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Getting started on ancient Greek
Getting started on ancient Greek

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8 Summary

In this session you have been introduced to noun endings, specifically the genitive case. You have seen examples of the use of the Greek genitive where English would deploy the word ‘of’, or an apostrophe and an ‘s’.

You have continued to explore written Greek, focusing on the direction of writing and the use of boustrophedon.

You should now understand the following terms:

  • inflected language
  • the genitive case.

You should be familiar with:

  • the genitive case endings τιμῆς and λόγου (singular) and τιμῶν and λόγων (plural)
  • the use of the genitive case in a phrase such as φόβος θανάτου (‘fear of death)
  • the different parts of a dictionary entry for a Greek noun.

You can now move on to Session 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .