Ancient Greek 3

Subject CLAS20015 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures and 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

8.5 hours per week; 102 hours across the semester.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for students who have completed Ancient Greek 1 and 2, or who have some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent). Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of a Greek prose genre (e.g., philosophy or history). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax, revising and consolidating 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 original texts can make to understanding the ancient world. Students who complete this subject may progress to Ancient Greek 4.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • have read an Ancient Greek text in the original,
  • have consolidated their knowledge of grammar and syntax, and extended their vocabulary,
  • be able to analyse critically the styles and themes of Ancient Greek prose.

Weekly translations tests, equivalent to 500 words 5% (held each week throughout the semester), weekly tutorial exercises, equivalent to 1000 words 30% (due each week throughout the semester), textual analysis, equivalent to 500 words 10% (due in Week 8 of semester), a 1-hour assessment test, equivalent to 1000 words 25% (held in the middle of the semester) and a 1-hour final examination, equivalent to 1000 words 30% (in the examination period).

Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials (9 out of 12) and complete the assessment test and examination in order to pass this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day; after five working days late assessment will not 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:

Subject readings will be availale online

Recommended Texts:

J Morwood, Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek (OUP)

Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary (OUP)

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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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.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Ancient Greek
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology Major
Related Breadth Track(s): Ancient Greek

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