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CL1253 Reading Greek Texts

Independent study of original texts of limited difficulty with the aid of e-learning tools and a single contact hour to address difficulties and questions. Building on previously acquired elementary language skills, this module aims to consolidate grammar and syntax and to bring students to an intermediate level of proficiency in the reading of Greek literary texts.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Dr Martine Cuypers
  • Duration:
    • One term (Jan - Apr)
  • Contact Hours:
    • 22 (1 hour per week)
  • Weighting:
    • 5 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 20% continuous assessment (weekly assignments), 80% final examination (translation)
  • Prerequisites:
    • CL1252 Elementary Greek II

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Recognise and translate an extensive Attic Greek vocabulary
  • Recognise and analyse complex grammatical and syntactical structures
  • Translate and analyse unseen original Greek texts with minimal vocabulary aid

Required Books

  • Donald Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek, second edition (University of California Press, 2013)
  • Intermediate Greek Lexicon, founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford University Press, 1963 and later editions) [please purchase the Intermediate version, not the Abridged version]