GREEK 101 is the first course in a two-semester introduction to ancient Greek, the language of Homer, Sophocles, Plato, and the New Testament. Students will begin to learn the grammar and vocabulary necessary for reading Greek literature of different periods. Unlike a modern language, ancient Greek is not a spoken language. Consequently, the class will be devoted to honing reading skills through drills and the translation of short sentences and passages. Students will also be encouraged to compose ancient Greek sentences and passages as they develop their fluency in the language. By the end of the semester, students will be prepared to continue to GREEK 102.