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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- 24 Feb 2020
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At the completion of this subject students 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.
- a) 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.
- 1. Introduction to Ancient Greek: Alphabet and Sounds of Greek; Grammatical Outline.
- 2. Verbs: Present Indicative Active and Middle-Passive of ‑ω Verbs; The First Principal Part ; Imperfect Active and Middle-Passive; εἰμί ; Future Active and Middle; The Second Principal Part ; Aorist Active and Middle; The Third Principal Part .
- 3. Nouns: First Declension Nouns ; Second Declension Nouns; Third Declension Nouns; Pronouns ; Article.
- 4. Adjectives: First/Second Declension Adjective Types; Third Declension Adjectives Types; Third/First Declension Adjectives Types; Irregular Adjectives
- 5. Syntax: Simple sentence; Indirect Statement ; Result Clauses; Temporal and Causal Clauses; Conditional Clauses.
- 6. Attic Greek: Introduction to dialect; Attic alphabet ; Attic documents.
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This subject was previously known as AHIX108 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 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 the texts at the level of word and phrase. A second semester of study is required before students are able to read original Greek documents with any degree of fluency.
- Assignments (50%)
- Non-Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Quizzes (10%)
An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach: Second Edition.