Intermediate Ancient Greek: Oratory

Subject CLAS40025 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Completion of level 3 Ancient Greek or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

CLAS20014, CLAS30025

Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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Dr Andrew Kelly


Dr. Kim On Chong-Gossard

Subject Overview:

In this subject students will translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work by an ancient Athenian orator, such as Lysias or Demosthenes. 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, and will become familiar with ancient Athenian law and the jury system. 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.


• Students who complete this subject will have read a number of Ancient Greek texts in the original and consolidated their knowledge of grammar and syntax.


Weekly translations tests equivalent to 750 words 5% (held each week throughout the semester), weekly tutorial exercises equivalent to 1250 words 25% (due each week throughout the semester), a 1-hour assessment test equivalent to 1000 words 25% (held in the middle of the semester), a 1-hour examination equivalent to 1000 words 25% (held during the examination period), and an additional research task of 1000 words 20% (due during the examination period). Hurdle requirements: In order to be eligible for final assessment students must attend 75% of tutorials and complete the assessment test and examination.

Prescribed Texts:

Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary(OUP)

A subject reader will also be available.

Recommended Texts:

J Morwood, Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (OUP)

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be familiar with the communication conventions of another culture
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology

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