Postgraduate Course: Intermediate Greek (PG) 1 (PGHC11269)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The main objective of Intermediate Greek is to advance the student's knowledge of the Classical Greek language and, building on Elementary Greek 1 and 2, to continue to develop the ability to read independently in Classical Greek with linguistic and literary understanding.
The aim of this course is to consolidate and build on the elementary Greek attained by the students (either at Edinburgh or elsewhere), and to bring the students to the stage at which they will be able, by the end of the course, to read Greek more independently. Students will read one prose and one verse author (5 weeks for each author) in Greek, in a range of lectures and translation classes. In tutorials the students will consolidate their syntactical and linguistic knowledge with quizzes, prose composition, and literary exercises.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There will be weekly exercises (20%), one essay (40%), and an examination consisting of one two-hour paper at the end of the semester (40%).
The examination consists of one paper, consisting of three equal parts:
1. unseen translation.
2. a passage from the verse set text for translation
3. a passage from the prose set text for translation
Class work (60%). This is made up of two equal components:
1. Tutorial work (best 7 out of 8 exercises and best 7 out of 8 tests) (20%)
2. An end of term essay on one of the set texts (2000-2500 words) (40%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, that they have read and understood the set texts of the semester and developed skills in reading independently;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, a sound knowledge and understanding of these texts in their literary (and historical and intellectual) context; and of the scholarly literature dealing with them;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an adequate acquaintance with Greek grammar and vocabulary to read and translate passages of moderate difficulty without a dictionary, or to translate simple English passages into Greek;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, the ability to identify and assess bibliography both in English and other modern European languages;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, the ability to develop and sustain independent scholarly argument by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence considered in the course.
|Denniston, J.D. (1954) The Greek Particles, 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
Probert, P. (2003) A New Short Guide to the Accentuation of Ancient Greek, London
Smyth, H.W. (1979) Greek Grammar, Cambridge, Mass.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with Greek 1C (GREE08005)
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||4 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s).
|Course organiser||Dr Calum MacIver
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
|Course secretary||Mr Jonathan Donnelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782