Undergraduate Course: Greek Language (A) (GREE10009)
|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||Available to all students
|Summary||The course further develops the skills that students will normally have acquired by taking the Greek Sub-Honours courses over two years. It aims to develop advanced language skills through regular unseen translation from Greek into English and through other forms of linguistic study.
The course aims to develop advanced language skills through regular unseen translation from Greek into English and through other forms of linguistic study, such as translation from English to Greek (prose composition) and Greek textual criticism.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Advanced-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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
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)
||Exam: One 3 hour 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)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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. demonstrate in the final examination and class work that they have achieved competence in particular skills-based topics in Greek language;
- 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.
|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
Kühner, R, Gerth, B. Ausführliche 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
||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.
|Keywords||Greek Language (A)
|Course organiser||Dr Benjamin Harriman
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
|Course secretary||Miss Clara Burns
Tel: (0131 6)50 4459