Greek for Beginners 2 - CLAS3600

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Nicolo Benzi checkmark-circle


This module is designed for students who have already acquired some fundamentals of Ancient Greek morphology and syntax. It aims to introduce students to reading and understanding complex sentence and longer passages by providing them with more knowledge of grammar and syntax.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 40
Total Private Study Hours: 110
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
Grammar and Translation Exercises (7-10 in total) – 60%
Take-home Grammar and Translation Assignments (5-7 in total) – 20%

Reassessment methods
100% Grammar and Translation Exercise

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Show an elementary command of Ancient Greek accidence and syntax;
2 Have an elementary knowledge of grammatical terms and underlying principles of Ancient Greek;
3 Show an elementary command of Greek vocabulary;
4 Demonstrate reading skills and strategies;
5 Demonstrate an elementary ability to translate Greek-to-English and English-to-Greek sentences;
6 Show elementary abilities to identify and solve some problems with the appropriate tools in short translation passages in prose and verse from Ancient Greek authors.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems;
2 Demonstrate an ability to assess the meaning and significance of information;
3 Demonstrate an ability to present written material clearly and effectively, including sensitivity to the reader's perspective;
4 Demonstrate a good attention to detail;
5 Demonstrate an ability to write and think under pressure and to manage time and meet deadlines;


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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