What is the course about?
The course aims at furthering students’ knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that they can continue reading adapted and simple unadapted prose in Classical Greek.
What will we cover?
We shall be using the textbook Reading Greek (2nd edition, 2 vols), a textbook designed for adult learners, based on original Greek sources. We shall start from section Eight A-C (beginning of Part Three) and aim at completing section Nine F.
Students will read passages included in the Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary volume; reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises. We shall start by revising the formation and functions of first and second aorist participles (active and middle), and of first and second aorist infinitives (active and middle). We will then move on to the study of the syntax (that is, the special uses and functions) of the dative and genitive cases. Finally, we shall start examining first and second aorist imperatives (active and middle).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of the formation and functions of participles
- demonstrate knowledge of the present and imperfect tenses
- demonstrate knowledge of the declension of nouns, adjectives and pronouns, in all three
- have some insight into the derivation of English words
- demonstrate knowledge about Greek history and culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for those who have already completed Classical Greek 2: Module 3, or who have equivalent experience. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in group discussions on readings.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on a traditional teaching approach, yet it aims also at a high level of student interaction with some pair and group work. Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 2-3 hours of homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Reading Greek by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers:
Grammar and Exercises: ISBN 10: 0521698529, 13: 9780521698528 - CUP 2007.
Text and Vocabulary: ISBN 10: 0521698510,13: 9780521698511 - CUP 2007.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3: module 2.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details