About the course: In this intensive course, we learn the fundamentals of ancient Greek in a single semester. By the end of the course, students are prepared to continue with intermediate Greek (Greek 203), where they will start to read Plato, and will be able to read simple texts, such as Aesop or the New Testament, more or less independently.

About the instructor: William A. Johnson is Professor of Classical Studies at Duke, with a range of specialities that includes ancient books and readers, ancient music, literary papyrology, and early Greek historiography. He has authored or edited five books and over 35 articles and reviews. His latest volume is The Essential Herodotus (Oxford, July 2016). Follow the link to his web page here.