Intermediate Ancient Greek: Homer

Subject CLAS40028 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, 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


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures and 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Completion of level 3 Ancient Greek or equivalent and admission to fourth year honours or postgraduate diploma in Classics, Classical Studies and Archaeology or Ancient World Studies.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have passed any of the subjects listed below are not permitted to enrol in this subject:

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Andrew Kelly


Dr James Chong Gossard

Subject Overview:

In this subject students will translate and discuss the interpretation of Homer's Illiad. In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax. 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.


Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • 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.

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) ans an additional research task of 1000 words (or participation in grammar tutorials) 20%.

Hurdle requirements: In order to be eligible for final assessment students must attend 75% of tutorials and complete the assessment test and examination. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day; after five working days, no late assessment will be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

The coordinator will nominate prescribed texts at the commencement of the semester.

Recommended Texts:

J Morwood, Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary (OUP)

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:
  • possess critical thinking skills.
  • be able to think in theoretic terms.
  • be familiar with the communication conventions of another culture.
Links to further information:
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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