This is a preview of the site. The drill modules and many modules are now present, but require more thorough testing, and some refinements of design and layout remain to be done. The remaining changes are expected to be completed in August 2013.
Welcome to AtticGreek.org.
Brief Description of Modules
Pronunciation Guide provides information and examples (including audio) for the pronunciation of the sounds of ancient Attic Greek.
Pronunciation Practice provides examples of pronunciation of over 100 basic Greek words (taken from the early chapters of the textbook.
Accentuation Tutorial presents information and examples to help in the understanding and mastery of the accentuation system of ancient Attic Greek.
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.
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 of the book.
Principal Parts presents various drills for principal parts of over 250 basic verbs; random drills and drills by alphabetic set and verb type set are also available).
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.
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.
English-Greek provides drill in composing Greek inflectional forms, with the student using either an on-screen keyboard or the physical keyboard with the OS input setting for polytonic Unicode Greek. 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.
Paradigms presents noun, adjective, and pronoun paradigms and verb paradigms and noun, adjective, and pronoun paradigms. These can be used for reference and study, and are also called up by Paradigm buttons in some of the above drills.
Downloads provides links to some supplementary materials, such as grids for declension or conjugation practice and for verb synopsis, alternative arrangements of the principal parts table, and guides to transitioning to further study.
For many users the Greek should display properly in the browser without special effort. But if the Greek displays oddly (for instance, with a mixture of characters from different fonts, or with rectangles replacing some characters that have diacritics), these are the fonts named in the stylesheets for Greek: Palatino Linotype (installed for many users as part of MS Office), Lucida Grande (supplied with OS X), New Athena Unicode (free download), Cardo (free download), and Gentium (free download).
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