The AGE Project
The AGE project is still in its pilot stage. Currently, AGE is a digital, open license first-year Greek course that offers a simplified approach to first-year Greek. Our goal is an open, free, multi-contributor text that promises a new and evolving approach to first-year Greek.
At this stage, AGE is being written and published on the Pressbooks platform. This platform allows not only for multiple authors and export formats, but also the incorporation of images and other media into the textbook. The Pressbooks platform also has other tools that we hope to develop and make available in the near future.
- Pressbooks allows for the cloning of a book. This means that AGE can be cloned and edited to produce different editions for different campuses. This allows for a fluid and adaptable text for students and faculty alike.
- Pressbooks allows a book to be exported in a format that best suits a particular instructor or department: a print-on-demand book or pdf, eBook, or website. AGE currently exports well as an eBook; there are formatting issues with the printable versions, however, which we hope to resolve with Pressbooks.
On a related note, we realize that some campuses may prefer to have hardcopies rather than digital ones. We are working with a publisher to produce an edition of AGE as a printed book at some point in the coming years.
- Reading passages are no longer in their own chapters. They are instead now added to the end of the appropriate content chapters.
- Lessons on the third-declension nouns ending in -ρ, -εσ, -ι, and -υ are now introduced later in the course than in previous editions.
- More readings, including passages from Rouse’s A Greek Boy at Home.
- PDF’s of reading passages edited to include appropriate chapter numbers in the heading.
- Acknowledgement section edits.
- Inscription bibliography edits.
- Vocabulary and paradigms in Back Matter.