Advanced Ancient Greek Plus - CL711

Sorry, this module is not currently running in 2019-20.


Prerequisite: CLAS7150 – Early Greek Prose in the Original; CLAS7170 – Early Greek Verse in the Original; CLAS7420 – Later Greek Prose in the Original; or CLAS7440 – Later Greek Verse in the Original; or equivalent level of ability





Students will participate in the close reading and interpretation of Greek prose and/ or verse texts. Translation of the text(s) from the original will enhance understanding of its construction by the author(s) and invite reflection on the use of stylistic and linguistic features (and their effect). This understanding may be further developed through the study of the literary and cultural context within which the text was produced.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 60

Method of assessment

• Essay (4,000 words) – 60%
• Examination (2 hours) – 40%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List -
Thucydides (ed. J.R. Rusten), (1989). The Peloponnesian War Book II, Cambridge: CUP
Sophocles (ed. S.L. Schein), (2013) Sophocles: Philoctetes, Cambridge: CUP

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of unadapted Ancient Greek texts;
- Demonstrate systematic knowledge of Ancient Greek grammatical terms and inflection systems to the reading of unadapted Ancient Greek texts;
- Demonstrate knowledge of specialised Ancient Greek vocabulary appropriate to their chosen area of study;
- Conduct independent research in Ancient Greek literature, using appropriate scholarly sources including reference works and commentaries;
- Comment confidently on thematic and stylistic points of interest in the reading of unadapted Ancient Greek texts.

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