Classical Greek 2: module 3
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read Greek prose by furthering the knowledge of grammatical structures gained from attending Classical Greek 1 or an equivalent Beginners’ course. This course is designed to allow the students to deepen their grammatical knowledge in order to access independently more complex texts.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We shall be studying the pluperfect tense, as well as comparative and superlative of adjectives. There will be an extensive revision of previous topics, for both conjugations and declensions. We shall be using Greek to GCSE by John Taylor, Volumes I and II, and the textbook Reading Greek, a textbook designed for adult students based on original Greek sources, starting around section 7. Students will read original passages from historians and adapted passages from works by Aristophanes. Grammar instruction and grammatical exercises will be combined with reading.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of the three declensions.
- demonstrate knowledge of main Greek tenses, as well as of perfect and pluperfect tenses.
- transform adjectives into the comparative and superlative
- provide some information about Aristophanes works
- have some insight into the derivation of English words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have attended Classical Greek 2 modules 1 and 2, or have an equivalent knowledge. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course consists of translation, grammar instructions and grammar exercises with a high level of student interaction (individual, pair and group work). Students are expected to do the homework regularly and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
Textbook: “Greek to GCSE” by John Taylor, Bloomsbury 2016, Volumes I (ISBN 978-1474255165) and Volume II (ISBN 978-1474255202). An e-book version can also be purchased.
We recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, after you have had confirmation that the class is suitable for you.
Other resources and texts will be provided by the tutor in electronic format through Google Classroom. If, however, you would rather have your own copy in paper format, the material will be taken from: “Reading Greek” by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell, CUP), 2nd edition, 2 volumes: Text and Vocabulary (ISBN: 9780521698511) - Grammar and Exercises (ISBN: 9780521698528). This purchase is entirely optional.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3 module 1.