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AHIS1110 – Ancient Greek A

2022 – Session 1, Special circumstances

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
Unit is offered in OUA as AHIX1110
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.

Important Academic Dates

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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

Late Assessment Penalty

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.

 

Moderation

Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Translation 50% No 23:59, Sunday, weekly
Quizzes 10% No 23:59, Sunday, 05/06/2022
Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance 40% No 23:59, Sunday, 05/06/2022

Translation

Assessment Type 1: Translation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 23:59, Sunday, weekly
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: 23:59, Sunday, 05/06/2022
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: 23:59, Sunday, 05/06/2022
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 Writing Centre 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.c om/. Delivery: If COVID-19 restrictions permit, face to face classes will be offered for internal students. All classes will be recorded through the ECHO system, with access through the unit's ilearn page. Live classes may be attended by students in flexible or fully online mode via a live zoom link (and 'weekday attendance' students if they can not make a class).  If live classes are not possible, classes will be recorded and published in the ECHO system.

Details about class times and rooms may be found through the Macquarie University Timetables link.

Unit Schedule

CLASSWORK OVERVIEW

[‘Lesson’ = chapter in textbook]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weeks

Lesson

Key Grammar

Vocabulary

Exercises

Readings

 

 

1

Introduction

Alphabet p.1

Grammar Outline 15-18

 

A p. 2 B p.6 C p.10

p. 11-12

p. 19

 

 

2-3

I

Verbs: Present Indicative Active & Middle-Passive

Present Infinitives

Nouns: 1st & 2nd Declensions

Definite Article

 

p.24-5 p.33

 

A p.26

B p.37-40

 

p.40-41

 

 

4-5

II

Verbs: Imperfect Indicative Active

& M-P

Verb To Be

Adjectives

Relative Pronoun

 

 

p.53-4

 

A p.46-47 B p.55-58

 

p.58-61

 

 

 

6-7

 

III

Verbs: Future Indicative Active & Middle

Future Infinitive

Principal Parts

1st declension nouns (more)

Demonstrative Pronouns/Adjectives

 

 

p.65-6

p. 71-2

 

A p. 66-7

B p. 74-8

 

p.78-81

 

 

 

8-9

 

IV

Verbs: Aorist Indicative  Active & Middle

Infinitives

verb to say

compound verbs

indirect statements

 

p.89 p.98-100

 

A p.86, 88-9 B p.92-3

C p.95-97

 

p.100-102

 

 

10-11

V

Nouns: 3rd declension

p.110-112

A p.107-9 B p.114-6

p.116-9

 

 

 

12-13

 

VI

 

Adjectives: 3rd declension

Syntax: result clauses, temporal & causal clauses; conditions

 

p.123-4

 

A p.125-6 B p.129

 

p.129-33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is not work for submission.

This is a plan of the grammar and exercises we will be covering in class.

 

 

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