Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE CLA2013

 
TITLE Greek Grammar and Syntax 2

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION Students here consolidate their knowledge of Ancient Greek Grammar, and go on to pursue the major constructions of Syntax. . These include indirect statement, genitive absolute, and subordinate clauses such as final, consecutive, indirect statement, command and question, wish for the future, indefinite construction, verbal nouns and adjectives, temporal, concessive, as well as conditional and comparative clauses.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit is intended to teach Classics students the syntax of Ancient Greek. The method employed in this course is that of translation, in class and at home, of English sentences into Greek, which slowly develop into rather complex sentences involving advanced clauses. As students study Greek syntax through translation, they continue to enhance their knowledge of important vocabulary and terms essential thus easing their way to the eventual reading and understanding of ancient texts in the language. Moreover, the syntax of the language is studied with a continual eye on the history and culture of Ancient Greece, thus stressing the essential point that the study of language is an integral part of the study of society and culture.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

• know and apply the principles of the syntax of Ancient Greek;
• identify all grammatical issues and advanced syntactical ones within English sentences to be translated in Ancient Greek;
• analyse complex sentences from a grammatical and syntactical point of views;
• elucidate on the connections between Ancient Greek language and the people’s history and culture;
• read and understand simple and adapted texts in Ancient Greek.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

• translate into Ancient Greek advanced sentences from English involving all grammar and advanced syntax;
• refine their skills in analysing the syntax of language generally;
• strengthen their understanding of the relationship and interconnections between language and culture.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Abbot and Mansfield (2012). Primer of Greek grammar. Duckworth.
Liddell and Scott (1963). An intermediate English-Greek lexicon. Oxford.
North and Hillard (2012). Greek Prose composition. Duckworth.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE CLA2112
Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE CLA1017

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Reassessment is 100% Examination (2 Hours)

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork [See Add. Notes] Yes 50%
Homework [See Add. Notes] Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Horatio C. R. Vella

 
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