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AHIS2110 – Ancient Greek B

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Paul McKechnie
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Arts Precinct Level 1
Open door policy
Lecturer
Trevor Evans
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Arts Precinct Level 1
By appointment
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
AHIS108 or AHIS1110 or AHIS208 or AHST205
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit aims to help students develop their knowledge of Ancient Greek language. It is designed for students who have already studied one semester of Ancient Greek. The unit completes the systematic introduction to the grammar and vocabulary of Ancient Greek. The unit aims to help students build skills in reading original Ancient Greek literary and documentary texts, such as inscriptions, and understand the significance of Ancient Greek in the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: a) Recognize and recall Greek script and phonetic structure; b) Identify and recall Greek grammatical structures; c) Recognize and memorize key Greek vocabulary.
  • ULO2: (a) Apply the grammar required for the translation of Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  • ULO3: (a) Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing Greek texts
  • ULO4: (a) Explore the significance of Ancient Greek in the study of relevant ancient cultures.

General Assessment Information

How to submit your work Written work must be submitted through Turnitin in the iLearn website for the unit.

Extensions Please submit your work on time If you want an extension you must apply for special consideration (https://students.mq.edu.au/ study/my-study-program/special-consideration). Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.

Results Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent.

For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.  

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Translation Exercises 50% No 23:59 01/08/2021 and 11 more (no room to record)
Online quizzes 10% No 23:59 5/11/2021
Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance 40% No 23:59 5/11/2021

Translation Exercises

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 23:59 01/08/2021 and 11 more (no room to record)
Weighting: 50%

 

Short weekly exercises to practise vocabulary, grammar and syntax knowledge and the application of that knowledge. The exercises come directly from the unit textbook or are modified versions of exercises from the textbook. There is a separate schedule of the exercises for assessment on the unit's website. Some require translation from Ancient Greek, some into Ancient Greek. You do not need to submit all the exercises in the textbook--just answer the questions listed in the assessment schedule.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • a) Recognize and recall Greek script and phonetic structure; b) Identify and recall Greek grammatical structures; c) Recognize and memorize key Greek vocabulary.
  • (a) Apply the grammar required for the translation of Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  • (a) Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing Greek texts
  • (a) Explore the significance of Ancient Greek in the study of relevant ancient cultures.

Online quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 6 hours
Due: 23:59 5/11/2021
Weighting: 10%

 

Short quizzes on the vocabulary and grammar covered in the course

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • a) Recognize and recall Greek script and phonetic structure; b) Identify and recall Greek grammatical structures; c) Recognize and memorize key Greek vocabulary.

Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 24 hours
Due: 23:59 5/11/2021
Weighting: 40%

 

This will examine knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Students will be asked to complete a variety of language-based problems including translation from Ancient Greek, translation into Ancient Greek, grammatical analysis and the critical study of the language and significance of an ancient text.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • a) Recognize and recall Greek script and phonetic structure; b) Identify and recall Greek grammatical structures; c) Recognize and memorize key Greek vocabulary.
  • (a) Apply the grammar required for the translation of Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  • (a) Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing Greek texts
  • (a) Explore the significance of Ancient Greek in the study of relevant ancient cultures.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Classes 2021

Lectures: Mondays 11.00 to 12.00 online (these will be recorded in Echo360: listen when it suits you).

Seminars:         Monday 12.00 to 1.00 25WW A204

                         Tuesday 4.00 to 5.00 25WW A211

                           If the lockdown is still in force as of 26 July 2021,these seminars will be done as Zoom meetings, with recordings available afterwards in Echo360.

iLearn

The unit's webpage may be accessed via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/. Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient. - For technical support go to: http://mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/informatics/ help - For student quick guides on the use of iLearn go to: http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/g uides.htm

Textbook:

This unit uses a textbook which is essential for classwork and weekly exercises: C.A.E. Luschnig, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig & Deborah Mitchell, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach. Second Edition (Hackett: Indianapolis & Cambridge, 2007). This is available from the Booktopia in book form and in electronic copy via Multisearch. Please note that the second edition is substantially different from the first edition.

Unit Schedule

AHIS2110 Schedule for Lessons and Lectures

Week

 

Lesson

Key Grammar

1

VII

Participles: Present, Future, Aorist Active,

Middle & Passive

2

VII

 

 

VIII

Participles: Present, Future, Aorist Active,

Middle & Passive

 

Pronouns: Interrogative, Indefinite, Relative, Reciprocal.

3

VIII

Verbs: Perfect Active

4

IX

Pronouns: Personal and Reflexive

Possessive Adjectives

5

IX

Perfect Middle-Passive

6

X

Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs

Aorist Passive, Future Passive

7

XI

Contracted Verbs

8

XI

Contracted Verbs

9

XII

Verbs in -μι

10

XII

Verbs in -μι

11

XIII

Subjunctive mood

12

XIII

Optative mood

Sequence of moods and dependent clauses

13

XIV

Imperative

Vocative

Verbs in -τέος and -τέον

This schedule follows the textbook for this unit.

C.A.E. Luschnig, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig & Deborah Mitchell, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach Second Edition (Hackett: Indianapolis & Cambridge, 2007).

Classes 2021

Lectures: Mondays 11.00 to 12.00 online (these will be recorded: listen when it suits you).

Seminars:         Monday 12.00 to 1.00 25WW A204

                         Tuesday 4.00 to 5.00 25WW A211

                           If the lockdown is still in force as of 26 July 2021,these seminars will be done as Zoom meetings, with recordings available afterwards in Echo360.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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