GRE101: Classical Greek I (Introductory)


GRE101: Classical Greek I (Introductory)

Key details

Accredited towardsDiploma of Classical Languages
Unit typeCore unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
Offered inSemester 1
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This unit is designed for beginners and requires no previous knowledge of a foreign language or of English Grammar. The grammatical concepts and categories of the Greek language encountered during this unit are fully explained within the unit itself. Students study Classical Greek (c.500 – c.300 BC) focussing on Attic, the dialect of Ancient Athens. Material from other periods (e.g. the Septuagint or the New Testament) may also be introduced for illustration.


Learning outcomes

On completion of the unit students will have:

  1. A full knowledge of the Greek alphabet and a basic understanding of the pronunciation of Classical Greek.
  2. An understanding of the fundamental concepts of Greek grammar.
  3. Knowledge of the Greek vocabulary and grammar, including syntax, appropriate to this level.
  4. The ability to translate simple texts from Greek to English and vice versa.
  5. The ability to participate effectively and confidently in group work and practical exercises in tutorials.



Interested in other Greek units?

GRE101: Classical Greek I
GRE102: Classical Greek II
GRE201: Classical Greek III
GRE202: Classical Greek IV
GRE301: The Main Themes of Greek Literature
GRE302: The Genres of Greek Literature



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