OverviewThis course is designed for students who have not been exposed to any other highly inflected language. It aims at teaching students to read and understand ancient Greek, by providing them with knowledge of ancient Greek grammar and syntax. Grammatical theory is taught as a tool for dealing with the texts, understanding and gradually translating them.
This module appears in:
Total Contact Hours: 40
Method of assessment
In-Course Test 1 (45 minutes) – 20%
In-Course Test 2 (45 minutes) – 20%
Exercises, Translations and Quizzes – 60%
Indicative Reading List
Joint Association of Classical Teachers. (2007) Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press.
Joint Association of Classical Teachers. (2007) Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Show a basic command of some Ancient Greek accidence and syntax;
Have a basic knowledge of some grammatical terms and underlying principles of Ancient Greek;
Demonstrate basic reading skills and strategies;
Have basic abilities to translate Greek-to-English and English-to-Greek sentences;
Show basic abilities to identify and solve some problems with the appropriate tools in short translation passages in prose and verse from Ancient Greek authors.