Ancient Greek A - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP2
  • Availability for 2017: Sem1
  • Assessment: Assignments (50%) , Non-Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 798.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,048.00

This unit was previously known as HST200 Ancient Greek A.

The main aim of this unit is to teach students to read documents in Ancient Greek. This is an introductory unit and no previous knowledge of Ancient Greek is expected, nor is familiarity with the rudiments of English grammar essential (although this is helpful). By the end of the unit students should have: acquired a sound knowledge of the vocabulary of the texts studied; sufficient mastery of their grammar and vocabulary to understand the texts at the level of word and phrase; and be able to read simple passages in Greek.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. a) Recognize and recall Greek script and phonetic structure; b) Identify and recall Greek grammatical structures at elementary level; c) Recognize and memorize foundational Greek vocabulary.
  2. a) Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognize and recall linguistic metalanguage.
  3. a) Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Greek texts; b) Explore the significance of Greek for the study of relevant ancient cultures.
  • Assignments (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quizzes (10%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • HST200 — Ancient Greek A

Complete a Level 1 Major unit.

  • Broadband access — Broadband access - Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Present indicative active and middle-passive verbs: the 1st principle part; nouns of the 1st and 2nd declensions; article
2Imperfect active and middle-passive; adjectives
3Future active and middle: the 2nd principle part; 1st declension nouns
4Aorist active and middle: the 3rd principle part; indirect statement
53rd declension nouns
63rd declension adjectives; 3rd/1st declension adjectives; irregular adjectives; syntax
7Participles: present, future, aorist active and middle/middle-passive
8Pronouns: interrogative, indefinite, relative indefinite, reciprocal; perfect active: the 4th principle part
9Pronouns: personal and reflexive; possessive adjectives; perfect middle-passive: the 5th principle part
10Comparison of adjectives, adverbs; aorist and future passive: the 6th principle part
11Contract verbs; -MI verbs
12Subjunctive; optative; sequence of moods and dependent clauses; imperative; vocative; verbals

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

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  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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