Section: Languages, Schools   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Greek 1 introduces students to the Ancient Greek language, which encompasses that of Biblical (Koine) Greek, and simultaneously explores Greek culture in the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. Students learn the basics of Ancient Greek and practice reading biblical and ancient texts as well as speaking and listening. They not only learn to read the New Testament in its original language, they also gain a deeper understanding of ancient history and the English language.

Topics include: the Greek alphabet, common vocabulary, grammar, syntax and pronunciation; translating from great works, such as Homer’s Odyssey, and from the New Testament.

The course price includes registration, study sessions, administration and medal/certificate distribution for the National Classical Etymology Exam and the National Greek Exam.

Prerequisites:  None; Prior exposure to Latin recommended due to the many grammatical parallels.

Homework Habits: Students typically spend 3 hours a week on translation assignments, grammar and vocabulary memorization.

Suggested Grade Level: 9-12

2024-2025 Greek 1 Book List