Intermediate Greek 1 - CLAS7550

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Nicolo Benzi checkmark-circle


The module focuses on solidifying students' knowledge of Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary through exercises and by reading texts in the original. Students will participate in the close reading and interpretation of Greek literary texts through translation. This enhances their understanding of the key themes and ideas in the text.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30
Total Private Study Hours: 120
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, Translation, and Interpretation Exercise

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Carey, C. (2008). Lysias: Selected Speeches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Miller, A.M. (2005). Xenophon's Symposium. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Rose, G. (1989). Plato: Apology. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Scodel, R. (1986). Lysias: Orations 1 and 3. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Hansen, H. and Quinn, G.M. (2006). Greek, an intensive course. New York: Fordham University Press.
Dickey, E. (2016). An Introduction to the Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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

1 Demonstrate their knowledge and critical understanding of Ancient Greek;
2 Demonstrate their developed methodological and critical problem-solving skills in reading and translating Ancient Greek;
3 Demonstrate analytical and critical skills for the study of Ancient Greek literature;
4 Demonstrate an ability to recognise the principles of Greek grammar applied in the text(s) and use translation tools appropriately to solve problems;
5 Demonstrate an awareness of the semantic range of individual Ancient Greek words in context.

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

1 Apply their knowledge and skills to initiate critical analysis of new information and make sound judgments about its meaning;
2 Reflect on the limits of their knowledge and how this influences their performance, and self-diagnose where remedial work is necessary;
3 Develop lines of argument based on a critical analysis of the sources;
4 Effectively and coherently communicate in a variety of forms.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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