Undergraduate Course: Greek 2Hb (GREE10028)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The main objective of Greek 2HB is to advance further the student's knowledge of the Classical Greek language and to develop the ability to read independently in Classical Greek with linguistic and literary understanding.
This course will focus on Greek grammar and syntax, unseen translation from Greek to English, and reading and interpretation of prescribed prose and verse texts. In lectures attention is paid to linguistic and literary aspects of the texts, to cultural and historical contexts, and to generic affiliations. In tutorials attention is paid to the honing of students' expertise in the reading and writing of Greek, and in literary and textual criticism to a more advanced level than Greek 1HA, 1HB and 2HA.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework: c. 2,500 word essay at the end of the teaching term (30%), and tutorial work throughout the teaching term (20%)
Exam: one 2 hour paper (50%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Greek language, more advanced than their experience in Greek 1HA, Greek 1HB, and/or Greek 2HA;
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations an enhanced ability to locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
- demonstrate in coursework and examinations an ability to analyze and pass informed critical judgment on specific works and passages;
- demonstrate especially in their coursework essay an ability to locate and use relevant forms of primary and secondary evidence in building up a coherent and relevant argument.
|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
||Students taking this class for honours credit will be required to produce an essay which conforms to Honours class standards, in length, quality and bibliography.
|Keywords||Greek 2 Hb / Intermediate Classical Greek
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
|Course secretary||Miss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501