CG 210 : 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 210 will

-- learn intermediate 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: MW 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Telephone: 518.580.5463
Khang Le, Peer Tutor
Office: TBA
Hours: TBA
Texts & software


-- A. H. Groton. From Alpha to Omega (4th ed.). Focus, 2013.
-- Mather & Hewitt (ed.) Xenophon's Anabasis: Books I–IV. Oklahoma, 1962.


-- Society for Classical Studies. GreekKeys 2015.


Your grade in CG 210 will be based on the number of points you earn over the course of the semester, both individually and (sometimes) with your peers.

Points will fall into one of four 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.

30%: Homework exercises
25%: In-class exercises
30%: Exams (two total)
15%: Vocabulary quizzes (in-class)

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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