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Semester 1

Greek 2a Ex-Beginners (GREE08009)







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Visiting Students must have taken at least two semester-long courses in Greek and achieved grade B or above. Visiting Students must request to enrol via the Visiting Student Office in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Please note that this course may incur additional costs for set texts.

Course Summary

The course advances students' knowledge of Classical Greek language and literature, and develops the ability to read Classical Greek literature independently with a linguistic and literary understanding of the original texts. The course is particularly designed for those who have previously taken an accelerated beginners' course.

Course Description

This is predominantly a reading class with the aim of improving the linguistic ability of the students and developing their interpretative abilities. The course typically examines two set texts (or one longer one) in the semester. Typically two classes each week are devoted to reading and literary interpretation, while the third may be a class on a linguistic theme or a subject related to the set texts. In addition, there is a linguistically-based tutorial once a week, principally for consolidation of grammar, accidence, metre, and similar topics. While the course focuses mainly on linguistic improvement, the students will also study the literary, historical, and intellectual relevance of the text(s) and become acquainted with current scholarship on the subject.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 0%

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