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02411/Greek, Ancient (GRK-ANC)

1. The Greek and Roman Classics Department offers courses in classical Latin and Greek. For modern Greek courses, see Greek, Modern.

2. Any student taking Greek or Latin at any level for the first time should consult the Greek and Roman Classics department website at www.temple.edu/classics for detailed information. There is special information on learning Greek at www.temple.edu/classics/greek.html.

3. Basic course descriptions for the three levels of Greek are as follows:

  • Elements: General introduction to grammar and to skills needed to read Classical Greek texts. The goal is to begin reading the works of major authors as soon as possible. Extended passages from major authors begin to be read during the second semester.
  • Intermediate: Continued reading of texts to increase speed and proficiency. In Greek: both prose (e.g., Plato) and poetry (e.g., Homerís Odyssey), with systematic review of grammar and syntax.
  • Readings: Extensive readings from a selection of major authors that varies from year to year.
  • All language courses listed are ancient Greek only. For modern Greek courses, see Greek, Modern.

    Lower Division Courses

    1001. Ancient Greek 1 (4 s.h.) F S. Core: LA.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0051.)

    Beginning courses in Ancient Greek with basic grammar and readings. Extended passages from major authors read towards the end of Ancient Greek 2.

    1002. Ancient Greek 2 (4 s.h.) F S. Core: LA.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0052.)

    Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Ancient Greek 1001 (0051) or permission of the instructor.

    Beginning courses in Ancient Greek with basic grammar and readings. Extended passages from major authors read towards the end of Ancient Greek II.

    1003. Intensive Ancient Greek (7 s.h.)

    This course provides the equivalent of a full year of the study of Ancient Greek in one semester. Students learn the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax and read progressively more difficult passages adapted from ancient authors. Upon completion of this course students will be able to enter second-year Greek.

    Upper Division Courses

    2001. Ancient Greek 3 (3 s.h.) F S. Core: LB.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC C061.)

    Prerequisite: Ancient Greek 1002 (0052) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings in Ancient Greek prose and poetry.

    2002. Ancient Greek 4 (3 s.h.) F S. Core: LB.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0062.)

    Prerequisite: Ancient Greek 2001 (C061) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings in Ancient Greek prose and poetry.

    3002. Readings in Greek Literature II (3 s.h.) F S.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0102.)

    Prerequisite: Ancient Greek 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

    3096. Readings in Greek Literature I (3 s.h.) F S. Core: WI.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC W101.)

    Prerequisite: Ancient Greek 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Arranged each semester. Please consult with the instructor.

    4001. Thucydides (3 s.h.) Core: WI.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0222.)

    Prerequisite: Completion of Ancient Greek 3002 (0102) or permission of the instructor.

    Readings in Greek from Thucydides` History of the Peloponnesian War.

    4082. Independent Study (2 s.h.) F S.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0380.)

    Prerequisite: Ancient Greek 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Concentrated work at an advanced level on a topic chosen by student and teacher. Weekly tutorial sessions.

    4182. Independent Study (3 s.h.) F S.

    (Formerly: GRK-ANC 0381.)

    Prerequisite: Ancient Greek 2002 (0062) or permission of the instructor.

    Concentrated work at an advanced level on a topic chosen by student and teacher. Weekly tutorial sessions.


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