Target group: Learners at universities, other adult education institutions or in self-study who want to learn ancient Greek with a new method or refresh their knowledge. Previous knowledge is not required.
Learning objectives: Access to the ancient Greek language through active acquisition and speaking of the elementary everyday Greek of the Koiné period, ie the post-classical language form, in preparation for dealing with the more complex language forms and the world of ancient Greek texts in general.
Concept: The textbook is kept in Greek throughout, with German translations added only where necessary. All 12 lessons often have a dialogic character. The main protagonists are pupils/students and their Greek teacher, whereby all of the characters, as well as the scenes and situations described in the texts, are predominantly slapstick-like humorous to the grotesque.
Some passages from the New Testament (as the best-known Koiné vernacular text) supplement the content. The main elements of the language are introduced in a gentle progression. All the words used are explained and translated in a sentence context in the vocabulary section. Exercises with a wide range of methods and content specifically deepen grammar and vocabulary. The appendix includes the German translation of all texts and the exercise key.
An audio CD with the textbook texts forms an additional methodological starting point for the lessons. A reconstructed pronunciation of the 4th century was used for this. v. Chr. used, which is essentially compatible with the local school pronunciation.