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Unit information: Greek Language Level C1 in 2019/20

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Unit name Greek Language Level C1
Unit code CLAS32405
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Lampe
Open unit status Not open

CLAS22316 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

1 x 2 hour seminar per week

1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Assessment Details

1 x 3000 word essay (50%) [ILOs 1-4]

1 x 1.5 hour exam (50%) [ILOs 1-4]

Reading and References

Wohl, Victoria 2010. Law’s Cosmos: Juridical Discourse in Athenian Forensic Oratory (Cambridge)

Prince, Susan 2015. Antisthenes of Athens (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan)

Lampe, Kurt. Forthcoming. "The Logos of Ethics in Gorgias' Palamedes, On What is Not, and Helen," in Early Greek Ethics, ed. D. Wolfsdorf (Oxford)