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 cover approximately sections 6-14 of the textbook. Students will move beyond the textbook, and learn skills of translating unadapted Greek. They should now be able to read 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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Learning Outcomes:

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

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 Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.

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 offered one-on-one feedback on their mid semester tests.

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