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CL7053 PG Elementary Greek III

Module Organiser: Dr Martine Cuypers
Lecturer: Language instructor
Duration: Semester II (Jan-Apr)
Contact Hours: 11 (1 hour per week)
Weighting: 5 ECTS
Assessment: 20% continuous assessment (grammar and vocabulary quizzes during term) and 80% end of year one-and-a-half-hour written examination (translation).
Pre-requisites: either CL7052 Elementary Greek II or previous experience of Greek (subject to Coordinator’s approval).


Building on previously acquired elementary language skills, this module aims to bring students to an intermediate level of proficiency in the reading of Greek literary and documentary texts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Manage an extensive Greek vocabulary.
  • Recognise and analyse all the main features of Greek grammar and syntax.
  • Translate and analyse extensive sections of original Classical Greek texts.
  • Translate short passages of English prose into Greek with minimum vocabulary aid.
  • Examine texts in their literary and historical contexts.

Working Methods & Requirements:

The module is taught in small groups through two weekly classes in Hilary Term (Semester 2). Attendance and preparation for each class are compulsory.

Last updated 8 September 2017