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Unit information: Greek Language Level C2 in 2019/20

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Unit name Greek Language Level C2
Unit code CLAS22406
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Laura Jansen
Open unit status Not open

CLAS22405 Greek Language Level C1



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 literary texts in Greek. The set text will come from one author or a selection of authors, amounting to 800-1200 lines in total. The set text(s) will be studied through close reading, consideration of commentaries and secondary literature, and from various critical and theoretical perspectives. Authors studied at level C may include: Apollonius, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Euripides, Herodotus, Homer, Lucian, Plutarch, Sophocles and Thucydides.

Upon conclusion of this unit students will have developed knowledge of the issues raised in relation to the texts studied and their interpretation. They will have developed an appreciation of the literary style of the texts studied and improved their fluency in the reading and translating of Greek.

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 C2
  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 C2

Teaching details

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Assessment Details

2500 word essay (50%) [ILOs 1-4]

Exam 1.5 hours (50%) [ILOs 1-4]

Reading and References

Texts and references are specified on an annual basis according to the author(s) being studied.