CG 110 : Syllabus
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From its earliest beginnings to the modern period, Greek has been in continuous use for over 3,000 years.

Ancient Greek was a member of the large family of Indo-European languages, all descended from the lost ancestral tongue of prehistoric Eurasians.

The focus of this course is Attic Greek, which was the dialect used in and around Athens during the classical period (roughly the fifth and fourth centuries BCE). Other dialects included Doric and Aeolic.

Though vestiges survive today, ancient Greek is technically a dead language. Nevertheless, thanks to the efforts of modern students, it lives on.


Students of CG 110 will

-- learn basic Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary;
-- understand the composition and style of Greek prose;  and
-- gain access to ancient Greek's cultural context.

Furthermore, students will develop critical reading and thinking skills through class discussion, tests, and written exercises.

Professor Dan Curley
Office: 210 Ladd Hall
Hours: TuTh 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Telephone: 518.580.5463
Khang Le, Peer Tutor
Office: 106 Ladd Hall
Hours: MW 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Texts and software


-- A. H. Groton. From Alpha to Omega (4th ed.). Focus, 2013.


-- Society for Classical Studies. GreekKeys 2015.


CG 110 is a team-based learning experience. Your grade will be based on the number of points you earn over the course of the semester, both with your team and individually.

Points will fall into one of five solo or group categories (see below). Your total in each category will be converted into a grade; a percentage of that grade will count toward your overall grade.

Individual Work:

15%: Homework exercises (based on our textbook)
25%: Exams (three total)
15%: Vocabulary (online study and tests)


30%: Team exercises (based on our textbook)
15%: Peer reviews (three total)

Please visit the Policies page for information on the work involved with these categories, as well as when and how to complete the work.

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