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CLA4000 - Reading Ancient Greek 12

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Guided reading in Ancient Greek. Students are required to read, analyse in grammatical and syntactic terms a variety of Greek texts, and also conduct research on the theoretical debates surrounding Greek literary genres and/or editions of ancient texts.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to recognise the key grammatical and syntactic phenomena of Classical Greek.
  2. Be able to translate and interpret a variety of authors and literary genres and be aware of the historical/ social circumstances that gave rise to these trends.
  3. Be able to appreciate that Greeks wrote to educate and/or manipulate through language the core beliefs of their culture. All languages are culturally conditioned yet Greek authors were very conscious of their effort.
  4. will have developed a more holistic theory of the approach they should adopt when studying the Greek culture.


Grammar Tests (3000 words) : 35%
Research Essay (3000 words) : 35%
Literature Review (2000 words) : 20%
Oral presentation (Up to 20 minutes (equivalent 1000 words)) : 10%

Contact hours

Two-four hours per week


Major in Classical Studies