Class meets promptly at 1:40 MWF in Allen 229. For the first third to half of the semester, I will be there at 1:25 to direct the mental gymnastics warm-up to the class. At the front we will focus on morphology; later we will mix in syntax as well. The mental gymnastics portion of the class is optional, but strongly recommended unless your Greek is very solid in all respects (and even then it's not a bad idea). We will have occasional days "off" to balance for this time.
For those who prefer a systematic review of core principal parts ("PP" in the directions below), see my core principal parts list from Greek 102. (We will, however, add a few "core" verbs to that list this semester, such as πυνθάνομαι for the first lesson.)
1 Monday, August 26th
In class drills: 1/2/3 declensions, λύω active
2 Wednesday, August 28th
Eros Reading 1A
Review: Third Declension §44,45 (esp. ἀνήρ, ἔτος), Participles §25-40, εἰμί §65, PP γίγνομαι, πυνθάνομαι, μένω
3 Friday, August 30th
Eros Reading 1B
Review: Personal and relative pronouns §2,4; αὐτος, οὗτος (esp. feminine) §3,11; interrogative/indefinite pronouns τίς / τις §15,16; οἶδα §45
4 Monday, September 2nd
Quiz 1, Eros Reading 2A, 1-24
Review: Readings 1A and 1B, εἶμι §65-66
The fresco painting above is from the Tomb of the Diver in Paestum (a Greek site south of Naples in Campania, Italy), showing men at a symposium, reclining and playing a game (kottabos). For images of the entire room for these extraordinary paintings, click here.