Ancient Greek A
Decode the letters, words and language of the ancient Greeks. Familiarise yourself with grammar and vocabulary rules. Recognise Greek script and phonetic structure. Finish with the knowledge needed to read basic ancient Greek passages.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- a) Recognise and recall Greek script and phonetic structure; b) Identify and recall Greek grammatical structures at elementary level; c) Recognise and memorise foundational Greek vocabulary.
- Assess the grammar required for the translation of simple Greek texts; b) Explore relevant grammatical and lexical reference tools; c) Recognise and recall linguistic metalanguage.
- Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Greek texts
- Explore the significance of Greek language for the study of relevant ancient cultures.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MAQ-AHIX108-Ancient Greek A (No longer available)
- MAQ-AHIX208-Ancient Greek A (No longer available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) AHIX208, AHIS108, AHIX108
- Other requirements -
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit aims to help students develop the skills necessary to read original texts in Ancient Greek. Both literary Greek and inscriptions will be studied. No previous language study or knowledge of Ancient Greek is expected. By the end of the unit students should be able to read simple passages in Greek; should have a sound knowledge of the vocabulary of the texts studied; and should have acquired sufficient mastery of their grammar and vocabulary to understand simple texts.
- Texts: translation, grammatical analysis and historical significance (40%)
- Translation Exercises (50%)
- Quizzes (10%)