GRE201: Classical Greek III (Intermediate)

Key details

Unit typeElective unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
PrerequisitesSee below
Offered inSemester 1
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The unit offers a deeper study of Greek morphology and syntax, and introduces students to the study of the texts of classical authors. It involves the close reading of excerpts from classical works of Greek prose and/or poetry, and practice in Greek composition. Through the examination of excerpts from the works of classical authors students gradually develop an understanding of the semantics and pragmatics of Classical Greek; an appreciation of the connection between syntax and semantics (i.e. structure and meaning) and of the problems involved in ‘translating’ texts from one linguistic-cultural context to another. Students are also introduced to the study of Greek prosody and the metric reading of Greek poetry.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this unit will enable students to:

a) Demonstrate an ability to translate syntactically complex texts (including the translation of unseen texts) from Greek and vice-versa.
b) Demonstrate an understanding of Greek prosody and be able to read Greek poetry metrically.
c) Develop an understanding of the evolution of the Greek language in relation to the development of the Greek literary tradition.
d) Effectively and confidently participate in group work and practical exercises in tutorials and to contribute with clarity and coherence.

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