Subject details

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

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

    • 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

Equivalent subjects

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

  • MAQ-AHIX208
  • MAQ-HST200

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as AHIX208 Ancient Greek A.

The main aim of this subject is to teach students to read documents in Ancient Greek. This is an introductory subject 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 subject 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.

  • Assignments (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quizzes (10%)

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