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Practice writing the letters:
u e q 6 x z x o p o/ . c u
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u e q 6 x z x o p o/ . c u
u e q 6 x z x o p o/ . c u
A B I A Z H O I K A M N E O H P Z T 1 4 X T D
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A B I A Z H O I K A M N E O H P Z T 1 4 X T D
Transliterate and give one English derivative of each:
uxq .fpuxxo o
6o o6uz xz.u
ozo pxo qp
Transliterate into Greek:
ichthys theos graph
katharsis hybris skn
Oedipus Thucydids
Using the glossary at the end of your textbook, find meanings for:
oczefu ofzou u
uxpo oupoofxq zfu
xuoofxq p I.ox
Ixou upe.q xuz
Study Sheet on the Alphabet
1. Fill in the missing letters:
u __ e __ __ x z __ o __ o/__ __ c __
__ __ u
2. Write the Greek letters for three labials _____________________
Write the seven Greek vowels ________________________________
___ Before ___ ___ ___ and ___ is pronounced ng.
The "h" sound is represented in Greek by the mark ___
. 6 are a) palatals b) dentals c) nasals
3. Transliterate into the Roman alphabet:
puu zuoou
oxqxq uxq
xo zIox
o Hpoq6ef
4. Put into Greek letters:
First Accent Rules
ultima = the last syllable
penult = the next to last syllable
antepenult = the syllable before the next to last
1. There are three accent marks in Greek:
I (acute: a rising pitch) may fall on the ultima, penult, antepenult. It
may fall on a long or short vowel/diphthong.
Examples: xuz, upe.q, uIox, ux6puo
u o (grave: the steady pitch) falls only on the ultima. It is used when a
word accented with an acute on the ultima is followed by another word
without punctuation between them. Like the acute in may fall on a long or
a short.
Examples: o xuzo ux6puo, q xuzq cq, .o xuzox uIox
u u p (circumflex: a rising-falling pitch) may fall on the ultima or penult,
only on long vowels/diphthongs.
Examples: upox, oof
2. How far back an accent can go depends on the LENGTH OF THE
SHORT ULTIMA: the acute can go on the antepenult, penult, or
ultima: ux6puo, uIox, o. The circumflex can go on the
penult: zof.o, A6qxuo.
LONG ULTIMA: the only accent that can go on the penult is the
acute: zof.oc. If the ultima is long, no accent can go further
back that the penult: ux6puoc.
3. The accent of verbs is recessive: it goes as far back as possible. That is,
if the ultima is short, the accent goes on the antepenult; if the ultima is long
the accent goes on the penult.
Examples: ofzou, oex, oczece6u, uefe
4. The accent of nouns is inherent: that is, it must be learn with each noun
as a part of the word. The accent of nouns is persistent: it stays in the same
place unless it is forced to move forward in the word by a change in the
length of the ultima in different forms of the word.
Examples: ux6puo, ux6puo -- ux6puoc, ux6puux
zof.o, zof.ox -- zof.oc, zof.
5. __________________'s rule (fill in your own name, or the name of a
fellow student):
IF 1. the ultima is short and
2. the penult is long and
3. the penult is accented,
the accent is the circumflex.
Examples: upox, zof.o, xuu
6. Study the paradigms in the book for additional examples. Try to put in
accents in your exercises for additional practice.
Vocabulary for readings in the Introduction
xuI "and"
x ... point to items being contrasted or listed
pu.u "letters"
uou "aspirated consonants" I6oo "diphthongs"
zu "double consonants"
xefu zx "smooth breathing"
xefu uof "rough breathing"
.xo "accents" uxq "voice"
of "acute" upf "grave"
epouexo "circumflex" ofuxu "consonants"
uuxu "mutes" uxqex.u "vowels"
z "unvoiced consonants" ou "voiced consonants"
xou "name" i.e. "noun" pqu "verb"
e.oq "participle" up6pox "article"
ux.uxcIu "pronoun" p6eo "preposition"
cIppqu "adverb" ofxeoo "conjunction"
xo pl. xq "gender(s)" "kind(s)"
Notes on transli terat ion (for use i n fi nding Engli sh deri vat ives and
transliterating names)
x >>> ng nk nx nch (e.g. uezo > angel, angelus; ZI >
c > y p > rh p > r
u > ae, e e > ei, e, i o > oe, e, i oc > u
I-subscript is usually not transliterated.
Endings often are dropped when words come into English, but they
are usually kept in proper names, but are changed into Latin (that is,
for traditional spellings; but some Greek scholars prefer to keep the
spelling closest to Greek). Try to be consistent.
u e q 6 x z x o p o/ . c u
A B I A Z H O I K A M N E O H P Z T 1 4 X T D
Checklist: what you should know
1. Alphabet 2. Punctuation
3. Classification of letters 4. Diphthongs
5. Accents 6. Breathings
7. Nasal gamma
Part 1, VERBS
1. The characteristics of verbs in Greek (what the endings show):
person number tense voice mood
Verbs are defined by these characteristics. Chapter One
introduces the present (tense) active and middle/passive (voices)
indicative (mood) and infinitive.
Active: "I stop" [something]
Middle: "I cease" [i.e. "stop myself" doing something]
Passive: "I am being stopped" [from doing something by somebody
or something else]
In the present tense the middle and passive have the same form. That
means that you can translate them either way, unless there is a
CONTEXT that tells you which is meant.
3. ENDINGS for the present indicative and infinitive:
Active ------- Middle/Passive
-u -ou I
-e -e you (thou)
-e -e.u he, she, it
-oex -e6u we
-e.e -eo6e you (y'all, ye)
-oco(x) -ox.u they
-ex -eo6u to
4. How to translate the present: e "you send", "you are sending".
e; "are you sending?" "do you send?". e.u "she/he is being sent"
(passive); "she/he is sending for" [something] (middle)
5. Deponent verbs: some verbs have no active forms (or no active forms
in certain tenses). They use only the middle/passive endings, but are
translated as if they were active. The verbs in chapter one that are deponent
Ixou (has active forms in the perfect tense)
pou (has active forms in the aorist and perfect tenses)
Part 2, NOUNS
1. The characteristics of nouns in Greek are gender number case. The article
given with each noun provides a gender sign.
2. The CASES show what nouns (and pronouns and adjectives) are doing in
the sentence. The case endings show the relationships of nouns to other
words in the sentence. There are four cases in Greek (plus the vocative,
which was not considered a case by the early grammarians):
Nominative: the case of the grammatical subject of the sentence (and
anything that agrees with the subject or renames it with a linking
verb). The subject is the word that determines the person and number
of the verb. The verbs Ixou (become), eII (be), uIxou (seem) take
the nominative case in the predicate.
Genitive: the case of one noun depending on another noun. The
genitive is used for possesssion (of), separation (from), and as object of
verbs meaning "rule".
Dative: the case of the party interested in the action (for), the indirect
object (with verbs like give, speak: to), the instrument with which
something is done (by, with), place where (in, on, at), the object of verbs
meaning "trust".
Accusative: the case of the direct object (the thing caused or most directly
affected by the verb), the end of motion (to, as in go to).
Vocative: the case of direct address, used to call someone a name or by
Learn the first four cases by heart. Learn the ARTICLE by heart.
Make a chart of the case endings:
First Declension -q Second Declension -o Second De cl ens i on - ox
sing. plur. sing. plur. sing. plur.
Some hints about cases and prepositions
1. How to recognize the direct object in English:
The usual word order in English is subject-verb-[indiect object]-direct object.
The object most directly caused (or affected) by the action of the verb
is the direct object. It is easily recognizable in Greek because it is in the
accusative case. For example, We give (our) loved ones presents.
We | give | presents |
|loved ones
We = subject give = (transitive) verb
loved ones = indirect object: dative .o Izo
presents = direct object: accusative upu
Another way of expressing the same thing in English is We give presents
to our loved ones. If you are in doubt try this substitution. When there
are two objects, the object that makes sense as the object of "to" is the
indirect object.
PROBLEM: In Greek, some verbs take other cases than the accusative.
That is, the object in the English sentence will not always be
accusative in Greek. English does not have an accusative case.
Greek has three oblique cases (genitive, dative, accusative). Most
Greek verbs take the accusative as their object, but verbs meaning
"trust" take the dative; verbs meaning "rule" take the genitive, for
example. This must be learned by practice. xoo o.efoex. xqoux
2. Translating English prepositions:
of = the genitive case (without a preposition in Greek)
by = the dative case (usually without a preposition in Greek) if it refers to
things (by means of: the instrumental dative); if it refers to persons, by
is with the genitive (agent).
with = the dative without a preposition if it is the same as "by means of". If
with means "in the company of", it is ofx with the dative. With an axe is
instrumental; with their friends is accompaniment.
to = the dative case if it is equivalent to an indirect object. If it is in an
expression like go to the islands, then it is a preposition with the
More Notes on Cases
1. Decline article (according to the pattern, p. 39) and noun (according to
pattern, pp. 40-41).
2. The CASES:
Find examples for each of the uses.
-q -o -ox -u -o -u
-q -oc -ux

-p - -u -o
BY (means of)
(o.efu, eI6ou, m/p of eI6u)
-qx -ox -u -oc -u
-u -e -ox -u -o -u
eIpqxq ux6pue ( < u ux6pue)
q uxpo, u Ize, uxo pe.u.
Chapter II: Summary and Check list
I Imperfect tense: for action going on in the past (like our past
progressive). Translate, I was --ing, I used to --, I kept --ing. Middle: I was --ing for
myself, etc. Passive: I was being --, etc.
c- + present stem + secondary endings:
-ox -qx I
-e -oc you (thou)
-e -e.o he/she/it; they
-oex -e6u we
-e.e -eo6e you (y'all, ye)
-ox -ox.o they
Augment: c- if the verb begins with a consonant
if the verb begins with a vowel:
u > q uu > qox
e > q pou > qpqx
sometimes e > e u > eIox
The imperfect has no infinitive.
II The verb "to be": an irregular verb to be memorized.
Present Imperfect
eII cox q qex
eI co. qo6u q.e
co.I eIoI qx qoux
eIxu (infinitive)
For the accent of eII, see the textbook, p.57-8.
Note that eII is used with the nominative in the predicate.
III Adjectives in -o -q -ox (first and second declension)
Adjectives agree with their nouns in gender, number, and case.
Some adjectives have just the -o -ox endings. Most compound
adjectives are of this type. They use the -o endings for both
masculine and feminine.
Positions of the Adjective:
1. Attributive:
article-adjective noun
article noun article-adjective
noun article-adjective
2. Predicate (add is/are to your translation):
adjective article-noun
article-noun adjective
IV The Relative Pronoun
Forms (see p. 65 of the textbook): learn the forms; write them on a
In English: who, whose, to whom, whom, which, that (what
meaning "the things which"). The English forms are the same
in both singular and plural. The forms of who are for persons;
which is used of things; that can be used for either persons or
Use and Definitions:
A clause contains a subject and a predicate. (The subject is that
about which something is said. The predicate is what is said
about the subject.) A sentence contains at least one clause, but
not every clause is a sentence. A clause that depends on another
(and so does not form a sentence by itself) is called a dependent
(or subordinate) clause. Relative pronouns introduce dependent
clauses of a type called relative clauses.
Relative clauses introduced by relative pronouns (as opposed to
relative adverbs) are adjectival, that is they describe or modify a
noun or pronoun in the main clause (or the clause upon which
they depend). This noun or pronoun is called the antecedent (or
thing that goes before). The relative pronoun must agree with
its antecedent in gender and number, but, since the relative pronoun
belongs to a different clause (subject predicate group) from its
antecedent, its case depends on the part it plays in its own clause.
To determine which of the forms to use, first figure out what the
relative refers to. This will eliminate all but the four forms that
are the right number and gender. To decide which case to use
you must understand the sentence grammatically. Try to figure
out whether the relative is a subject or an object or a possessive
in its own clause. Any relative sentence can be transformed into
two (childish) sentences by substituting the antecedent for the
relative pronoun.
The man whom we see is honest.
The main clause (which can be a complete sentence) is: The man is
The relative clause is: whom we see ... Notice that this is not a
complete sentence.
The relative pronoun whom refers to man in the main clause so it
must be masculine singular.
One of these forms: o x
We can figure out what case it should be by analyzing the clause
or by making it into a sentence.
we|see|whom OR We|see|the man.
subject|vb. object subj|verb object
We is the subject. The man is the object of the verb see, so we will
put it into the accusative: x.
q who which that
o q o whose, of whom, of which
p to/for/with whom/which
x qx whom, which, that
oI uI u who which that
ux ux ux whose, of whom, of which
oI uI oI to/for/with whom/which
o u u whom, which, that
Study Sheet on Relatives (50 points)
A relative pronoun agrees with its antecedent in _________ and _______,
but its _______ depends on its role in its own _______.
In each of the sentences below:
a. Identify the relative pronoun and antecedent.
b. Tell what number and gender the antecedent is and list the forms
of the relative in that number and gender.
c. Figure out what case the antecedent is and what case the relative is.
d. Give the Greek words for the antecedent and the relative.
The women to whom you are writing are coming here today.
a. Relative = [to] whom. Antecedent = the women.
b. The women is feminine and plural. The forms of the relative in
feminine plural are u ux uI u.
c. The words the women are nominative because they are the subject of
the verb are coming (pox.u). The relative is dative because it is
indirect object.
d. uI cxuxe ... uI ...
1. I saw three children whose hair was green.
2. Did you speak to the men who were paving Hello walk?
3. What do you say to a child who puts sticky fingers on you homework
4. Did we send for the Greek [&] who had murdered her husband?[send for
= pe/ mpomai +acc.]
5. Three beautiful goddesses who were having a contest appeared to Paris
on Mount Ida.
6. The best [woman] whom everyone in Thessaly admired for her courage
was Alcestis.
7. We do not trust the wise [men] who are believed to be clever at
8. You have done wicked things which no Greek man or woman would
have done.
9. The island on which they lived was very crowded. [on = e)n + ___]
The Family Skeleton in the Closet: English relatives tend to disappear: find the
suppressed relative pronouns:
1. No there's nothin you can send me, my own true love,
There's nothin I wish to be ownin'.
2. And rest yourself `neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.
3. It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe.
4. Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.
5. I could be dreaming bit I keep believing you're the one I'm livin'
Accent Rules (introduction through chapter II)
1. The acute may go on either long or short and on the ultima (upe.q),
penult (Izo, uu, uefu) or antepenult (o.efoex, ux6puo).
2. The circumflex may go only on long and on the ultima (oczq) or
penult (upox).
3. The grave goes only on the ultima. It may go on long or short. It is
used when a word accented with the acute on the ultima is followed by
another word without any intervening punctuation (.qx xuqx).
4. How far back the accent can go depends on the length of the ultima.
a. If the ultima is short, the acute can go back as far as the
antepenult, but if the ultima is long, the acute can go back only to
the penult.
ux6puo ux6puoc uefoex uefu
b. If the ultima is short the circumflex can go as far back as the
penult, but if the ultima is long, a circumflex on the penult (in
forms with a short ultima) will change to the acute.
upox upoc
c. If the ultima is short and the penult is long and accented, then the
accent is the circumflex.
xuu upu qox, eIox
5. The accent of verbs is recessive. That means that it goes back as far as
it can: (in words of more than two syllables) to the antepenult if the
ultima is short, to the penult if the ultima is long.
o.ece6u oex o.efex oczefu
Because in the imperfect the monosyllabic endings are short (-ox, -
e, -e), the circumflex will fall on the penult if it is long in words of
two syllables: qox qe qe.
6. The accent of nouns and adjectives is persistent. It stays where it
starts unless forced (by a change in the length of the ending) to go
ux6puo, ux6puox, ux6puo -- ux6puoc, ux6pu, ux6puo
a. Nouns of the first and second declensions if accented on the
ultima take the circumflex in the genitive and dative singular and
oczq, oczp oczux, oczu
6eof, 6e 6eux, 6eo
b. Nouns of the first declension are circumflexed in the genitive
plural. This is an exception to rule 6.
6 b (1). The accent of adjectives in the feminine genitive
plural is like that of the masculine and neuter (if the forms are
the same, as they are in -o, -q, -ox and -o, -u, -ox [ch. III]
7. Enclitics are accented as if they were syllables added to the words
before them.
a. ux6puoI eIo: 2 accents on a word accented on the
antepenult (second accent on the ultima before the enclitic).
b. up co.: 2 accents on a word with circumflex on the
penult (second accent on ultima).
c. zo eIoI: a two syllable enclitic will receive an accent on
its ultima after a word accented with an acute on the penult.
d. oczq co.: an acute on the ultima does not change to a
grave if the word following is an enclitic.
e. q xf o oc 6eo oe: in a series of enclitics the first are
accented and the last left unaccented.
f. For emphasis at the beginning of a sentence or clause
enclitics are accented: o..
Parsing Guide for Diagramming Sentences
subject | predicate
subject (nom.) [supplied] | verb | direct object (acc.)
subject | verb | direct object|
\adj. \adv. |indirect object (dat.)
subject | verb "to be" etc. \ predicate n. or adj. (nom.)
49, 6
o pxo uefe .o uIox.
o pxo | uefe | .o uIox
49, 2
o qzo .o ux6puo .qx upqx .of Ioc pe.
o qzo | pe | .qx upqx |
\.of Ioc |.o ux6puo
49, 12
.u upu uoex upu .oI 6eof.
uoex | .u upu
\upu: .oI 6eof
49, 1
q eIpqxq pe .ox Iox, o c zeo 6xu.ox.
q eIpqxq | pe | .ox Iox
| {
o zeo | [pe] | 6xu.ox
50, 12
upo up eI6oex .oI 6eof.
[qe] | eI6oex | .oI 6eof
70, 9
xuzo xu uu6o o ooo ux6puo
o ux6puo | [co.] \ xuzo
\oo }xu
70, 4
u6xu.o q cq.
q cq | [co.x] \ u6xu.o
70, 2
uu6o q.e xuqx;
[e] | q.e \ uu6o
71, 25
o qzo o epe .ox Iox .o ux6puo 6eo cxe.o.
o qzo | cxe.o \ 6eo
\o | epe | .ox Iox|
|.o ux6puo
70, 7
ofx eIox u cofzox.o.
[oI ux6puo]| eIox | [cxexu]
\ofx [oI ux6puo] cofzox.o |u

71, 30
o ooo zee . o Io co. uzex.
o ooo | zee | . o Io | co. \ uzex
59, 2
oI ux6puo cxox .ox qzox eIxu 6ex.
oI ux6puo | cxox | .ox qzox | eIxu \ 6ex
Chapter III: Summary
1. Future Active and Middle (MIDDLE only, NOT M/P)
*** Use the same endings as the present.
add o to the stem: uc- + o + -u -e -e -oex -e.e -oco
-ou -e -e.u -e6u -eo6e -ox.u
If the Stem ends in a mute (labials, palatals, dentals)
+ o > T u > eu pu > pu
x + o > upu > upu uu > uu
. 6 drop out before o eI6u > eIou
Irregular futures MUST BE LEARNED:
uxofu, uxofoou ofzou, oczqoou
Ixou, exqoou c6zu, c6ezqou
pou, czefoou u, oqou / u
zuxu, zqou ux6xu, u6qoou
ou, eIoou p..u, puu
pu, oou
The future of eII MUST BE LEARNED:
oou coe6u
oe oeo6e
o.u oox.u
2. Variations in the FIRST declension:
Singular Plural
Nom. -q -u -q -u -u
Gen. -q -u -oc -ux
Dat. -p - -u
Acc. -qx -ux -u
-u is used throughout the singular of first declension nouns and
adjectives if the base ends in e, , or p.
3. Demonstratives: LEARN the forms on p 85.
The demonstratives may be used as pronouns, but when they are used
with nouns the article is used too. They go in the predicate position:
demonstrative -- article -- noun article -- noun -- demonstrative
qe q o q o qe
o.o o Io o Io o.o
.of.o .o zIox .o zIox .of.o
Review of Prepositions
ACC eI into + terminal accusative DIRECTION TO
DAT cx in, on + locative dative PLACE
up alongside, near
GEN from (a place) near SEPARATION
DAT beside (at a place near) PLACE WHERE
ACC to (a place) near DIRECTION TO
epI about, around
GEN concerning, about
ACC around, near, with regard to
p face to face, facing
DAT at, near, toward PLACE WHERE
GEN u away from, from SEPARATION
GEN cx/c out of, from SEPARATION
Iu through
GEN through
ACC because of, on account of
First Declension -q, -u; -q, -u
Second Declension -o, -ox
Article o, q, .
First Declension -u
Second Declension -o, -u
Article oI, uI, .
Uses: fill in one example of each use:
The subject of the sentence (in agreement with the personal
ending of the verb).
The predicate noun or adjective of a copulative verb (e.g. eII,
Ixou, uIxou, zou) which renames the subject in the
predicate. See also predicate position of adjectives.
First Declension -q, -u; -oc
Second Declension -oc
Article .of, .q, .of
First Declension -ux
Second Declension -ux
Article .ux
Uses: fill in one example of each use: The genitive is the case
used for one noun depending upon another. It also has a number of uses
peculiar to Greek (such as separation).
Possession ("of", 's, s')
With verbs of ruling (e. g. upu, uozefu)
Separation, with prepositions meaning "from" (e.g. u, cx/c;
up, p)
Source (with uxofu)
Agent (meaning "by", with the preposition, )
The preposition epI is used with the genitive to mean
"about", "concerning".
First Declension -p, -
Second Declension -
Article ., .p, .
First Declension -u
Second Declension -o
Article .o, .u, .o
Uses: fill in one example of each use: The dative is the case of the
interested party. It also has some special uses in Greek, such as
instrument and place where.
Indirect object: the person or thing affected but indirectly by
the action, NOT caused by the action of the verb. Most often
seen with verbs like give to, send to, speak to, write to. Translated as
indirect object (in English the first object: Give me an "A."
Tell me a story.) or with "to" ("Give that to Paul").
With special verbs: certain verbs take the dative although
their counterparts in English take the "objective case."
Modern English does not have dative and accusative. Verbs
meaning "trust" take the dative (eI6ou, o.efu).
Advantage or disadvantage: the person for whose benefit or
to whose detriment something is or is done. For example after
the expressions "good for" or "bad for." Translate "for".
Means: the instrument with or by which something is done.
Translate: "by", "with", "by means of".
Accompaniment: with the preposition ofx. There is a
difference between means and accompaniment. "With an
axe" is means; "with their [=the] friends" is accompaniment.
If in doubt try "along with". Translate: "with", "along with",
"together with".
Manner: tells how something is done. In Greek no preposition
is needed. Translate: "in", "with".
Respect: see the accusative of respect which is more
common. No preposition. Translate: "in".
Place where (locative): with prepositions meaning in, at, by,
near, beside (cx, p, up, ) to show the place in which.
Use with verbs of rest.
First Declension -qx, -ux
Second Declension -ox
Article .x, .qx, .
First Declension -u
Second Declension -oc, -u
Article ., .of, .
Uses: fill in one example of each use:
Direct object: the object of an active or middle verb, caused
or most directly affected by the action of the verb.
End of Motion (terminal accusative): the direction or
destination after verbs of motion or verbs implying movemnt
from one place to another, used with a preposition: eI, up,
p. Translate: "to", "into", "toward".
Accusative of respect: tells in what specific respect
something is true. For example, "I am not bad at all things."
Translate: "in", "at".
The preposition is used with the accusative to mean "on
account of", "because of".
Review for Chapter 3
A. Translate each form and give the opposite number.
Example: ox.u "they will send for [something]" -- e.u
1. o.u
2. upocox
3. zeIe.e
4. zqox.u
5. ucoe6u
6. eIoou
7. eIoou (not the same as 6)
B. Identify the verbs
Example: oczqoe < ofzou
1. oczecoe6u
2. e
3. qoex
4. u6xpxe
5. oIoe6u
6. exqoox.u
7. pe.e
8. oqooco
C. Synopses: fill in the imperfect and future of the same person and
number (active and m/p or middle, if they exist):
Example: ufu: ucox ufou -- ufou cucqx ufoou
1. pu
2. p..oex
3. oe
4. ux6xe
5. ue.e
6. zuxoco
D. Miscellaneous: fill in, answer questions, correct mistakes, put in
1. T or F: The second principal part is the future active and
2. Why is the future a separate principal part, but the imperfect is
3. Name four verbs that have deponent futures:
4. Chart your verbs: on a separate piece of paper (or on index
cards make a neat and colorful list of all the verbs you have had so
far. Give the present and future, the imperfect, only if it is
irregular, and list any peculiarities.
Examples: uxcu uxofoou deponent future; takes the genitive of the person
u has an irregular imperfect, eIox and two futures, u ("I shall have") and oqou ("I
shall get").
5. Correct these sentences:
1. .u uIu poco .oI zI6oc.
2. ooq q ooxu qx uxocoe6u.
3. poe .u zIu;
4. uxofoe.e .ux uu6ux oz.ux.
5. ux6xooex .u zzqxx.
6. of e.e xoc.
7. .u uIu ofx oe.u uu6.
Need hints? Look for wrong futures, wrong cases with the verb and --horrors! a neuter plural subject with a plural verb.
6. Fill in the accents:
1. coczecoeo6u 2. eIe
3. qox 4. eI
5. exo coex 6. oz.u eIo
7. oq.q co.; 8. ux6puo co.e;
II Nouns, Adjectives, Pronouns, Prepositions, Cases
A. Vocabulary self-study exercise (review of all nouns and adjectives,
pronouns and prepositions). Give information as in the vocabulary.
Check your answers. Correct any that are wrong.
Examples: .uIu .uIoc, o steward oxqp, oxqp, oxqpx wicked
1. ozI.q
2. oq.q
3. xeuxIu
4. uzq6eu
5. eIpqxq
6. upu
7. .q
8. 6zu..u
9. uo
10. o.o
11. Ixuo
12. e
13. xo
14. uze
15. uIop
16. xux
17. uxo
18. Ieu
19. ocop
20. xuo.q
21. Ixq
22. qoxq
23. oIxo
24. pqo.
25. xuz
26. zof.o
27. co6z
28. xo
29. xox
30. Iu.p
31. u6xu.o
32. pxo
33. pox
34. zo
35. xo
36. Izo
37. upe.q
38. upo.o
39. o
40. xo
41. uxxq
42. xqoo
43. .pox
44. upq
45. oczq
46. qzo
47. ofpux
48. cq
49. ex
50. oep
Tell what case or cases each preposition takes and the meaning with each
case. Give an example with each meaning.
1. u
3. eI
4. cx / c
5. up
6. epI
7. p
8. cx
9. ofx
B. Agreement: give the form of the adjective and demonstrative to agree
with each noun. Be sure to give the correct ARTICLE.
Example: xqo (e, xp) -- (.p) .pe .p xp xqo
1. ox (e, xo)
2. 6eu (o.o, xuz)
3. zox (cxexo, u6xu.o)
4. oz.u (o.o, uo)
5. xuo. (e, uxo)
6. 6zu..ux (cxexo, xp)
7. .uI (e, Ixuo)
8. up (o.o, oxqp)
9. oxqx (e, zuo)
10. pox (o.o, uIop)
Correct these howlers:
1. xq oxqxq 2. uu6u oq.uI
3. o.o xuo.q 4. uIxq q opu
5. eI .p 6uz..
III Translate these sentences:
1. uI cx .u upoco .uxe .ux oz.ux xu Ixp xu uu6p oczp.
2. o ooo xuo.q, o .u Ixuu xu xuzu pu..ex, uo qx .q uo
.ux oz.ux.
3. xfx upu o.u ex .uf.u .u upu po .oI Izoc.
4. u.q q oo qx uu6q .o uIo.
5. uI oou qoux uu6u oczqx xu xuqx.
6. of Ixux co. .ofoe .oI uIoc ozI.u uox.eIxex.
7. ue c po u .qx uzq6eux o pxo. (u light)
8. ox oI 6eo zofox uo6xpoxe xo. (zofo < zu love)
IV Write in Greek:
We will go into these small tents and we will hear the philosophers (= wise
ones) who will speak to the citizens about justice and virtue. For these (i.e.
justice and virtue) will make the human beings good, but they are difficult to
understand. The little children will also hear the poets who write about the sea
and sky and about the lives of the gods and goddesses. The test (epu) will be
difficult for the children but with luck they will become wise. It is time to go
away from these ugly places (place = .o) and to take our books to the islands
of the sun on which we will have neither tests nor labors. But we will always
write to our (=the) friends who were remaining beside the road.
I Aorist Active and Middle (not passive)
Use: for a single (or simple) act in past time (as opposed to the
imperfect which talks about action going on in the past). Translate
as the simple past (and sometimes as the pluperfect).
The aorist infinitive (except in indirect statement) may be translated the
same as the present. The difference is that the present talks about the
action as in progress, the aorist as the simple action.
pex "to be writing" pu "to write"
Form: There are two sets of forms, first aorist and second aorist. Nearly
all verbs have either a first or a second aorist. Only a few have both.
The two forms are like our strong (irregular, e.g. sing sang sung) and
weak (regular, work worked worked).
Augment + o + endings
Active Middle
-u -qx
-u -u
-e (x) -u.o
-uex -e6u
-u.e -uo6e
-ux -ux.o
Infinitives are not augmented.
-u -uo6u
Verbs with stems ending in , x, z, p do not add o- in the first
aorist, but they usually have a lengthened form of the stem:
xu -- exu; uIxu -- qxu; uzzu -- qezu; xpIxu --
Augment + special stem + thematic secondary endings (the
same as the imperfect).
Active Middle
-ox -qx
-e -oc
-e (x) -e.o
-oex -e6u
-e.e -eo6e
-ox -ox.o
Infinitives (not augmented; note accent)
-ex -o6u
II Principal Parts p. 103: learn thoroughly.
III Indirect Statement
Learn the forms of qI (p. 107).
Construction with infinitive after (some) verbs of saying or
xoIu I think (that) ...
2 a. The subject is omitted if it is the same as in 1; the verb is
changed to the infinitive.
pex | .e 3 will write these things.
2 b. The subject is accusative if it is different from the subject
of 1; the verb is in the infinitive.
.oI xuo.u | pex | .e the jurymen will write these things.
VERB OF SAYING | (accusative) | infinitive | object
VERB OF SAYING | acc. | infin. (to be) \ pred adj. (acc)
VERB OF SAYING | (omitted subj) | inf (to be) \ nom.
Note that a predicate adjective will be in the same case
as its subject. If the subject is omitted because it is the
same as that of the main verb then the predicate
adjective is nominative. If the subject is accusative,
then the predicate adjective will be accusative.
xoIoex | eIxu \ uu6.
We think (that) we are good.
xoIoex | .oI xuo.u | eIxu \ uu6of.
We think (that) the jurymen are good.
Verb Review (Chapters 1-4)
1. Learn all the principal parts on page 103.
2. Summary of Verb Endings
Primary (present and future)
Active: -u -e -e -oex -e.e -oco(x) -- -ex
Middle-Passive (present) or Middle (future):
-ou -e -e.u -e6u -eo6e -ox.u -- -eo6u
Secondary (augmented in the indicative)
Imperfect and second Aorist
Active: -ox -e -e(x) -oex -e.e -ox -- -ex (aor. inf.): the
infinitive is NOT augmented.
Middle-Passive (imperfect) or Middle (aorist):
-oqx -oc -e.o -e6u -eo6e -ox.o -- -o6u (aor.)
First Aorist (augmented) in the indicative
-u- is the characteristic of the first aorist. Vowel and mute stems add -o-.
Liquid (z, p) and nasal (, x) stems do not add -o- (qezu, uex.exu,
xpxu, exu, qxu).
-u -u -e(x) -uex -u.e -ux -- -u
-qx -u -u.o -e6u -uo6e -ux.o -- -uo6u
3. Exercises
A. Conjugate in full (all forms, active and middle or m/p, all four
tenses, indicative and infinitives). Check your chart for and
peculiarities of the verb (irregular principal parts, deponent future,
etc.). Be able to translate the forms. Do one each day:
1. uu 4. 6fu
2. ux6xu 5. pu
3. zuxu 6. pu
B. Give:
1. all first person forms (singular and plural) of uxofu
2. all second person forms of u
3. all third person forms of Ixou
4. infinitives of upu (6), pou (3), zzu (4), eII (2),
ux6xu (5)
C. Parse (= identify forms), translate, and recite the principal parts
of each verb:
1. cucoqx
2. e.u
3. uxofoox.u
4. epox
5. cu
6. czeIoc
7. exu
8. qxofou.o
9. eIex
10. qezux
D. Translate these forms of u into Greek: active, send; middle,
send for; passive, be sent.
1. she was being sent
2. they are sending
3. we used to send
4. to send for (once, a single action)
5. to be sending for
6. we sent for
7. you-all (ye) will send
8. I will send for
9. it is being sent
10. you (thou) sent for
11. to be sending
12. to send (once)
13. I sent for a new book.
14. She sent a gift to her [=the] friends.
15. We were being sent to the market [uop].
16. I think that I will send those women a gift.
17. Will you-all (ye) send for your [=the] friend.
E. Review the principal parts (p. 103) and translate these
1. The citizens made plans for themselves in a democracy.
2. The poet will take notes.
3. Those women ransomed these men.
4. The citizens were being led by these women.
5. She thought that she would rule those islands.
6. Will you hear the wise [people].
7. It is unreasonable to be doing those [things].
8. They were bringing gifts. Gifts were being brought by those men.
These women brought those gifts.
9. Did you hit the poets with stones?
10. I did not understand what ([the things] which) you said.
"ransom" = zfu in the middle "take notes" = pu in the middle
I The Third Declension
Find the base in the genitive singular. Find the pattern from the
nom. and gen. sg.
A. Basic Endings
Masculine and Feminine Neuter
___ / - base
-o -o
- -
-u or -x base
-e -u
-ux -ux
-o (x) -o (x)
-u -u
-, -u, -o, -u are short.
B. Variations
Nominative: M/F -, -ux (-ox-, -ox.-), -p; N -u, -o
Genitive: -o: -eu, -oc
Dative: -: -e
Accusative: -u: -eu; -x; neut. = nom.
Nominative: M/F -e: -e; N -u: -q, -eu
Genitive: -ux: -eux
Dative: -o: -eo, -uo, -oco, -eco
Accusative: M/F -u: -eu, -e; N -u: -q, -eu
C. Variations by stem type
Consonant Bases (1. mutes)
Masculine and Feminine
Labial: nom. sg. -; acc. sg. -u; dat. pl. -
xzu (xzu-); xzuu; xzuI
Palatal: nom. sg. -; acc. sg. -u; dat. pl. -
fzu (fzux-o); fzuxu; fzu
Dental (1): nom. sg. -; acc. sg. -u; dat pl. -o
(drop dental before o/) uoI (uoI-o); uoIu; uoIo
Dental (2): nom. sg. -; acc. sg. -x ; -o
(drop dental before o, x) p (p.-o); px; po
Consonant bases (2. -ox-, -ox.-)
If the nominative ends in -ux check the base for -ox- or -ox.-.
Stems in -ox-: nom. sg. -ux; acc. sg. -u; dat. pl. -oo
uIux (uIox-o); uIoxu; uIoo
Stems in -ox.-: nom. sg. -ux; acc. sg. -ox.u ; dat. pl. -oco
pux (pox.-o); pox.u; poco
Stems in -u.-: nom. sg = acc. sg. -u; dat. pl. -()uo
pqu (pqu.-o); pquo
Vowel bases
Masculine and Feminine
-ec type (M): sg. nom. -ec; gen. -eu; dat. -e; acc. -eu
pl. nom. -e; gen. -eux; dat. -eco; acc. -eu
- type (M,F): sg. nom. -; gen. -eu; dat. -e; acc. -x
pl. nom. -e; gen. -eux; dat. -eo; acc. -e
Syncopated nouns drop -e- in the genitive and dative singular and
in the dative plural; they show -uo in the dative plural. The -e- of
the stem becomes -q- in the nominative singular.
-o type: sg. nom. -o; gen. -oc; dat. -e; acc. -o
pl. nom. -q; gen. -ux; dat. -eo; acc. -q
A. Result Clauses
uo.e + the indicative (o) "so that", "with the result that"
uo.e + the infinitive (q) "that", "so as to"
C. Conditions Contrary-to-fact
eI (q) + imperfect -- imperfect + ux (o) (refers to the present)
("were doing" ... "would be doing")
eI (q) + aorist -- imperfect + ux (o) (refers to the past) ("had done"
... "would have done")
The times can be mixed ("had done" ... "would be"; "were doing"
... "would have done").
Present Active and Middle-Passive,
Future and Aorist, Active and Middle
1. Definition: A participle shares two parts of speech. It is a verbal adjective.
As an adjective it has gender, number, and case.
As a verb it has tense and voice, and may take an object (in whatever
case the verb takes).
2. Uses: In general there are three uses: attributive, circumstantial, and
Attributive: with the article, the participle is used as a noun or adjective.
Examples: oI ox.e, .u x.u, o zzux pxo.
Circumstantial: without the article, but in agreement with a noun or
pronoun (expressed or implied), whether a subject or an object in the
sentence. This is an adjectival use. The circumstantial participle
TIME: (when, after, while) [uu, uf.Ixu, e.uf]
CAUSE: (since) [u.e, u]
MANNER: (in, by)
CONDITION: (if) [if the condition is negative with q]
CONCESSION: (although) [xuI, xuIep]
PURPOSE: (to, in order to) future participle [u]
GENITIVE ABSOLUTE: a noun / pronoun + a participle in the
genitive form a clause which gives the circumstances of the
action in the main sentence. In the genitive absolute, the noun
is the subject of the participle.
noun in the genitive | participle in the genitive
Supplementary: the participle depends on a verb and completes the
meaning of such verbs as: ufu, upu, uIofxou, uIxou.
Pay special attention to the idiomatic uses of the participle with:
.cxu, zux6xu, 6xu.
3. Translation:
Present: ______ing
Future: in order to _______ (shows purpose)
Aorist: _______ing, having ________, after _______ing
4. Forms:
ACTIVE: present, future, second aorist (the thematic tenses)
BASE in -ox.- (m, n), -oco- (f)
ADD ENDINGS TO THE TENSE STEM (for aorist remove the
Singular Plural
-ux -ocou -ox -ox.e -ocou -ox.u
-ox.o -ocoq -ox.o -ox.ux -ocoux -ox.ux
-ox. -ocop -ox. -oco -ocou -oco
-ox.u -ocoux -ox -ox.u -ocou -ox.u
First aorist. Remove the augment.
BASE in -ux.- (m, n) -uo- (f)
-u -uou -ux -ux.e -uou -ux.u
-ux.o -uoq -ux.o -ux.ux -uoux -ux.ux
-ux. -uop -ux. -uo -uou -uo
-ux.u -uoux -ux -ux.u -uou -ux.u
MIDDLE-PASSIVE (present) and MIDDLE (future and Aorist)
For the present, future, and second aorist (remove augment) add
to the TENSE STEM:
-oexo, -oxq, -oexox
For the first aorist (remove the augment) add:
-uexo, -uxq, -uexox
Review of Chapters I-VI:Nouns, Verbs, and Syntax
Self-study Review
1. Forms
1. qe q xu z
2. o.o o uzq6q oq.q
3. .e .o qI pqu
3. cxexo o zuo Ief
4. u.q q u6xu.o p
Conjugate in full, including infinitives:
1. u
2. uu
3. ou
2. Syntax: fill in the blanks and translate the sentences.
1. Neuter plural subjects take _________________. (49)
Evils come-into-being on account of money.
2. Verbs of "trusting" take the _________________ case. (48)
Do you trust these new archons?
3. Verbs of "ruling" take the ________________ case. (48)
The king ruled the citizens with justice.
4. The verb uxofu takes the ____________ of the person heard and
the ____________ of the thing heard. (79)
We will hear these philosophers.
Did you hear the words of those shameful men?
5. The means by which something is done goes into the _________.
We persuaded the citizens with money.
6. The manner in which something is done goes into the
__________. (p. 48)
In my opinion tyranny is a bad [thing].
7. The predicate noun or adjective (with verbs like be, become, seem, be
called) goes into the __________ case.
Those citizens are shameful and false.
Heralds are messengers of gods and men.
8. The two positions of the adjective are (pp. 62-5):
1. ______________ 2. ______________
These citizens are wise.
The wise citizens do not take bribes [= receive unjust gifts].
9. The relative pronoun introduces a ___________ ________. The
r el at i ve pr onoun agr ees wi t h i t s ant ecedent i n ________ and
________, but its _______ depends on the part it plays in its own
________. (66)
Those [things] which you are saying are not true.
The men whom we saw are Greeks. ["I saw" is 2 aorist, eIox.]
The women whom we heard were saying wise [things].
Did you get what you wanted?
10. The infinitive with the _________ is used as a noun. (pp. 74-5).
To speak the truth [= true things] is not always fine.
11. The demonstrative goes into the ________ position. (p. 85)
This citizen sends gifts to those cities.
12. Separation is expressed by the _________ case. (37, 85)
From good men we learn good things.
13. Agent is expressed by the _________ case with ______. (89)
These [things] were done by those [women].
14. Indirect Statement: verb of saying/thinking |________|_______
I think [that] those things are good.
They thought [that] they had said true [things].
15. The accusative of respect is used for _____________. (Explain
in your own words.)
I am not bad at all things.
16. Contrary to fact conditions use ______ tenses in both clauses.
If we had seen those big dogs we would have left.
17. Result clauses take uo.e and the _______ or ________.
Find an example of each type of result clause and translate it.
Check-list for the Chapters 1-7
Alphabet, Punctuation, Classification of letters, Combinations of
Accent Rules in General: see also handouts on accents
Chapter I
Present Active and Middle-Passive
Deponent Verbs
Nouns of the First Declension -q type
Nouns of the Second Declension
The Definite Article
Syntax Rules (48-9):
Dative of means
Genitive after upu (instead of dir. obj.)
Dative with special verbs (trust)
Neuter Plural Subject takes a Singular Verb (BELIEVE IT! DO IT!)
Chapter II
Imperfect Active and Middle-Passive
Irregular Verb (eII)
Accent of enclitics (57-8 and handout)
NOMINATIVE in the predicate with the verb "to be"
Adjectives, Agreement
Two-termination adjectives
o x ... o q x ... q x.z. (p. 65)
RELATIVE PRONOUN (65-6 and handout)
Syntax Rules (69-70)
Accusative of RESPECT ("good at")
Chapter III
Future Active and Middle
Deponent Futures and Irregular Futures
Variations of the First Declension
Position of Demonstrative with the article
Syntax Rules (89)
Genitive of Separation (with prepositions meaning "from")
Genitive of Agent (= "by a person" + gen.)
Chapter IV
Aorist Active and Middle
Two Aorists and "Liquid" first Aorist
Principal Parts (* 103)
Irregular verb (qI)
VOCABULARY p 113: learn the words listed below *
INDIRECT STATEMENT infinitive with subject accusative
Chapters V, VI
Third Declension Nouns
Basic Endings
Third Declension Adjectives for recognition (know the names of the
different types, that is, -q, -e; -ux, -ox; -c, -eu, -c)
Irregular Adjectives for recognition: u, u, ozf
RESULT CLAUSES with uo.e (139-140)
CONDITIONS contrary-to-fact (p. 143)
Chapter VII
Forms of present, future and aorist active and middle participles
Basic uses: Attributive, Circumstantial, Supplementary
*Vocabulary from Lesson IV
uzz but
uzzo, uzzq, uzzo other, another
xuoxu, xuoou know
xuoofxq, -q, q justice
xuIu justly
uIxu unjustly
oxe, oxofo it seems, he/she seems; they seem
eIox I said
zo.u especially, yes, sure
q not
oou I think
oIo, -u, -ox such, what a
oIox such as
oI .' eII I am able
oIx .' eIxu to be able
ofx therefore
oupoofxq -q q soundness of mind
.e and (enclitic)
.oof.o, .ouf.q, .oof.o (.oof.ox) of such a kind, such as this, such