Beginners course synopsis


Week 1

  • Greek alphabet, diphthongs
  • Greek polytonic system
  • The Greek Verb (inflection: person, number, tense, mood, voice)
  • Introduction to some regular verbs (present indicative active)
  • Infinitive
  • Verb εἰμί (to be)
  • The Article
  • The Greek Noun (inflection: gender, number, case)
  • First Declension Nouns
  • Second Declension Nouns
  • The Greek word order
  • The most common conjunctions

Week 2

  • Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • The Future tense
  • The Imperfect tense
  • The Aorist tense
  • The Perfect tense
  • Some third declension nouns
  • Participles
  • The Middle Voice
  • Adjectives
  • Comparative and superlative degrees
  • Adverbs 

The grammatical and syntactical phenomena that we learn will be accompanied by exercises and adapted texts.

During the second week of the course, there will be the workshops on online resources for classicists and byzantinists, material culture for teachers and information on the new OCR Classics specifications for teachers.