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Beginner's Ancient Greek

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Fall 2024

This course introduces Ancient Greek as it was spoken and read in 5th-4th century BC Athens. By the completion of this course and its companion CLG 102, you will be reading Homer, philosophers, playwrights, historians, and more. You will be prepared to enroll in courses dedicated to Ancient Greek authors. In CLG 101 we will cover the alphabet (learned in 1-2 days), core vocabulary, and grammar, and begin to focus on Ancient Greek as a literary language and a window onto the dynamic cultural, social, and political world in which our authors lived.