Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE CLA1004

 
TITLE Basic Notions of Greek 1

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit acquaints students with Ancient Greek words, terms, and proverbs currently used today in inherited forms and languages. Each word and term is explained both in its modern application, and through Greek grammar and syntax. It seeks to present the study of Greek language in the cultural and historical framework of the ancient world.

Aims:

To help students of various Departments acquire an appreciation of the use of Greek in their own studies, and to enable them to handle easier Greek sentences and passages;
To offer students a basic introduction to Ancient Greek culture as a by-product to their study of the language;
To make students aware of the continuous relevance of the Ancient Greek language and culture through the centuries.

Outcomes:

To possess knowledge of basic Ancient Greek grammar;
To read easy sentences and very basic passages in Ancient Greek;
To be able to cite various examples proving the importance of Greek to the history of Western culture.

Reading List:

Hillard, A. E., Botting, C. G. and M. A. North (1992) Elementary Greek Exercises. London: Duckworth.

Notes will also be delivered in class by the lecturer.

 
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STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Jurgen R. Gatt

 
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