Ancient Greek 4

Subject CLAS10021 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

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

170 hours


Students should have passed VCE Ancient Greek or the equivalent.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Hyun Jin Kim


Hyun Jin Kim

Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent) and who preferably have completed Ancient Greek 3. Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of Greek poetry (Homeric epic). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax, revising and consolidating knowledge acquired in Ancient Greek 3. 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 complete this subject and Ancient Greek 3 may progress to Ancient Greek 5.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • read an Ancient Greek text in the original;
  • consolidate their knowledge of grammar and syntax, extend their vocabulary (including the Homeric dialect), and learn some Greek metre;
  • gain knowledge of Archaic Greek history and culture;
  • develop critical thinking skills and be able to think in theoretical terms;
  • become familiar with the communication conventions of another culture

Fortnightly translations tests, equivalent to 400 words 10%; weekly tutorial exercises, equivalent to 1200 words, 30%; a 50-minute assessment test, equivalent to 1200 words 30% (held in the middle of the semester), and a 1-hour examination, equivalent to 1200 words 30% (held during the examination period).

Hurdle requirements: In order to be eligible for final assessment students must attend 75% of tutorials ( 9 out of 12) and complete the assessment test and examination. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% 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:

A subject reader will be available at the commencement of semester.

Recommended Texts:

J Morwood, Oxford Grammer 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:

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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Classical Studies and Archaeology
Classical Studies and Archaeology

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