Undergraduate Course: Greek Language (B) (GREE10010)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is for students in their fourth (Senior 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.
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)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Greek Language (A) (GREE10009)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One (3-hour) Degree Exam paper - 100%.
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Greek Language (B)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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;
- demonstrate in the final examination and class work that they have achieved competence in particular skills-based topics in Greek language;
- demonstrate in the final examination and class work that they have improved their linguistic abilities in general, their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
|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)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Greek Language (B)
|Course organiser||Dr Calum Maciver
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
|Course secretary||Ms Amanda Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501
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