GRE101 - Classical Greek I (Introductory)
This subject is designed for beginners and those who have not completed HSC Ancient Greek. The course requires no previous knowledge of a foreign language and/or of English Grammar. The grammatical concepts and categories of the Classical Greek language, encountered during the course, are explained and related to those of the English language so that students can develop a clear frame of reference. The course introduces the student to Classical Greek phonetics, morphology, composition and vocabulary through the translation from and into Greek of simple, often made-up, sentences, and the reading and translation of abridged passages adapted from Greek literature in order to meet the linguistic experience and competence of students. The course is preceded by an introduction regarding the linguistic evolution of Greek from early documentary evidence in the Mycenaean tablets until the development of the Ancient Greek Literary Tradition with the writing of the Homeric poems in the VIII century B.C.
GRE102 - Classical Greek II (introductory)
GRE102 builds on the basic knowledge acquired in GRE101. It advances and completes the understanding of Greek morphology and introduces fundamental notions of Greek syntax. The grammatical knowledge of the language is reinforced through the translation of sentences and passages from and into Greek, while reading skills are further developed through the reading of excerpts of adapted prose and verse texts of classical authors such as Homer, Herodotus, Xenophon & Plutarch.
GRE201 - Classical Greek III (Intermediate)
GRE201 introduces students to the study of Greek syntax through the study of the texts of classical authors. It is an intermediate course and presupposes a sound knowledge of classical Greek morphology. Through the examination of excerpts from the works of classical authors the student gradually develops an understanding of the semantics and pragmatics of classical Greek and an appreciation of the strong connection between syntax and semantics (i.e. structure and meaning). Students are also introduced to the study of Greek prosody and to the metric reading of Greek poetry.
During the course, students engage in the reading and translation of (often adapted) excerpts from the works of Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and Demosthenes.