An introduction to the basics of Ancient Greek in lesson format, to include grammar and some rudimentary readings. Completion of the course will allow most anyone to peruse most Ancient Greek literature with reasonable skill.
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I assume complete ignorance on the subject and great motivation.
I. The Greek alphabet, breathings, and accents; elision II. Nouns: Declension basics, the first declension III. Nouns: the second declension IV. Adjectives: first-second declension types V. The definite article (“the”), and the relative pronoun (“which”, “who”) VI. Verbs: basics of conjugation and Greek verb system, present tense VII. Verbs: future tense VIII. Verbs: imperfect tense IX. Verbs: aorist 1 tense X. Verbs: aorist 2 tense XI. Verbs: middle voice, passive voice XII. Contracted verbs and nouns XIII. Deponent verbs XIV. Nouns: third declension and subtypes XV. Adjectives: third declension type, first-third declension type XVI. Adverbs XVII. Verbs: perfect tense XVIII. Participles XIX. Infinitives XX. Verbs: subjunctive mood XXI. Verbs: optative mood XXII. Conditional phrases XXIII. Imperative mood XXIV. Demonstrative adjectives (“this”, “that”) XXV. Athematic verbs and the verb “to be” XXVI. Pronouns (“I”, “you”, “he”, “they”) XXVII. Interrogative (“who?”, “what?”) and Indefinite pronouns (“anyone”, “someone”) XXVIII. Indirect questions and statements XXIX. Adjectives, adverbs: comparatives and superlatives XXX. Obligatory constructions and the verbal adjective (“must”) XXXI. Miscellany
Some useful links:
Perseus: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ TypeGreek: http://www.typegreek.com Paradigms of Greek: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/paradigmsU/paradigmtables4BOM.html
BA in Classics from New York University