Beginner's Greek 2 - CL360

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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4 15 (7.5) DR A Nifosi







This course is designed for students who have had some exposure to a 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. Students will gain sufficient understanding of Greek grammar and syntax to enable them to translate Greek prose and verse. In addition, the study of ancient Greek will enrich the students' vocabulary.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 40

Method of assessment

In-Course Test 1 – 20%
In-Course Test 2 - 20%
Exercises and Translations – 60%

Indicative reading

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.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Show an elementary command of Ancient Greek accidence and syntax;
Have an elementary knowledge of grammatical terms and underlying principles of Ancient Greek;
Demonstrate reading skills and strategies;
Demonstrate an elementary ability to translate Greek-to-English and English-to-Greek sentences;
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.

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