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Ancient Greek I & II

Ancient Greek I introduces students with no previous knowledge of Greek to the basics of the ancient Greek language. The content of the course includes: the Greek alphabet, declension of nouns, verbs in the present, future, aorist and imperfect tenses.

Ancient Greek II is meant to function as a continuing introduction to the ancient Greek language. The content of the course includes: irregular nouns and verbs, the uses of participles and infinitives. Students will read some basic passages of ancient Greek, including some passages of biblical Greek.

Ancient Greek III and IV

These are more advanced modules, for students who have completed Ancient Greek I & II, or are already able to read Greek. In these modules, students study texts of a more advanced nature, including some Homeric verse, Attic oratory and drama.

Reading Greek (intermediate)

This module is designed for students who have covered all the grammar and syntax of the Greek language (taught in levels I-IV) and who need to develop their ability to read Greek texts in the original. The focus of the course will be on translating and interpreting selected Greek authors (e.g. Antiphon, Aristophanes, Plato and Sophocles).

Reading Greek (advanced)

This module is designed for students who have some experience of reading Greek texts in the original, but who need to develop this further. The focus of the course will be on translating and interpreting selected Greek authors (e.g. Aeschylus, Apollonius Rhodius, Herodotus and Thucydides).

Number of credits per 12 week programme: 10 credits at Foundation Level.

Teaching methods

The courses are assessed by coursework.

Entry requirements

Ancient Greek I: There are no entry requirements. For beginners

Ancient Greek II: You are required to have completed Greek I or equivalent knowledge required.

Ancient Greek III: You are required to have completed Greek I & II or equivalent knowledge required.

Ancient Greek IV: You are required to have completed Greek I-III or equivalent knowledge required.

Enrolment

For further information on costs, registration and enrolment, visit the Languages for All page.

Course duration: Part-time

Course convener: Dr Fiona McHardy