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Level 6

6AACGK03 Greek Language 3 for Graduate Diploma

Credit value: 30
Module convenor/tutor 2019/20:  Dr Daniel Hadas (Semester 1) and Dr Akrivi Taousiani (Semester 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: Classical 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 module is only open to Department of Classics Graduate Diploma students who are at the appropriate language level.

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

Suggested introductory 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:

See further the page on Language Resources.

This is suggested reading and purchase of these books is not mandatory.

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