Undergraduate Course: Greek 1HB (GREE10018)
|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||This Honours course develops near-beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Greek and their skill in reading original Greek texts.
Ancient Greek is the language in which many of the basic concepts underlying Western society to this day found expression for the first time, and Greek culture and thought are at the root of many strands of modern thinking in Europe and beyond. This course will advance near-beginners' knowledge of the morphology and syntax of Classical Greek and their skill in reading original Greek texts. Students taking Greek 1Hb will attend class with Greek 1B, but will be required in addition to produce an assignment that conforms in length and quality to other honours course requirements. This assignment uses their developing linguistic knowledge to deepen their understanding of their main degree subject, whether that is Classical Literature, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. The assignment will thus be one that combines language skills with the other skills acquired during the degree, the one reinforcing and developing the other.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Greek 1Ha (GREE10017)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Greek 1B (GREE08004)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| 1 course text.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Weekly tutorial exercises (30%)
Supplementary coursework (10%)
Two hour exam (60%)
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate a good understanding of the essentials and the more advanced aspects of Greek morphology and syntax;
- demonstrate an increasing fluency in translating and understanding Greek literary texts, both seen and unseen;
- demonstrate a basic understanding of literary critical issues in Greek texts;
- apply these skills to deepen their understanding of the ancient world;
- improve their linguistic abilities in general, and their analytical skills, and their literary appreciation.
|Balme, M., and G. Lawall, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Oxford (2nd edition, 2004).|
Campbell, M. Classical Greek Prose: A Basic Vocabulary, Bristol.
Morwood, J., Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek, Oxford.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students of Greek 1HB will attend class with students of Greek 1B, but will be required in addition to produce an assignment which conforms to the requirements of other honours classes. This assignment uses their developing linguistic knowledge to deepen their understanding of their main degree subject, whether that is Classical Literature, Ancient History or Classical Archaeology. The assignment will thus be one that combines language skills with the other skills acquired during the degree, the one reinforcing and developing the other.
|Keywords||Greek 1Hb / Elementary Classical Greek
|Course organiser||Dr Benjamin Harriman
Tel: (0131 6)50 9110
|Course secretary||Miss Katherine Perry