Ancient Greek Tutorials
Ancient Greek Tutorials, by Donald J. Mastronarde with the assistance of the Berkeley Language Center of the University of California, Berkeley.
©1999-2005 The Regents of the University of California.
This site is made available to all users by the courtesy of the University of California Press. Although much of it is based on a specific textbook for ancient Greek (see under Credits), the tutorials should be helpful to anyone learning ancient Greek from any textbook.
Since the Berkeley Language Center is ceasing media duplication, it is no longer possible to order a CD-ROm of these tutorials. Instead, as of September 2009, for users who want to use the tutorials without being connected to the internet, Release 1.5 has been prepared as a ZIP archive that may be downloaded. The archive is about 20MB and will expand to over 50MB on your computer. To download, click here.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF MODULESAbout the two versions:As of January 15, 2013, only the Unicode version is hosted here, and this site is tailored to the first edition of the textbook. The older (pre-Unicode, GreekKeys) version has been removed. If you are using the second edition of the textbook, then you should go to the revised version of this site, located at http://atticgreek.org.
Pronunciation Guide provides information and examples for the pronunciation of the sounds of ancient Attic Greek. Text-based in Unicode version, image-based in GreekKeys version. Sounds are embedded and preloaded in Unicode version, individually downloaded in older version.
Pronunciation Practice provides examples of pronunciation of over 100 basic Greek words (taken from the early chapters of the textbook referred to under Credits below). Text-based in Unicode version, image-based in GreekKeys version. Sounds are embedded and preloaded in Unicode version, individually downloaded in older version.
Accentuation Tutorial presents information and examples to help in the understanding and mastery of the accentuation system of ancient Attic Greek. Text-based in Unicode version, image-based in GreekKeys version.
Accentuation Practice presents interactive exercises to test and develop mastery of the accentuation system of ancient Attic Greek. Identical in both versions, with image-based Greek in the exercises.
Principal Parts presents various drills for principal parts (the full set of principal parts of over 250 verbs in the textbook are available; random drills and drills by alphabetic set and verb type set are also available). Identical in both versions, with image-based Greek.
Vocabulary presents over 1000 basic words of Greek vocabulary, with choice of mode of action (study mode or drill mode, Greek to English or English to Greek) and drill by alphabetic and random sets as well as by units. Text-based in Unicode and GreekKeys versions.
Verb Drill presents Greek verb forms for identification. There are about 1500 verb forms in the database. In addition to drill by unit (matched to the book, but providing more forms than in the Exercises), drill by random set and drill by sets defined by type of form are available. Text-based in Unicode and GreekKeys versions.
Noun Drill is a shorthand name for a declensional drill including forms of nouns, adjectives, and pronouns. There are about 900 forms in the database. In addition to drill by unit (matched to the book, but providing more forms than in the Exercises), drill by random set and drill by sets defined by type of form are available. Text-based in Unicode and GreekKeys versions.
English-Greek provides drill in composing Greek inflectional forms, using an on-screen keyboard (or in the Unicode version, there is an option of direct input from the user's physical keyboard). There are over 800 forms available. Some of the items correspond to similar exercises in the book, but there are also many forms not in the printed exercises. Two modes of drill are available. In the more elementary mode, the user's entry is corrected letter by letter, and it is not possible to go on to the subsequent letter until the current letter is correct. In the more challenging mode, the user enters the whole answer and then asks to be checked; if the answer is wrong, some guidance is given as to the error and the user can try to fix the answer or ask to see the answer. Text-based in Unicode version and in GreekKeys versions.
Paradigms presents verb paradigms and noun, adjective, and pronoun paradigms. Text-based in Unicode version (html), image-based in GreekKeys version (PDF).
Introduction | Description of Modules | Fonts and Browser Settings | Known Problems | Credits
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