This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of reading and writing Ancient Greek.

An understanding of the Greek language—the language of Homer, Plato, Herodotus, amongst others, and the language of the Christian New Testament—is essential for those who wish to study the written sources for the ancient Greek world in the original language.  It is also useful as background for those interested in the philosophy, history, literature, art and archaeology in the fields of either Classical Studies or New Testament Studies. In addition, it provides an excellent foundation for the study of works written in Greek in later eras, such as the Byzantine period.

Note: Greek 100 is the first course in the Department’s Greek program, and is required for students wishing to pursue further work in either Classical or Hellenistic Greek.  Greek 100 meets four times per week; students must enroll in both the lecture and tutorial sections.



1.  Maurice Balme and Gilbert Lawall, Athenaze I (2nd ed.)

2.  Gilbert Lawall, Workbook I: Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, 2nd ed.