Classics (Classical Civilisation) MA/MA(SocSci)

Intermediate Greek for Honours 1 GREEK4001

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course builds on the linguistic skills acquired at Beginners' Greek and will enable students to read select works of Greek literature in the original language.


3x1 hr seminars over 10 weeks (choice of times)  as scheduled on MyCampus

Excluded Courses

Greek 2A (GREEK2001); Advanced Greek for Postgraduates 1 (GREEK5001)




1 Class test (50 minutes) - 20%

Commentary exercise (2000 words) - 20%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course aims to:  

■ Enable students to begin to read continuous literacy texts in the original Greek language

■ Develop students 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.