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Unit information: Greek Language Level C1 in 2020/21

Unit name Greek Language Level C1
Unit code CLAS22405
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Michelakis
Open unit status Not open

CLAS12316 Greek Language Level B2



School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts


This unit aims to extend and further develop skills of independent reading and interpretation of texts in Greek. The texts covered will constitute a representative sample of texts from 2-4 authors, amounting to 700-900 lines. These texts will be studied from the perspective of their generic, thematic or historical inter-relations, as evidenced by close reading of texts, and by consideration of commentaries and secondary literature. Authors covered may include Apollonius, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Homer and the Homeric Hymns, a Hellenistic anthology, Herodotus, Plutarch, Sophocles, or Thucydides.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate skills in constructing coherent and relevant critical arguments, in relation to the understanding and appreciation of the texts studied, appropriate to level I/5
  2. demonstrate skills in reading, translating and interpreting a Greek text appropriate to language level C1
  3. articulate an understanding of current debates about the texts studied, and their historical and cultural significance;
  4. display skills in written communication appropriate to language level C1

Teaching details

This unit will involve a combination of independent investigative activities, long- and short-form lectures, and discussion. Students will be expected to engage with materials and participate on a weekly basis. Feedback will be provided for both formative and summative assessments, and this will be supported by meetings with tutors.

Assessment Details

2,500 word essay (100%). [ILOs 1-4]

Reading and References

Morwood, J. 2001. Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek, Oxford.

Liddell, Henry George and Robert Scott. 1889. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon (Oxford) [In lieu of this paper lexicon, you may prefer to purchase a smartphone app.]