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The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

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Title:   Historical Linguistics of Ancient Greek      

Course Number:      GRK 0181B
Campus: Medford/Somer.   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Ancient Greek was spoken over at least 2,000 years, from the Myceneans to the dawn of the Byzantine age. It was never a single, uniform language, but had geographic, temporal, and social variation encompassing Sappho's Aeolic, Menander's Attic, St. Paul's Koine, and many others.  We will look at the development of Greek from Proto-Inda-European down to the beginning of Medieval Greek, with particular attention to sound changes and dialect variations: you'll see why classical Attic is not "normal" Greek, and why the dialect of epic is so mixed. We'll talk about the relationships between Greek and other languages, including Latin.
Pre-requisite: one 100-level course in Greek (that is, four or more semesters of college Greek).


Instructor: Dept. Staff

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 to Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA                     
Status: Cancelled


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