In addition to consolidating intermediate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, this module emphasises close reading and interpretation of Ancient Greek literary texts in their literary and cultural contexts.
This module appears in the following module collections.
Total Contact Hours: 30
Method of assessment
Grammar and Translation Exercises (10-15 in total) – 60%
Essay (2,000 words) – 20%
In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
Indicative Reading List
Ambrose, J. W, A.D. Wooley (1992). Euripides' Helen. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Casey, E., S. Nimis, E. Hayes (2014). Lucian, True History book 1. Dickinson College Commentary
Causey, B. (1995). Euripides' Bacchae. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Macleod, C.W. (2008). Homer Iliad 24. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mastronarde, D. (2002). Euripides: Medea. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rose, G.P. (1995). Plato Republic 1. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Sheets, G.A. (1993). Herodotus Book 1. Bryn Mawr Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing.
Emde Boas, E. van et al. (2019). The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate their knowledge and critical understanding of the principles of Ancient Greek through reading, translation, and use of appropriate translation tools;
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the text(s) within its/their literary and cultural context;
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of problems pertaining to the study of ancient texts, including questions of authorship, genre, and theme;
Apply their knowledge of Greek grammar and semantics to their interpretation(s) of the text(s).
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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