 (Mid Beginner)

AGS203:   Beginner Ancient Greek Level 3 (High Beginner)

AGS204:   Beginner Ancient Greek Level 4 (Superior Beginner)


AGS211:   Intermediate Ancient Greek Level 1 (Low Intermediate)

AGS212:   Intermediate Ancient Greek Level 2 (Mid Intermediate)

AGS213:   Intermediate Ancient Greek Level 3 (High Intermediate)

AGS214:   Intermediate Ancient Greek Level 4 (Superior Intermediate)


AGS221:   Advanced Ancient Greek Level 1 (Low Advanced)

AGS222:   Advanced Ancient Greek Level 2 (Mid Advanced)

AGS223:   Advanced Ancient Greek Level 3 (High Advanced)

AGS224:   Advanced Ancient Greek Level 4 (Superior Advanced)


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