Postgraduate Course: Intermediate Greek (PG) 2 (PGHC11270)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed for the many postgraduate students who arrive with skills in the ancient languages above those of a beginner, but not yet sufficient to read Greek literature wholly independently (typically those with one or two years of the language at university, or A-level or equivalent). The course consists of reading and language classes with linguistically based tutorials on subjects including prose composition and metre. The aim is to improve the Greek skills of those intending to undertake doctoral research in Edinburgh or elsewhere.
The aim of this course is to consolidate and build on the elementary Greek attained by the students (either at Edinburgh or elsewhere), to build on Intermediate Greek 1, 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2000-2500 word scholarly essay on one of the set texts (40%)
Continuous assessment of tutorial work (20%)
2-hour exam focused on translation (40%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- read and understand the set texts of the semester and develop skills in reading independently;
- demonstrate 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 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;
- identify and assess bibliography both in English and other modern European languages;
- 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
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
|Course secretary||Miss Danielle Jeffery
Tel: (0131 6)50 7128