Greek 2C: Further Intermediate Greek GREEK2010

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on the linguistic skills acquired in Basic Greek and introduces students to reading select works of Greek literature in the original language. It is designed for students who have entered direct to level two, but who have needed to take Greek 1B for additional linguistic consolidation, and provides a path back to level two. 


3x1hr seminars over 10 weeks (choice of times) as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

A grade D3 or above in GREEK2001, GREEK2002, or at the discretion of the Head of Subject

Excluded Courses

Advanced Greek for Honours 2 (GREEK4002); Advanced Greek for Postgraduates 2 (GREEK5002)




1 Class test (50 minutes) - 20%

Commentary exercise (2,000 words) - 20%

Examination (120 minutes) - 60%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ begin reading continuous literary texts in the original language

■ develop reading skills with both prepared and unprepared material

■ consolidate knowledge and understanding of Greek grammar and syntax

■ expand your Greek vocabulary

■ interpret texts through close linguistic, literary and historical analysis 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ translate continuous passages of straightforward Greek into English

■ translate accurately any prescribed passage from the set texts

■ use lexica and commentaries for independent reading of texts

■ recognise and classify linguistic forms from prepared and unprepared material

■ relate texts to their historical and cultural contexts 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.