Classics (Classical Civilisation) MA/MA(SocSci)

Intermediate Greek for Honours 2 GREEK4002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

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


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

Excluded Courses

Greek 2B (GREEK2002); Advanced Greek for Postgraduates 2 (GREEK5002)




1 Class Test (50 minutes) - 20%

Essay (1500 words) - 20%

Examination (2-hour duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:  

■ Develop students reading skills with both prepared and unprepared material  

■ Consolidate knowledge and understanding of Greek grammar and syntax  

■ Expand students 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.