Classical Greek


Classical Greek

Classical Greek is offered at Campion College as part of the Diploma of Classical Languages.

Individuals who do not wish to enrol in a full course may enrol in single units as a non-award (for academic credit) or auditing student.


For those studying the Diploma, no previous study is assumed for beginners. In the introductory and intermediate units, students cover all the aspects of grammar and vocabulary that are required to enable them to read Classical texts in the original language in the advanced units. Authors include: Homer, Herodotus, Plato and the Athenian dramatists.


Greek units on offer

GRE101: Classical Greek I (Introductory)
This unit introduces students to the grammatical concepts and categories of the Greek language.

GRE102: Classical Greek II (Introductory)
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRE101. Students continue the study of Greek grammar and syntax.

GRE201: Classical Greek III (Intermediate)
This unit consolidates and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous units. Students study more advanced Greek grammar.

GRE202: Classical Greek IV (Intermediate)
Students are guided to apply their knowledge acquired throughout the course in the reading of longer extracts from Greek authors of prose and/or verse.

GRE301: The Main Themes of Greek Literature
In this unit students study a number of works of Greek literature. The choice of texts is designed to give examples of some of the themes exploited by Greek authors.

GRE302: The Genres of Greek Literature
This unit is based on the advanced study of selected genres of Greek Literature, such as epic poetry, choral and/or monodic lyric, tragedy, comedy and rhetoric.


Please note that units must be studied sequentially given prerequisite requirements.

Pre req: GRE101
Pre req: GRE102
Pre req: GRE201
Pre req: GRE202
Pre req: GRE202