Greek 4
Homer, Iliad

Spring 2009

 

Course text: J.A. Harrison, R.H. Jordan, Homer, Iliad I (Bristol)

In this course, we will continue to combine translation with grammatical analysis and to devote time to cultural, historical, etymological, and linguistic issues. The ability to read Greek allows one not only to delve into the ancient past (classical and ecclesiastical), but it also helps to develop a sharper understanding of English and other languages and provides an excellent foundation for English vocabulary building.
Grading

Exams. The exams consist of passages for translation (Greek to English), which test one's ability to pull together material (grammar & vocabulary.

Class participation and attendance: Regular preparation, class participation, and attendance are expected, and will affect your grade. Foreign language study is such that certain aspects of one's performance cannot be judged by examinations, but rather by class performance. 20% of your final grade will be based upon daily class participation; effective class participation assumes preparation of daily assignments before class.

Final grades. The plus and minus grading system, in effect at Southwestern, will be used for final grades. Semester % averages will translate to the following letter grades:

GRADE
INCLUSIVE % RANGE
GPA POINTS EQUIV.
A+
96.7-100.0
4.00
A
93.4-96.6
4.00
A-
90.0-93.3
3.67
B+
86.7-89.9
3.33
B
83.4-86.6
3.00
B-
80.0-83.3
2.67
C+
76.7-79.9
2.33
C
73.4-76.6
2.00
C-
70.0-73.3
1.67
D+
66.7-69.9
1.33
D
63.4-66.6
1.00
D-
60.0-63.3
0.67
F
0.0-59.9
0.00

 

Week of text assignment secondary reading
January 12 Introduction; lines 1-6  
January 20 lines 8-42 Graziosi & Haubold 15-21
January 26 lines 43-91 Graziosi & Haubold 27-34
February 2 Exam #1; lines 92-117  
February 9 lines 118-162 Graziosi & Haubold 35-43
February 16 lines 163-210 Graziosi & Haubold 43-48
February 23 lines 211-258 Graziosi & Haubold 48-56
March 2 Exam #2; lines 259-284  
March 9 lines 285-330 Graziosi & Haubold 56-60
March 23 lines 331-382 Graziosi & Haubold 60-62
March 30 lines 382-431 Graziosi & Haubold 65-69
April 6 Exam #3; lines 432-456  
April 13 lines 457-502 Graziosi & Haubold 69-75
April 20 lines 503-559 Graziosi & Haubold 110-115
April 27 lines 560-611 Graziosi & Haubold 126-134
  FINAL EXAM