Classical Greek Poetry: Homer's Iliad
Homeric Greek Morphology
Successful students should master Homeric Greek morphology. Students should be able to identify fully the Homeric forms of nouns, adjectives, verbs (finite and infinitive forms), adverbs, participles, etc.
Homeric Greek Grammar, Syntax, and Meter
Successful students should acquire a foundation in the grammar and syntax of Homeric poetry. They should also acquire a basic knowledge of the principles of scanning Greek verse. Homer's Iliad is regularly chosen as an example.
Poetic Text Translation
Successful students should be able to translate a Greek poetic text into good English.
Successful students should be able to locate the literary accomplishments of the chosen author (such as Homer) in the context of Greek literature generally and of his own literary context specifically.