Advanced Greek (GRKA3600)


This unit offers advanced study in the literature and language of ancient Greek. Reading and translation skills will be honed by classes in which a wide selection of prose and poetic authors will be studied, and through regular translation of unseen passages. Short exercises in translation into Greek will further develop knowledge and appreciation of literary Greek. The unit will involve close reading and analysis of classic works of Greek prose and/or poetry, paying close attention to style and diction, to literary and narrative technique and to aspects of versification.

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3x1hr seminars/week


1x2hr exam (45%), 10x200wd language assignments (45%), class participation (450wd equivalent) (10%)

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.