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LEVEL ONE

SECOND & THIRD YEAR COURSES


LEVEL ONE


 GREK 1001 BEGINNERS GREEK A (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff and PGTAs
Class hours
Five one-hour classes per week (Term 1)
Availability
Course runs every year
Plenary
Tuesdays 4-5 / Wednesdays 12-1 / Thursdays 1-2
PGTA groups
Mondays 10-11 / Fridays 12-1
Assessment Continuous assessment: two in-class tests (90%) plus weekly quizzes (10% -- best 5 out of 7 to count)
Prerequisites None
Text book
Athenaze book 1: M. Balme and G. Lawall (Oxford 1990)
>>>>>> An introduction to the ancient Greek language, including the study of grammar, principles of sentence construction and the reading of selected texts. It aims to provide students with a knowledge of Classical Greek language and principles of sentence construction sufficient to translate simple passages of Greek prose into English and simple English phrases and sentences into Greek. Two classes per week will be split into three small groups, each group taught by a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. By the end of the course, students are expected to have reached a level approximately equivalent to the end of chapter 9 of the course text, Athenaze I
Moodle GREK1001

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 GREK 1002 BEGINNERS GREEK B (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff and PGTAs
Class hours
Five one-hour classes per week (Term 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Plenary
Tuesdays 4-5 / Wednesdays 12-1 / Thursdays 1-2
PGTA groups
Mondays 10-11 / Fridays 12-1
Assessment Two in-class tests (40%) : weekly quizzes (10% -- best 5 out of 7 to count) : 3 hour exam in May (50%)
Prerequisites GREK 1001 Beginners Greek A or equivalent
Text book
Athenaze book 1: M. Balme and G. Lawall (Oxford 1990)
>>>>>> An introduction to the ancient Greek language, following on from Greek for Beginners A, and including the study of grammar, principles of sentence construction and the reading of selected texts. The course aims to provide students with a knowledge of Classical Greek language and principles of sentence construction sufficient to translate simple passages of Greek prose into English and simple English phrases and sentences into Greek. Two classes per week will be split into three small groups, each group taught by a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. By the end of the course, students are expected to have reached a level approximately equivalent to the end of the course text, Athenaze Book 1
Moodle
GREK1002

SECOND & THIRD YEAR COURSES


 GREK 2001 INTERMEDIATE GREEK (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff and PGTAs
Class hours
Four one-hour classes per week (Term 1)
Availability Course runs every year
Plenary
tbc
PGTA groups
tbc
Assessment Continuous assessment (100%) based on two in-class tests
Prerequisites GREK 1002 Beginners Greek B or equivalent
Text book
Athenaze book 2: M. Balme and G. Lawall (Oxford 1990)
>>>>>> This course provides second-year work in Greek for those who have taken a Beginners' course, or have a (perhaps rusty) GCSE; depending on their course of study and tutorial advice, students may take both parts of this course or part A only. It aims to develop students' knowledge of the Greek language from a level comparable to that achieved at the end of the Beginners' course to a point where they will have mastered the majority of regular syntactic  constructions and be able to read continuous texts. By the end of the course students should understand the syntactical constructions covered in sections 17 to 25 of Athenaze 2, and be able to demonstrate this understanding in translation both from Greek into English and from English into Greek.
Moodle GREK2001 (guest access)

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 GREK 2002 INTERMEDIATE GREEK (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff and PGTAs
Class hours
Four one-hour classes per week (Term 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Plenary
tbc
PGTA groups Thursdays 4-5 / Fridays 9-10
Assessment Continuous assessment (40%) based on two in-class test: a 3 hour final exam in May (60%)
Prerequisites GREK 1002 Beginners Greek B or equivalent
Text book
Athenaze book 2: M. Balme and G. Lawall (Oxford 1990)
>>>>>> This course aims to develop students' knowledge of the Greek language from the level achieved at the end of Intermediate Greek A to a point where they will have mastered all regular syntactical constructions and be able to read and translate original Greek prose and verse texts. By the end of the course students should understand all the syntactical constructions covered in Athenaze book 2, and be able to demonstrate this understanding in translation both from Greek into English and from English into Greek.
Moodle GREK2002

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GREK 2006A GREEK TEXTS 1A (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1)
Availability Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Note
This is the first half of GREK2006 (full unit).
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text). Students taking the course as a half unit are expected to take it in the first term. Anyone wishing to start the course in the second term may do so only following advice from the Departmental Tutor.
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Greek to A-level standard or GREK2002 Intermediate Greek B
Text book
Grammar text for both terms: M.A. North and A.E. Hillard, Greek Prose Composition (Duckworth)
 Greek text
Plato Apology
>>>>>> A study of Classical Greek language, involving the reading and translation into English of prose and verse texts, exercises in grammatical analysis and stylistic criticism, the translation of English sentences into Greek, and some verse scansion. The aim of the course is to develop students' understanding of classical Greek grammar and syntax such that, by the end of the course, they are able to read independently Greek prose and verse texts. The course is designed for those who already have a good A-level knowledge of the language or who have passed Intermediate Greek B. It prepares students for studying whole works in the original language and therefore provides a step towards Greek Texts 2.
Moodle
GREK2006 (guest access available)

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GREK 2006 GREEK TEXTS 1 (1 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Note
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text). Students taking the course as a half unit are expected to take it in the first term. Anyone wishing to start the course in the second term may do so only following advice from the Departmental Tutor.
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Greek to A-level standard or GREK2002 Intermediate Greek B
Text book
Grammar text for both terms: M.A. North and A.E. Hillard, Greek Prose Composition (Duckworth)
 Greek text

Term 1: Plato Apology

Term 2: Homer Odyssey 5

>>>>>> A study of Classical Greek language, involving the reading and translation into English of prose and verse texts, exercises in grammatical analysis and stylistic criticism, the translation of English sentences into Greek, and some verse scansion. The aim of the course is to develop students' understanding of classical Greek grammar and syntax such that, by the end of the course, they are able to read independently Greek prose and verse texts. The course is designed for those who already have a good A-level knowledge of the language or who have passed Intermediate Greek B. It prepares students for studying whole works in the original language and therefore provides a step towards Greek Texts 2.
Moodle
GREK2006 (guest access available)

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GREK 7009 GREEK TRANSLATION 1 (0.5 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
One one-hour class per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Assessment A three hour final exam in May (100%)
Prerequisites Normally GREK2002 Intermediate Greek B
Text book
 
Formative Assessment
Weekly translation exercises
>>>>>> A course of exercises and discussions designed to improve fluency of unprepared translation into English from Greek prose and verse authors. Weekly classes provide practice in unseen translation of a wide-ranging selection of Greek prose and verse authors. Classwork focuses upon discussion of grammar and grammatical style, common pitfalls and hints of translation techniques as well as practical exercises. By the end of the course students will have had sufficient practice to be able to apply their knowledge and thus make reasonable assumptions regarding the content of an unseen passage.
Moodle GREK7009

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GREK 7006A GREEK TEXTS 2A (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Peter Agocs (T1) and Dr Nick Gonis (T2)
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1 or Term 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Note
This is half of GREK7006 (full unit).
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text) in either term. Note that code GREK7016A needs to be selected on Portico by students who have already taken GREK7006A and studied different texts.
Assessment A three-hour examination paper in May (75%) and 1 coursework essay (25%)
Prerequisites Normally GREK2006 (or 2006A) Greek Texts 1
Greek text
Aristophanes Clouds or Herodotus VIII
Formative Assessment Participants will be expected to have read the weekly section of the text in Greek, and to come prepared to talk about it.
>>>>>> The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of two major texts or important genres of Greek literature in the original language and further to develop students' ability to read and understand Greek texts in their literary and historical context.
Moodle
GREK7006 (guest access available)

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GREK 7006 GREEK TEXTS 2 (1 unit)
Instructor Staff
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1 or Term 2)
Availability Course runs every year
Meets
tbc
Note
This course may be taken as whole unit (two texts) or a half-unit (one text) in either term.
Assessment A three-hour examination paper in May (100%) and 2 coursework essays/assignments (12.5% each)
Prerequisites Normally GREK2006 (or 2006A) Greek Texts 1
Greek text

Term 1: Aristophanes Clouds

Term 2: Herodotus VIII

Formative Assessment
Participants will be expected to have read the weekly section of the text in Greek, and to come prepared to talk about it.
  The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of two major texts or important genres of Greek literature in the original language and further to develop students' ability to read and understand Greek texts in their literary and historical context.
Moodle
GREK7006 (guest access available)

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GREK 7307 GREEK PAPYROLOGY (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Nick Gonis
Class hours
Two one-hour classes per week (Term 1 - 2)
Availability  Course is running 2013-14
Meets
Tuesdays 2 - 4
Assessment A three-hour examination paper in May (100%)
Prerequisites Normally GREK2006 (or 2006A) Greek Texts 1
Formative Assessment Reading, preparation, exercises
>>>>>> An introduction to the study of Greek papyri, documentary as well as literary, each class will focus on a small number of texts, one or two of which will be studied in detail on a photograph. The texts are chosen to illustrate the development of Greek bookhands and cursive scripts; to examine formal aspects of the transmission of Greek literature on papyrus; and to give an idea of the range of documentary types available as sources for the history of Graeco-Roman Egypt.
Moodle GREK7307

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GREK 7306 THE GREEK DIALECTS (1 unit)
Instructor Dr Stephen Colvin
Class hours
One two-hour class per week (Terms 1 - 2)
Availability Course is running 2013-14. Likely to alternate with MYCENAEAN GREEK in 2014-15.
Meets
Fridays 11am - 1pm
Assessment A three-hour examination paper in May (100%)
Prerequisites Normally GREK2002 Intermediate Greek B or two years of classical Greek
Text book
C.D. Buck, The Greek Dialects (Bristol Classical Press)
Formative Assessment
Weekly written problem sheets
>>>>>> This course has two parallel aims: it introduces the language, script and history of the ancient Greek dialects: in order to do this effectively it also serves as basic introduction to Greek historical phonology and morphology. By extension, this will include an introduction to Indo-European studies. We shall study a range of epigraphic and literary texts: core topics will include the history of writing in the ancient Aegean and the graphic representation of Greek; the position of Mycenaean and Homeric Greek among the Greek dialects; and modern views on the interrelationships of the Greek dialects.
Moodle
GREK7306  (guest access available)

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GREK 7401A HOMER (0.5 unit)
Instructor Dr Peter Agocs
Class hours
One two-hour class per week (Term 2)
Availability Course is running 2013-14
Meets
tbc
Assessment A two-hour examination paper in May (75%) and one piece of assessed coursework (25%).
Prerequisites Normally GREK2006 (or 2006A) Greek Texts 1
Text
Homer Iliad
Formative Assessment
Reading, weekly preparation of text
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The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of major texts or important genres of Greek literature in the original language and further to develop students' ability to read and understand Greek texts in their literary and historical context.
Moodle GREK7401

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