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Welcome to the Ancient Greek Language Program at Northern Virginia Community College.  Our program continues the tradition of learning Ancient Greek for the purpose of reading first hand masterpieces of Hellenic and Hellenistic literature. Our set of courses aim to prepare the student to be able to read such works as the Iliad or Odyssey, the tragedies of Aeschylus and Sophocles, the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, as well as the Koine of New Testament books and letters.

COURSES
Introductory Ancient Greek 101-102 is a two-semester sequence designed to teach the student who has never studied Greek the grammatical structure of the language and the most basic vocabulary. The entire sequence provides a unique course of instruction that allows the student to read connected Greek narrative right from the beginning and guides him to the point where he can begin reading complete classical texts. Relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture, history and passages from the classics are also provided.    Intermediate Ancient Greek 201-202 is a two-semester sequence designed to deepen the student’s understanding of the language. Normally the student is introduced to several of the Greek authors in 201 and one or two authors in Greek 202.

ADVANCED READINGS
We also offer on occasion Ancient Greek 198 and Ancient Greek 298 to study the writings of one particular author or work. The readings vary from semester to semester. In recent years, we have offered readings from Homer and Herodotus. We are looking forward to offering readings in New Testament Greek.

CONTACT
For additional contact information, please e-mail Dr. David Brown nvbrowd@nvcc.edu or visit www.nvcc.edu/home/dbrown.


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