Intermediate Ancient Greek: Tragedy

Subject CLAS30027 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 8 hours per week; total time commitment 102 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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K.O. Chong-Gosaard
Subject Overview:

In this subject students will translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected drama by the playwright Sophocles. In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax which revises and consolidates the beginners course. Students will also undertake work in Ancient Greek literary and textual criticism. On completion of this subject, students should have consolidated their skills in working with Ancient Greek texts and have discovered some of the many important contributions which reading the original texts can make to understanding the ancient world.

  • have read a number of Ancient Greek texts in the original, consolidating their knowledge of grammar and syntax and extending their vocabulary.
  • have encountered texts in a variety of styles and genres.
Assessment: Weekly translations tests, equivalentto 750 words 10% (held each week throughout the semester), weekly tutorialexercises, equivalent to 1250 words 30% (due each week throughout thesemester), a 1-hour assessment test, equivalent to 1000 words 30% (held inthe middle of the semester), a 1-hour examination, equivalent to 1000words 30% (held during the examination period). 4th year students willcomplete an additional research task of 1000 words 20% (due during theexamination period), with a reduction of the weightings of the aboveassessment tasks. Hurdle requirements: In order to be eligible for finalassessment students must attend 75% of tutorials andcomplete the assessment test and examination.
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available. Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary (OUP)
Recommended Texts:

J Morwood, Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (OUP)

Breadth Options:

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Generic Skills:
  • possess critical thinking skills.
  • be able to think in theoretic terms.
  • be familiar with the communication conventions of another culture.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Classical Studies and Archaeology

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