GRE101: Classical Greek I (Introductory)

Key details

Unit typeElective unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
Offered inSemester 1
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This unit of study is designed for beginners. It provides the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture and history. It requires no previous knowledge of a foreign language or the formal study of English grammar. The grammatical concepts and categories of the classical Greek language encountered during the course are explained. The unit 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 passages adapted from Greek literature in order to meet the linguistic experience and competence of students.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this unit will enable students to:

a) Demonstrate an understanding of the problems connected with the study of ancient languages (e.g.: pronunciation and translation).
b) Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the phonetics and basic morphology of the language in particular the function of the case system, the declensions of nouns and the conjugations of the verb.
c) Translate simple texts from Greek into English & vice-versa; and have acquired a satisfactory amount of Classical Greek vocabulary.
d) Effectively and confidently participate in group work and practical exercises in tutorials and to contribute with clarity and coherence.

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