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MA Language Courses

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KCL

Beginners’ Ancient Greek for Research

Dr Fiona Haarer (King's)

Description: An introduction to the Greek language for complete beginners, designed to bring them to a point where they can read simple texts in Greek. The set text is Athenaze (Oxford University Press), starting with volume I, but aiming to reach chapter 19 in volume II.
Assessment: Two in-class one-hour tests in December and March (making up 25% of the grade) and one three-hour unseen written examination (75%).
Place: Classics C16, Mondays 4:00-5:30 and Fridays 2:00-3.30.

Intermediate Greek for Research

Dr Nicky Devlin (King's)

Description: A module for students who have completed a beginners' module in Greek, designed to extend their knowledge of the language to the point where they are ready to read substantial texts.  The set texts are Athenaze II (Oxford University Press) and A Greek Anthology (JACT).  It is a prerequisite that students have one year's study of Ancient Greek (or equivalent).
Assessment: One three-hour unseen written examination in May.
Place: Mondays 10:30-12:00, Thursdays 2:00-3:30.


RHUL

Latin for Research 2

Dr Eduardo Boechat  (RHUL)

Description: A module for students who have completed a beginners' module in Latin, designed to extend their knowledge of the language to the point where they are ready to read substantial texts.
Assessment: Two in-class one-hour tests in December and March (making up 25% of the grade) and one three-hour unseen written examination (75%).
Place: 11 Bedford Sq. Mondays and Tuesdays 12:00-1:30

Comparative Philology

Professor Jonathan Powell (RHUL)

Description: The course aims to provide MA students suitably qualified in Latin and/or Greek with an introduction to the concepts and methods of comparative and historical linguistics as applied to Latin and Greek; to enable them to study in detail the comparative and historical phonology, morphology, and syntax of the classical languages; and to demonstrate the use of these methods in the elucidation of ancient texts. An introduction to the basic concepts and terminology of comparative and historical linguistics will be provided as necessary. The main part of the course will cover comparative Indo-European phonology, morphology and (to a lesser extent) syntax, from the point of view of Latin and Greek, using comparative material from other branches of the Indo-European family, especially Germanic and Indo-Iranian, where appropriate.  The course will deal with the history and affiliations of classical Greek and Latin, and the application of the methods of comparative and historical linguistics to the elucidation of texts in different varieties of Greek and Latin.  Towards the end of the course students will have the opportunity to choose a particular topic on which to do more specialised work, e.g. particular aspects of Latin or Greek linguistic history, Mycenaean Greek, the Homeric poems, Greek dialects, archaic Latin texts, or the Italic languages. (No previous experience of linguistics is expected.) Informal worksheets will be set for the seminars but will not count towards the assessment of the course.
Assessment: (1) One three-hour exam during the April/May exam period (50%).  (2) One essay or commentary of 5,500-6,500 words to be submitted in final form by the June deadline (50%).
Place: Founders West 32 (Royal Holloway), Tuesdays 2-4


UCL

Latin for Research 1 (MA Beginners Latin)            

Dr Matthew Hiscock (UCL)

Description: An introduction to the Latin language for complete beginners, designed to bring them to a point where they can read simple texts in Latin. The set texts: P.V. Jones and K.C. Sidwell Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press). The module comprises two volumes, one subtitled Text, the other Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises.
Assessment will be by two in-class one-hour tests in December and March (making up 25% of the grade) and one three-hour written examination (75%).

Place: Malet Place Engineering rm 1.20 (Mondays 5-6.30), Chadwick rm 218 (Thursday 5-6.30)

> Latin for Research 1 Moodle page

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