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Unit convenor and teaching staff
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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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Details are provided in the unit's ilearn page
|Translation||50%||No||Midnight Sunday (end of the relevant week)|
|Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance||40%||No||Midnight Sunday end of week 13|
|Quizzes||10%||No||Midnight Sunday end of week 13|
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.
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.
Short quizzes on the vocabulary and grammar covered in the course.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
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.
The unit's schedule is detailed in the unit's ilearn page.
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Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook