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AHIS1110 – Ancient Greek A

2021 – Session 1, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Ian Plant
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
AHIX1100
Unit description Unit description

This unit aims to help students develop the skills necessary to read original texts in Ancient Greek. Both literary Greek and inscriptions will be studied. No previous language study or knowledge of Ancient Greek is expected. By the end of the unit students should be able to read simple passages in Greek; should have a sound knowledge of the vocabulary of the texts studied; and should have acquired sufficient mastery of their grammar and vocabulary to understand simple texts.

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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 at elementary level; c) Recognize and memorize foundational Greek vocabulary.
  • ULO2: Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  • ULO3: Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Greek texts
  • ULO4: Explore the significance of Greek language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.

General Assessment Information

Details are provided in the unit's ilearn page

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Translation 50% No Midnight Sunday (end of the relevant week)
Quizzes 10% No Sunday midnight end of Week 13
Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance 40% No Midnight Sunday end of week 13

Translation

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: Midnight Sunday (end of the relevant week)
Weighting: 50%

Short weekly exercises to practise vocabulary, grammar and syntax 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 the ones identified 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 at elementary level; c) Recognize and memorize foundational Greek vocabulary.
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Greek texts

Quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 6 hours
Due: Sunday midnight end of Week 13
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 at elementary level; c) Recognize and memorize foundational Greek vocabulary.

Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance

Assessment Type 1: Problem set
Indicative Time on Task 2: 24 hours
Due: Midnight Sunday end of week 13
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 at elementary level; c) Recognize and memorize foundational Greek vocabulary.
  • Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  • Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Greek texts
  • Explore the significance of Greek language for 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

Textbook: C.A.E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek. Second Edition, revised by C.A.E. Luschnig and Deborah Mitchell. Hackett Publishing, Indianapolis/Cambridge, 2007. Available in e-copy and paperback (ISBN 978-0-87220-889-6). You will need this book for each class.

It is important for you to have a copy of the textbook: each class will work through the grammar and exercises in the book.

The textbook is supported by a website prepared by the book's authors:  http://worldwidegreek.com/.

For delivery see the unit ilearn page.

If COVID-19 restrictions permit, live classes will be offered for internal students (and recorded for external students). If this is not possible, classes will be recorded and provided through the ECHO system, with access through the unit's ilearn page.

Unit Schedule

The  unit's schedule is detailed in the unit's ilearn page.

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