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Getting started on ancient Greek
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Session 8: Reading Greek

Introduction

Session 8 offers an opportunity to take stock, to review what you have learned and to consider your next steps.

It begins with a final look at Alexander’s dedication of the temple of Athena Polias, introducing a new case and recapitulating some points from earlier in the course. The rest of the session then provides a summary and overview of the process of reading Greek. It outlines the relevant areas of language and the skills needed to understand a Greek text. Some, such as reading the alphabet, should be reasonably familiar by now. Others will take more time and practice. All of these skills have been touched upon in the course, even if only briefly. This final section will be of particular interest to those intending to study ancient Greek in greater depth.