Greek MA

Greek 2B: Intermediate Greek 2 GREEK2002

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • 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

Advanced Greek for Honours 2 (GREEK4002); 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

Course Aims

This course aims to:  


■ Enable students 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


■ 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.