Department of Classics at UC Berkeley

2020 Intensive Greek Workshop

Greek Vase


During the first half of the course, our textbook will be:

H. Hansen and G. Quinn. Greek: An Intensive Course. 2nd Revised Edition. Fordham University Press, 1992. ISBN 9780823216632.

It is readily available from online bookstores, academic and secondhand bookstores, and will be available at the UC Berkeley campus bookstore as the summer approaches. Students should bring a copy of Hansen and Quinn to the first class meeting.


In the second part of the course, students will purchase Greek texts and commentaries based on their elective choices. Information about the part 2 textbooks will be made available well before part 2 begins. Students should not purchase the textbooks for part 2 until the sections are assigned.

In the second part, students will also need a copy of Liddell and Scott's Abridged Greek-English Lexicon or one of the electronic versions of Liddell, Scott, and Jones' (complete) Greek-English Lexicon available for iPhone, Android, etc.

In the second part, students may also wish to have a Greek grammar. Copies of Smyth's Greek Grammar will be available to purchase at the campus bookstore.

H. W. Smyth. Greek Grammar. Rev. Ed. G.M. Messing. Harvard University Press, 1956. ISBN 9780674362505.

Students may also find it helpful to consult Morwood's Oxford Grammar.

J. Morwood. Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN 9780195218510.