GREEK 5114

GREEK 5114

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course offers a ground up introduction to the vocabulary and grammar of Homeric Greek with the goal of reading Homer's Iliad and Odyssey as soon as possible. Once students learn the language of the Iliad and Odyssey, they can move on to other works written in roughly the same formulaic diction, ranging from Hesiod's Theogony to the early philosophical verses of Empedocles and Parmenides. Teaching Beginning Homeric Greek at Cornell, affectionately known as 'baby' Greek, harkens back almost 100 years to the influential and popular courses of Professor Harry Caplan. In fact, this course uses an updated version of the same textbook used in Caplan's beginning Greek courses.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GREEK 1104

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6658 GREEK 5114   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students will not receive credit for two courses in the following group: GREEK 1101-1102 and GREEK 1104 and GREEK 1105, GREEK 5114, GREEK 5115.