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Level 4

4AACGK03 Greek Language 3

Credit value: 30
Module convenor/tutor 2018/19: Dr Daniel Hadas
Module convenor/tutor 2019/20: Dr Daniel Hadas
Teaching pattern: 60 x 1-hour seminars (3 x 1-hour seminars weekly)

Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 2 x 1-hour in-class tests (10% each); 1 x 3-hour end of the year examination (80%)

Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessments by 1 x 3-hour examination (100%)

Prerequisites: Greek at A-level or equivalent

The modules offered in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand: there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary between years.

This class aims to provide students with Greek A-level or equivalent consolidated and expanded knowledge of Greek grammar and syntax, and extensive practice in reading unadapted Greek texts.

You are expected to attend all classes. Preparation and consolidation in your own time is essential, and time spent learning grammar and vocabulary is just as important as completing written exercises. As an approximate guide, students on this course should expect to spend at least 6-8 hours a week in private study and preparation, in addition to the scheduled class hours.

Core reading

This class does not use a specific textbook. A selection of readings will be provided by the course teacher. You should however aim to have at hand:

  • A good book on Greek grammar, e.g., D. J. Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London 1993); H. W. Smyth, Greek Grammar   (note online version available:; A.J.Taylor, Chambers English Grammar (1990)
  • A good Greek/English dictionary, such as An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford). 
  • You must also use the online version of Liddell, Scott, Jones's full Greek-English lexicon, available on Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG), which should be accessed via the Library Services Classics Subject Guide.

See further the page on Language Resources.

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