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Undergraduate Course: Greek Language (A) (GREE10009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is for students in their third (Junior Honours) year. It aims to develop advanced language skills through regular unseen translation from Greek into English and through study of two of the following topics: Greek prose; Greek rhetoric; Greek metre; Greek textual criticism.
Course description The course further develops the skills that students will normally have acquired by taking the Greek Sub-Honours courses over two years. Students practise their translation skills by regular unseen translation from a variety of prose and verse authors. The other topics taught will alternate between translation practice from English into Greek prose, and study of rhetorical techniques in a range of oratorical Greek texts, in one year, and Greek scansion and metre, and the textual criticism of a Greek verse author, in the next.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Greek 2A (GREE08007) AND Greek 2B (GREE08008)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAdvanced-level ability in Greek language and literature, equivalent to two years' study at the University of Edinburgh (if uncertain, consult the course organiser).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  13
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 161 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One (3-hour) Degree Exam - 100%.
Feedback Feedback will be given throughout both semesters, in the form of written feedback on language exercises and unseens. Students can discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Greek Language (A)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. demonstrate in the final examination and class work that they can translate into good English a range of unseen Greek texts, both prose and verse, with a high degree of fluency and accuracy;
  2. 2. demonstrate in the final examination and class work that they have achieved competence in particular skills-based topics in Greek language;
  3. 3. demonstrate in the final examination and class work that they have improved their linguistic abilities in general, their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
Reading List
Denniston, J.D. (1952) Greek prose Style, Oxford.
Denniston, J.D. (1954) The Greek Particles, Oxford
Dover, K. J. (1997) The evolution of Greek prose style, Oxford
Goodwin, W.W. (1965 repr. from 1875) Syntax of the Greek Moods and Tenses (Walton-on-Thames)
Goodwin, W. W. (1997 repr. from 1894) Greek Grammar, Walton-on-Thames
Ku¿hner, R, Gerth, B. Ausfu¿hrliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache II (Hanover, 1898-1904)
P.Maas, Textual Criticism (Oxford, 1958)
Probert, P. (2003) A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, London
L.D.Reynolds and N.G.Wilson, Scribes and Scholars, ed. 3 (Oxford, 1991)
Smyth, H.W. (1979) Greek Grammar, Cambridge, Mass.
M.L.West, Textual Criticism and Editorial Technique (Stuttgart, 1973)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
KeywordsGreek Language (A)
Course organiserDr Calum Maciver
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Course secretaryMs Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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