2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CLAS3835 Advanced Ancient Greek
20 creditsClass Size: 12
Module manager: Roger Brock
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsGCSE Ancient Greek or equivalent; or CLAS1200/2200 Intermediate Ancient Greek
Students who have AS-level, A-level, or equivalent in Ancient Greek may NOT take this module
Module replacesCLAS3050 Advanced Ancient Language
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryIn this module you will complete your study of Ancient Greek grammar. One of the main motivations for learning Ancient Greek is to be able to read and appreciate literary texts. The Hellenic literary tradition offers some of the most influential World Literature, appreciated for centuries in both the original and in translations.The module will begin with grammar tuition, following directly on from Intermediate level, to develop the required level of competence for reading Ancient Greek texts in unadapted form, just as the authors wrote them. Through supported reading classes in first prose and then verse you will be guided on how to use your grammatical knowledge to create your own translations of selected authors. You will be introduced to using both grammatical and literary commentaries and trained on how to study texts independently by using scholarly editions appropriately at this level. In this way you will learn how to be an independent reader of original Greek and how to develop your appreciation of various genres and styles of classical literature.
ObjectivesThe module has three objectives: to complete the main grammatical syllabus in ancient Greek, to translate and read unadapted ancient Greek texts in prose and verse and to comment on the literary and stylistic features of the selected authors.
On completion of this module:
1. students will have covered the main grammatical syllabus in ancient Greek;
2. they will be able to read an unadapted ancient Greek prose text;
3. they will be able to read an unadapted ancient Greek verse text;
4. they will be able to comment on the literary and stylistic features of the selected authors.
Ancient Greek linguistic skills, including grammar, translation, and textual interpretation.
After an introduction to the chosen authors, the module will complete the core grammatical syllabus, following on from Intermediate level. This will include subjunctives, optatives, purpose clauses, result clauses, indirect questions and conditionals. After an introductory literary session on the development and uses of prose texts in Graeco-Roman culture, a single ancient Greek prose text will be read. After an introductory literary session on the development and uses of verse texts in Graeco-Roman culture, a single ancient Greek verse text will be read.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||174.00|
|Total Contact hours||26.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study26 classes x 3 hours preparation for each class: 78 hours
26 classes x 1 hour consolidation for each class: 26
General reading on Graeco-Roman genres: 10 hours
Introductory reading on specific prose and verse authors: 10 hours
preparation of Prose Coursework (translation and comment): 25 hours
preparation of Verse Coursework (translation and comment): 25 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackWeekly small-group teaching of language group; semester 1 coursework. Academic Office Hours.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||Prose translation and commentary||50.00|
|Assignment||Verse translation and commentary||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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