GRK10100 Greek Language II

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is the second stage of a beginners' course in ancient Greek. The textbook is Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press). Students read adapted Greek; learn vocabulary, grammar, and syntax; and do language exercises. The module will begin at approximately sections 6 of the textbook, and students will move beyond the textbook, and learn skills of translating unadapted Greek, looking at both Greek prose and verse texts. The module also provides an introduction to ancient Greek culture, especially 5th- and 4th-century Athens.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
* manage a working Greek vocabulary
* recognise all basic Greek grammar, and the main syntactical constructions;
* apply knowledge to translate passages of adapted and unadapted Greek, both prepared and unprepared;
* solve advanced grammatical transformation exercises;

Indicative Module Content:

The module consists of an advanced introduction to the ancient Greek language, covering approximately chapters 6-14 of Reading Greek.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Translation of passages of adapted and unadapted Greek, supplemented by close analysis of grammar and sentence structure. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students taking this module should have studied Greek for at least one semester, e.g. passing GRK10090 Greek Language I.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
GRC40230 - Beginners' Greek for Grads 2, GRK10110 - Ancient Greek Language Begin 1, GRK10120 - Ancient Greek Language Begin 2

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Exam (In-person): In-class test (50 minutes) on translation, grammar, and syntax. Week 4 Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): In-class test (50 minutes) on on translation, grammar, and syntax Week 8 Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): One-hour exam on translation, grammar, and syntax. Week 14 Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Quizzes/Short Exercises: Two continuous assessment assignments. Week 6, Week 10 Standard conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will be provided with written feedback through Brightspace on all in-semester class tests and assignments.

The course textbook is "Reading Greek", Cambridge University Press.