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Class 2017

There will be four interim exams, each worth 10% of the module, as follows:

Ist Exam: T1, Monday week 6 (6/11), 1pm – Lib2:
2nd exam: T2, wk 1, (8/1/18), 10am – Lib2

this will cover all material as far as 6D

I will put up suggested answers to the exercises on the separate, protected, ANSWERS page on 14th December. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND working through all the written exercises again, from 3C. This will help fix the level of detail you will need to do well.

3rd exam: T2, wk 6, (12/2/18), 10am – Lib2
  • Focusing on material this term: i.e. sections 7 and 8
  • You all have the revision booklet of tables (noun and verb endings). More are available outside my office
  • This is a list of vocabulary covered since the last exam (Greek only - identify those you don't know)
  • Some of you need to revise the lost of aorists above: I will be testing them again.

4th exam: T3, wk 1, (23/4/18), 11am – Lib2 (note that the time is not 10.00 as previous two exams)
  • Full list of vocabulary (includes Chapter 11, but I will only go as far as Chapter 10)
  • Grammar/syntax will be as far as end of Chapter 10 (but it is a good plan to go to the end of Chapter 11)
  • Sort out verbs: see links in right hand column to get this quick as well as accurate.
  • Ditto nouns and their cases. Eton Greek very helpful.
  • Check on common aorists - term 1 list plus new ones this term, plus the odd future.


Week 23

(Set A - welcome to come with the other group at 11-12 on Wednesday)

Session 1

Optative of εἰμί; consolidation of I.S. using irregular verbs. For Thursday: unseen translation practice.

[Session 2

Vocabulary and indirect statement work]

Session 3

Vocabulary and indirect statement work. Copy of 2017 examination paper and discussion of unseen translation technique.

Week 22

Session 1

ἵνα and a brief introduction to the subjunctive; revision of ὅτι; practice of aorist and future passives

Session 2

Indirect statements with infinitive; exam paper format.

Session 3

Indirect statements with participle.

Week 21

Session 2

Future passive. For Thursday: revise future active/middle of all verbs (including list of irregular futures). Start to plug any gaps in vocabulary/verb endings.

Session 3

Future and aorist passives - regular and irregular (See list)



Week 1: Exam 2,7A,B; Week 2: 7C,D,E; Week 3: F/G,H. Week 4 8A; 8B,C; Week 5: 9A/B 9C/D

Week 6: Exam 3. Weeks 7-10: target: reach end of 11.

Then Term 3: Week 1: Exam 4. For the summer exam: the intention is that summer exam will be on material up to and including the end of Section 11 , together with other free-standing items as met in Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 3, notably all forms of the aorist passive, recognition of present and aorist subjunctive.

Week 20

Session 1

About the exams next term. Passage 10E (prepared). Quiz. More on relative pronoun. Prepare 11A.

Session 2

Return quiz. Passive voice; agent and instrument. Dual termination adjectives Passage 11A. Prepare 11B

Session 3

Vocab list. Passage 11B. Genitives absolute. How to set out verbs best to get on top of them.

Week 19

Session 1

Section 9 test. Passage 10B. Relative pronoun. For Session 2: memorise aorist optatives.

Session 2

10C δίδωμι. For Thursday: 'learn' δίδωμι, do the associated exercises (on the next page) and prepare 10D. Keep up with new vocabulary.

Session 3

look at adjective ἀληθής and εὔφρων. Read passage 10D.

For Week 20: prepare 10E. Learn δίδωμι (for recognition); ὅς ἥ ὅ and ἀλήθης. Learn vocabulary sections 10A-D for nusual session 1 quiz.

Week 18

Session 1

Passage 9I. Root aorists.

Session 2

Passage 9J. 3rd person imperatives. Principal parts - bringing together six more (test next Monday). Be able to do, without looking up, exercise on p.202 and similar.

Session 3

Importance of revision of all of section 9 for a significant test next Monday (Group A) or Tuesday (Group B). Principal parts, all forms of verbs met in section 9 and learn all principal parts. Read 10A, introduction to aorist optative.

Week 17

Session 1.

Test. Passage 9F.

Session 2.

Passage 9G. Imperatives, consolidation of infinitives. Do remaining exercises, learn irrgular imperatives (and revise regular tenses) of εἰμί, οἶδα, εἶμι and vocabulary, and keep the revision exercises for over the weekend.

Session 3

revision of tenses and formation of the future infinitive. Passage 9H. Over the weekend, revise for the mini-section 9F-G: vocabulary, aorist infinitives and imperatives. irregualr present imperatives. Take the opportunity to revise the irregular verbs (handout of εἰμί, εἶμι, οἶδα) as well as usual REVISION EXERCISES. I will take in English to Greek. All for a test, first class in week 18.

Week 16

Session 1

Exam 3

Session 2

Passage 9D. Start learning vocabulary.

Session 3

Passage 9E. prepare for usual weekly test. Give in both revision exercises on p. 186.

Week 15

Session 1

Check vocabulary, section 8; 9A. Briefing for Week 6 exam.

Session 2

9B. Uses of the dative. Time and the cases.

Session 3

9C Verb analysis (parsing) and revision.

Week 14

Session 1

8A: translation assessment as diagnostic for Week 6 exam

Session 2

Discussion of assessment. Optative - formation. Check on vocabulary of 8A. Story 8B. For next time: check on nouns. Optative exercises; learn vocab for 8B.

Session 3

Check on vocab of 8A and 8B. Uses of genitive.

8B vocab: Latin equivalents Story 8C Uses of the genitive.

For Monday/Tuesday: prepare 9A. Consolidate optative, vocabulary and exercises (focus on freshening up the noun declensions) Complete list of Section vocabulary with Latin here.

Week 13

Session 1

Revision of second aorist. Second aorist participles, and principles of strong aorist terminations generally. Passage 7G.

For next session: prepare 7H: the Scythians track the Amazons.

Session 2

Uses of αὐτός; 7H. Checking on vocabulary. μαι σαι ται verbs.

For next session: exercises on αὐτός, and learn vocabulary. Prepare 8A.

Session 3

Consolidation of Section 7: review of areas covered and priorities. For Monday: revise vocabulary and grammar for 7A-H. Do (redo) any written exercises as appropriate. On Monday there will be a written formative assessment in the first half of the class for you to judge how well you have covered the material in the first 1/4 of the term, and in the light of the Week 1 exam.

Week 12



Session 2

7D, return of exams. Rebooting study habits; allocation of time. Introduction to aorist participles.

Session 3

7E and 7F. More on aorist participles. For Monday: remaining exercises for 7D-F, and give in your English to Greek from p.149.

Week 11

Monday 8th January 2018

Exam, 10am, Lib 2.

Tuesday 9th January


Thursday 11th January



Week 10

Session A

Passage 6B; Exercise 6A-B: D, with principles of accentuation. Future tense test.

For next session: Prepare Passage 6C. All exercises, p.122 and p.123.

Session B

Passage 6C. Return tests. Introducing the strong aorist.

Learn aorists as far as Chapter 6 (list) and revise futures.

Session C

nb: Group B will hold this session in H2.45.Checking on verbs, especially the irregular futures and aorits which ned to be known.

Week 9

Session A:

Passage 5C. Regular(-ish) futures.

For next time:prepare 5D

Session B

Passage 5D. Irregular futures (list for making flashcards); 'meaning' of the middle

For next time (week?): learn the irregular futures as vocabulary (list here), perhaps making physical or electronic flashcards; and the futures ἔσομαι, εἶμι (keeping the imperfect in your system!). Prepare 6A for next session for next class (as always).

Session C

6A. Weak aorist.

For next session: Learn aorists. Prepare passage 6B. Prepare for test on futures.

Week 8

Session A

4D; vocabulary test. Checking on use of participles and their translation into English.

For next time: go over 4D carefully, focusing on participles. Prepare 5A.

Session B

Section 5A. The imperfect tense.

Learn the endings and principles.Go over 5A, prepare 5B.

Session C

Note: the rearranged session will be on Thursday week 10, 11-12 in H2.45. Untile then, we will be one session behind.

Section 5B. Contracted verbs and the imperfect, verb 'to be'.

For Monday: test on vocabulary 5A-B and imperfect (παύω, παύομαι) and present active τιμάω and δηλόω. Prepare 5C (get ahead on 5D which is quite long, for Tuesday). Do all the exercises, checking your answers here.

Week 7

Session A.

πρᾶγμα, πλῆθος, πόλις. Passage 4A.

Learn these forms; read again 4A, prepare 4B.

Session B

Indef article, participles. Passage 4B

Learn these, look at p.78 4A-B 6.

Session C

Passage 4C. Participles, active and middle.

For Week 8: go through 4C, focusing on participles. Learn vocabulary for the week (see sheet) and do p.80/1 Exercise D. Prepare 4D.

Week 6

Session A

Exam 1.

Session B

Passage C. Looking at οὗτος, ἐκεῖνος and learn.

For next time: be able to write out these pronouns; do (orally, several times) p.62 exercises. We will go through them orally together. Prepare Section 3D (pages 36-38 - nb 37 lines).

Session C

Passages 3D and 3E. Learn to write out Ζεύς and ναῦς. Learn all vocabulary from this section

Week 5

Session A

Take in Exercise D, revision exercises section D. Go through 2D (using laser); check all vocabulary from Section 2A-D, 3rd declension nouns; read through 3A.

Prepare 3B; work on vocabulary.

Session B

Return work. Work on 3rd declension nouns.

Session C


Week 4

Session A

Test of verbs and vocabulary; take in D p.41. Accentuation of nouns. Read 2A.

Prepare 2B, revise 2A and the related vocabulary.

Session B

Middle verbs. Passage 2B.

For next time: Prepare 2D. Learn vocabulary 2B and 2C and the middle forms. Exercises on p.46 (we will go through orally).

Session C

p.46 (orally); Passage 2D. AnkiDroid?.

For next time: read through all grammar; do revision exercises for Section 2. Hand in D, on page 53. Prepare 3A

Week 3

Session A

Contract verbs - accentuation; ἄνθρωπος, ἔργον, ἡμέτερος-type adjectives.

Complete exercises associated with 1G, prepare H.

Session B

Passages 1H and I; irregular verbs; complements. L

learn εἰμί and οἶδα; do associated exercises. Go over 1H and I, and practice reading aloud. Prepare 1J.

Session C

FInish Passages 1H and I.

Revise all forms in Chapter 1 (sheet). Test on Section A next week. Exercise D p.41 to hand in:other exercises as appropriate. Prepare 2A.

Week 2

Session A

Passage C. Dictation, vocabulary-learning techniques. Prepare D for next session, and do related exercises and continue with vocabulary so far.

Session B

Passages 1D and 1E. Prepare F. Perfect vocabulary A-D: see lists on pages 13 and 18 of the βίβλος (big grammar book). Start exercises for 1F

Session C

Contracted verbs. Tips from last year. Passages 1Fand 1G. Finish 1E-F exercises and do 1G exercises.

Week 1

Wednesday 4th October (both groups)

Writing the alphabet. Pronouncing section A. For Thursday: listen to audio, practice. Try to translate.

Thursday 5th October

Section A.1. For next time: 2 exercises; learn ὁ ἡ τό and καλ- ός -ή όν. Read ahead story 1B.

For practice in parsing

Eton College (basic)

Sphinx (many different verbs)

Online guide/explanations