Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE CLA2118

 
TITLE Further Greek Passages A

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Classics and Archaeology

 
DESCRIPTION Students here attempt more difficult passages for translation into English. Students are helped in class to tackle such passages by being asked to read and analyze orally unprepared passages, and to attempt other similar ones at home.

Study-unit Aims

This study-unit builds on CLA1213 and exposes students to the technique of translating more difficult Greek passages. The passages read and explained in class will also serve to introduce or familiarize students to various elements from Ancient Greek mythology, history, and general culture.

Learning Outcomes

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

- Identify all grammatical, syntactical and stylistic issues within Greek passages to be translated into English;
- Translate these passages into good, idiomatic English.

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

- Employ acquired language and analytical skills to the eventual reading of original ancient texts in Classical Greek;
- Apply to subsequent study the cultural knowledge gained through the reading of thematically-varied passages;
- Know and recognize a wider vocabulary derived from Greek.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Balme, M. and Lawall G. (1995) Athenaze, an Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book 1. 2nd revised edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Balme, M. and Lawall G. (1995) Athenaze, an Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book 2. 2nd revised edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other material will be provided as hand-outs by lecturer.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS In TAKING THIS UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE CLA2018 OR TAKE CLA2218
Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE CLA1011

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Reassessment is 100% Examination (1 Hour).

 
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 Carmel Serracino

 
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