Online Summer Greek Review 2007

Welcome to your summer of Greek morphology! (1)

General Information

This website contains information about the intensive summer review of Attic Greek morphology on the GreekStudy list.  Like all GreekStudy groups, it is free and open to anyone.  This website should contain all the information you need to subscribe and join in.  The group will run from  Monday, June 18th through Friday August 31st.

The textbook will be Hillard and Botting's Elementary Greek Exercises.  It is a Greek composition book which covers most or all of first-year Greek morphology (it was designed to lead up to North and Hillard's Greek Prose Composition), while keeping the vocabulary and sentence constructions quite simple.  It should thus be ideally suited as a pinpoint review of morphology. 

The text is available in reprint both from Focus Publishing and Duckworth. I've also scanned two weeks worth of exercises from a public domain edition (I can add more as we go along if needs be) as well as the special vocabulary lists for all the exercises (see Links below).  Please be aware, however, that the textbook also contains a general vocabulary as well as model Greek sentences which I will most likely not be scanning, so it may be worthwhile for all participants to purchase the book (both reprints are under $13 US). 

Like all GreekStudy groups, the Hillard and Botting group works by each participant doing the assigned work for a given lesson and emailing his or her answers to the facilitator (me) who then collates all of the answers and posts them to the list.  Members can then compare their answers to everyone else's, post questions or comments to the list, etc..

To participate you need only to be subscribed to the GreekStudy list and have a copy of the text (or my PDF scans). Included below are links to the GreekStudy subscription page, the pages for both the Focus and Duckworth versions of the book, my scans for the lessons and vocabularies, as well as the Textkit page for one of the reference grammars to which Hillard and Botting is keyed (First Greek Grammar by W. Gunion Rutherford).

GreekStudy List Information & Subscription Pages

GreekStudy List Information Page

GreekStudy Subscription Page

Online PDF Versions of Textbook and Reference Grammar

Elementary Greek Exercises by Hillard and Botting (PDF of Ex 1-25)

Elementary Greek Exercises by Hillard and Botting (PDF of Ex. 28-60)

Elementary Greek Exercises by Hillard and Botting (PDF of Ex. 58-111, scanned by my good friend Josh L.)

Elementary Greek Exercises by Hillard and Botting (PDF of Ex. 112-165, scanned by my good friend Josh L.)

Special Vocabularies for Elementary Greek Exercises (PDF)

Textkit version of First Greek Grammar Accidence by W. Gunion Rutherford (Hillard and Botting is keyed to this grammar)

Links for Purchasing Books from Amazon

Elementary Greek Exercises by Hillard and Botting (Focus Classical Reprints)

Elementary Greek Exercises by Hillard and Botting (Duckworth)

Group Schedule and Formatting Instructions

Click here for the group's schedule.

Click here for instrunctions on how to format and submit assignments.

Typing in Greek

Since Hillard & Botting is a Greek composition book, you must be able to type in Greek to participate in this group.  It would be preferable if you can do so in unicode (preferably with diacritical marks, but you certainly may participate without them if you'd prefer).  The easiest way to do this is probably to use, which converts text from a standard keyboard into polytonic, Unicode-compliant Greek characters as you type. However, you may want to try installing the simple Greek texteditor, Unicorn, that the GreekStudy listowner (Kirk Lougheed) has made available free of charge (it's easy to use, you won't be need an internet contection to use it, and it has a Latin and Greek spell-checker!)  As an alternative, you may simply use Beta Code transliteration with the Roman alphabet, and (I believe) the collation software will automatically convert it to unicode.


Like most GreekStudy groups, as the group moderator I will also be a fellow-student (decidedly not a teacher!).  I had the equivalent of about three semesters of college Greek:  I've gone through a standard elementary textbook, and read one book each of the Iliad and the Anabasis.  That was enough to get me through a proficiency test for my masters degree ... but that's it!  I will be reviewing/re-learning/struggling with the rest of you!  But that's how the GreekStudy groups work best!