Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Intermediate Greek for Postgraduate 2 GREEK5002

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces some key texts in classical Greek, with an emphasis on the development of reading skills and on linguistic consolidation.


3 days a week at 10am as scheduled on MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Available to students who have satisfactory completed either Advanced Greek for Postgraduates 1 (GREEK5001), or Advanced Greek for Honours 1 (GREEK4001), or Greek 2A (GREEK2001), or at the discretion of the MSc convener.

Excluded Courses

Greek 2B (GREEK2002); Advanced Greek for Honours 2 (GREEK4002)


Class tests - 20%

Essay (1500 words) - 20%

Exam (2 hours) -60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course aims to:


■ 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

■ Translate passages of Attic or other dialects of Greek into English

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


■ Translate short passages and/or complex sentences of English into Greek

■ Translate accurately any prescribed passage from the set books

■ Use lexica and commentaries for independent reading of texts

■ Select and classify linguistic forms from prepared and unprepared material

■ Evaluate the literary function of linguistic and (where appropriate) metrical devices in the set books

■ Assess the intent, meaning and/or effect of texts in their original language, and in relation 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.