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Level 6

6AACGK02 Greek Language 2 for Graduate Diploma

Credit value: 30
Module convenor/tutor 2018/19Dr Akrivi Taousiani & Federica Scicolone
Module convenor 2019/20: TBC (sem 1) and Dr Akrivi Taousiani (Sem 2)

Teaching pattern: 60 x 1-hour of small group seminar teaching (3 x 1-hour seminars weekly)
Availability: Please see module list for relevant year
Assessment: 2 x 50-minute in-class tests (10% each); 1 x 3-hour exam (80%); 1x grammatical commentary (1,000 words). The grammatical commentary will not count towards your final grade, but you are required to attain a pass mark.

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

Pre-requisites: At least one year's study of Classical Greek

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 module is only open to Department of Classics Graduate Diploma students who are at the appropriate language level.

If you already have some experience of studying Classical Greek (normally one year of study), this module will enhance considerably your understanding of Greek grammar, syntax and vocabulary and will improve your ability to translate Greek into good English.

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

Students who will be taking this course should purchase the following two volumes in advance. Both books are readily available from online retailers, as well as in good bookshops. You are strongly advised to purchase them before the beginning of term, as these books are widely used as coursebooks and tend to be in high demand in late September. Be sure to purchase the second edition (2007) of both books.

  • Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary. SECOND EDITION (2007, Joint Association of Classics Teachers, Cambridge University Press) ISBN 978-0-521-69851-1
  • Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises. SECOND EDITION (2007, Joint Association of Classics Teachers, Cambridge University Press). ISBN 978-0-521-69852-8

No other books are required for the course. In particular, you do not need An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greek, which exists in the same format and by the same authors. This is designed for those learning Greek without a teacher, and it is not used on this course.

Suggested introductory reading

This is suggested reading and purchase of this book is not mandatory. Although no other text books are necessary for the course, you may find the following useful:

  • The Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (2001) by J.Morwood, Oxford University Press.
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