Greek for Beginners 2 - CL360

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 2)
Spring 4 15 (7.5) DR A Alwis 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.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 40

Method of assessment

Grammar and Translation Exercises (10-15 in total) – 60%
In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
Take-home Grammar and Translation Assignments (10-15 in total) – 20%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Balme, M. & Lawall, G.. (1990). Athenaze: Introduction to Ancient Greek. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hansen, H. & Quinn, G.M. (2006). Greek: An Intensive Course. New York, NY: Fordham University Press.
Joint Association of Classical Teachers. (2007) Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary. 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Joint Association of Classical Teachers. (2007) Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises. 2nd edition. Cambridge: 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;
Show an elementary command of Greek vocabulary;
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.


  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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