Greek 3

Fall 2015

Honor Pledge


Class Policies

The Method

Teacher Info

Special Projects!!

Announcements: Welcome Back to School!!!!!

Date Due


9/15 Send me an email affirming your acceptance of the Honor pledge and class policies.
9/17* Translate and scan Iliad 1, 1-7, using notes and lexicon. You may use Perseus, BUT the resources in the book are much better!! For additional help with the opening lines, use Color coded document as a reference point. Also, look at The Homeric Dialect
9/18 Memorize lines 1-7. Read the intro to Lattimore's translation, pages 12-20
9/21 Finish memorizing lines 1-7; Here is the quizlet page for studying the Homeric vocabulary words (nouns first).
9/22 color coding assignment TBA
9/25 Vocabulary Lists Part 1 and Scansion Quiz
9/28 Color coding continued Check your email!
9/29 Color coding continued TBA
10/1* wrap up and prep for test
10/2 Test: Prepared Translation (lines 1-67), Multiple Choice, and Vocabulary Parts 1 and 2
10/5 Cricket Holiday
10/6 Read Book 1 in English; essay assignment handed out
10/8* Color Coding/ Lines assigned TBA
10/9 Bring a list of 5 observations/questions or an outline for your essay
10/12 Color Coding/ Lines assigned TBA
10/13 Essay Due on Book 1
10/15* Lines assigned in class
10/16 Vocabulary Lists Part 1, 2, 3
10/20 Lines TBA
10/22 Lines TBA
10/23* Readings from Book 2: Begin reading Book 2 in English
10/24 Read Book 2 in English (complete)
10/27 research begins on "Homeric Question" project
10/29* Test: Sight Translation (Bk 2) and Review Qz on Books 1-2
10/30 research continues on "Homeric Question" project
11/3 No Class today; Read Book 3 in English
11/5* Read Book 4 in English
11/6 Lines TBA
11/9 Class Discussion: Millman Parry and Albert Lord
11/10 Lines TBA
11/13 Please look up (in English translation) the following group of similes: Group 1: 8.302-8, 5.519-527, 4.452 ff, 2.469 ff., 4.275ff
11/17 Please look up (in English translation) the following group of similes: Group 2: 4.141-147, 13. 389ff, 11.86ff, 17.389-395. ANALYSIS: compare and contrast Group 2 to Group 1. How do they direct the mind of the hearer/reader? Are they well-fitted to their context in the story? Do they cause a shift in tone? Are they ironic? Tragic? Is there a pattern or "cumulative effect" as far as you can tell? Make written notes.

Online Study Tools

Perseus Project: Iliad Book 1

The Sound of Homer: Links to audio files of the first lines of the Iliad.

  1. Mt. Holyoke Site
  2. Avery Site
  3. Princeton Site


Other Sites of Interest

Homer Links, from the University of North Carolina

The Homer Homepage: Resource site for students. Some broken links.


Greek 3 Honor Pledge

As a member of Dr. Reider’s Greek 3 class, I agree to honor the following principles, in addition to the general class expectations covered separately:
1. I will not cheat by sharing answers with another student during either a test or a quiz, or by copying from another paper or knowingly allowing my paper to be copied by another. I understand that Dr. Reider trusts me to abide by this agreement even if he steps out of the room for a moment.
2. Although I understand that I may confer with others in doing my homework, I will not present another student’s work as mine. My name on any work signifies that I, not another, have done that work.
3. I will abide by Dr. Reider's class policy regarding use of published translations in preparing homework.
4. I will tell Dr. Reider before class if I have not been able to complete an assignment.
5. I will not write vocabulary words in my text.
6. I will not copy down translations as other students present them in class.
7. I will always respect other people’s property. I will not borrow books or notes from others or the classroom without their specific permission or Dr. Reider's.
8. I will conduct myself in class in a manner conducive to self-respect and the respect of others.