Independent Study in Greek at Illinois State
University with Dr. Janice Siegel
Coursework: We will work our way through as many
chapters of Donald J. Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek text as
possible during the semester. We will create vocabulary index cards, complete
in-text and supplementary exercises, and practice pronunciation and accentuation
by visiting expert websites. The companion website to the textbook may be found
Visit it early and often!
January 16, 2002 - first meeting
homework for January 23, 2002:
- read Helma Dik's worksheet on Greek accents (squiggles)
- do the exercises provided by Helma (answer sheet)
- do the exercises provided by Mastronarde on pp 20-21
- make vocabulary index cards for the words in chapter 1 (listed on p 28)
January 23, 2002 - second meeting
- reviewed homework: exercises provided by Helma
- did Mastronarde's accentuation exercises on pp
- listened to Greg Nagy read from the
other sites to visit: The Sound of
Ancient Greek - Classical Pronunciation
and Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature
- we reviewed the concepts of case and
- reviewed UNIT THREE vocabulary
homework for January 30, 2002
- learn the o-declension paradigm (p 25)
- create an o-declension paradigm index card
- learn the difference in endings in m, f, and n
- complete the exercises on p 29
- make index cards for the next group of
vocabulary words, p 32 (A-declension I)
For February 27, 2002:
General Translation of
Prepositions in Greek
GRAMMAR ON THE WEB: The Electronic Gateway to the Study of Ancient Greek.
Includes comprehensive listings of on-line resources in the following
categories: Greek Fonts,
The Alphabet, Numerals, Accentuation
and Pronunciation, Introductory
Courses (in English, German,
Japanese and Korean), Elementary
Training (in English, German,
and Lexica, Systematic
Grammar: Morphology and Syntax, History
of the Greek Language, Advanced
Study of the Language, The Reading
of Ancient Greek Texts, and Other
Online Surveys and Bibliographies.
Where to get Greek fonts:
Greek Fonts and Utilities. This site provides
a resource for classicists, theologians, and anyone else who wishes to type
Classical Greek into their PC (apologies to Mac users, who must look elsewhere).
It contains a selection of Classical Greek fonts, various utilities to
facilitate the process of typing Greek, and answers to a number of the common
technical problems facing the twenty-first century Hellenist.
Maria Pantelia's list of Fonts
A list of Greek Language Fonts from
the Hellenic Resources Network
University List of Software for Classicists and IT Resources
Helma Dik's (of the University of Chicago)
- SPIonic (from Scholars Press) exists for
both Mac and Windows users,
both with the same character and keyboard maps, so that both types of
humans can communicate in Greek:-). Click here for downloading the
Windows version or
the Macintosh version of
SPIonic: there are readme-files
(both for Windows and Macintosh) instruct you how to use your keyboard.
A Keyboard Map of SPIonic can also be found at
- SPIonic is available on Macs in Crerar,
and will be available on Usite PCs
from winter quarter.
- Athenian (an SMK font) is also available
in both Mac and Windows versions,
but unfortunately, they don't come out the same if you save in Word and then
open the document on the other platform:-(
You can download
Athenian at the Perseus website.
- Athenian is available on Usite Macs and
how Greek works (Also recommended by Helma Dik) (http://mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu/grk101/linked_pages/grk101.grklanguage.html)
A link to another Greek 101 site, beautifully done by Marilyn Katz at Wesleyan.
Read this page if you want to get to grips with subjects, objects, etc.
[Sections 1 and 2 are currently relevant]
You can also visit her syllabus
page, with still more goodies (ie extra practice).