Undergraduate Course: Greek 2A (GREE08007)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The main objective of Greek 2A 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 first year Greek.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Greek 1B (GREE08004) OR
Greek 1D (GREE08006)
||Other requirements|| Or at the course organiser's discretion.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 35,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
2,000-2,500 word Essay (20%)
Unseen translation (20%)
Class test (40%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework; in the case of tutorial exercises, this will be within days of handing in the work. There is further scope for discussion of feedback with the Course Organiser, Lecturers, Instructors or Tutors in lectures, tutorials, office hours, or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a wider and deeper knowledge of the structure and idiom of the Greek language, more advanced than their experience in 1c/d or 1a/b;
- locate works of Greek literature in their literary, social, historical, and intellectual contexts;
- analyse and pass informed critical judgement on specific works and passages;
- 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
|Keywords||Greek 2A / Intermediate Classical Greek
|Course organiser||Dr Calum MacIver
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
|Course secretary||Miss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 2501