ATS2750 - Intermediate Ancient Greek - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Centre for Ancient Cultures

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andrew Connor


Dr Andrew Connor

Not offered in 2019


ATS2748Not offered in 2019 or VCE Ancient Greek


In this unit, students will deepen their knowledge of the ancient Greek language. This consolidates and extends the knowledge of ancient Greek acquired in ATS2748Not offered in 2019 - Introduction to Ancient Greek. Students make further progress in their understanding of ancient Greek grammar and syntax and acquire an extensive vocabulary. Emphasis is also placed on ancient Greek dialects and students are introduced to major dialects, especially Homeric, Ionic, and Koine Greek. Students read lightly edited and original Greek literature, drawing especially on Aristophanes, Plato, Homer, and the Greek New Testament.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. read and analyse a wide variety of texts in ancient Greek;
  2. demonstrate a solid knowledge of ancient Greek grammar and syntax;
  3. distinguish the features of major Greek dialects and important conventions of poetry and prose in ancient Greek literature.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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