Greek (Ancient)

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The corequisite has been removed from the following unit:

GRKA3604 Greek Literature and Philosophy

22/1/2019

Greek (Ancient)

Major

A major in Ancient Greek requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Ancient Greek requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points 3000-level selective units

1000 level units of study

GRKA1600 Introduction to Ancient Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1001 or GRKA2611 or GRKA2620 or HSC Classical Greek Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and history. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Greek through the study of grammar, and is valuable for students interested in all aspects of European history, archaeology, language, literature and philosophy.
GRKA1601 Introduction to Ancient Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1002 or GRKA2612 or GRKA2621 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA1600, enabling students to read Greek texts in the original. It concentrates particularly on additional morphology, reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Greek, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of selected extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.

2000 level units of study

GRKA2600 Intermediate Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Greek or GRKA1601 or GRKA2621 Prohibitions: GRKA2603 Assessment: Weekly assignments equivalent to 2500wd in total (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit consolidates the knowledge of Greek acquired in GRKA1601, GRKA2621 or by advanced study of Greek at school. It involves both formal language study, including practice in unseen translation and prose composition, and the close reading of extended extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts. Increasing attention will be paid to the literary qualities, style, generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to their grammar and syntax.
GRKA2601 Intermediate Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 Assessment: Weekly assignments equivalent to 2500wd in total (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds further on language knowledge and translation skills acquired in GRKA2600, and develops skills in the literary study of Greek texts. It will involve the close reading of extended extracts from classic works of Greek prose and/or poetry, as well as practice in writing in Greek. Attention will be paid to style, literary and narrative technique, and the generic and socio-historical background of the texts, as well as to the intricacies of grammar and syntax.
GRKA2620 Learn to Read Ancient Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1600 or GRKA1001 or GRKA2611 or HSC Classical Greek Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides senior-level students with the essential linguistic foundation to the study of Greek literature, philosophy, culture, and history. No previous knowledge of any foreign language is assumed and all grammatical concepts encountered will be explained. The unit introduces the basics of Greek through the study of grammar, and is valuable for students interested in all aspects of European history, archaeology, language, literature and philosophy.
GRKA2621 Learn to Read Ancient Greek 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA2620 or GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA1601 or GRKA1002 or GRKA2612 Assessment: Weekly language assignments equivalent to 1250wd (30%) Weekly quizzes equivalent to 1250wd (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA2620, enabling senior-level students to read Greek texts in the original. It concentrates particularly on additional morphology, reading skills and the syntax of the sentence, while also introducing further grammatical concepts and constructions. Grammatical knowledge is reinforced by translation from and into Greek, while reading skills are further consolidated through the study of selected extracts from Greek prose and/or verse texts.

3000 level units of study

GRKA3600 Advanced Greek

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2601 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 10x200wd language assignments (45%), class participation (450wd equivalent) (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
GRKA3601 The Language of the Greek Bible

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 or (MGRK2675 and MGRK2676) or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient Greek or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew Corequisites: Recommended Co-requisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students wishing to do a Greek (Ancient) major or honours are advised to take this unit concurrently with GRKA2601.
This is a unit designed for those who have already completed at least two semesters of Greek, whether Ancient or New Testament. We will focus on extending grammatical knowledge and syntax, in addition to reading selections from a number of important biblical texts. Interpretation as well as translation will play a major part in the unit.
GRKA3602 Greek Epic

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 Corequisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (50%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Iliad, the Odyssey and the poems of Hesiod are the classics of the classics. This unit offers an introduction to the language, style and content of the Greek epics which served as the foundations of Greek cultural identity and are the primary textual sources for Bronze Age, Geometric and Archaic Greek language, religion, history and thought.
GRKA3603 Greek Literature and History

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The histories of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon and the speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, and Demades are our primary sources for the political and social history of Athens and Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. This unit offers a close reading of historical and rhetorical texts and detailed analysis of the rhetorical and ideological construction of truth in Classical Athens. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3604 Greek Literature and Philosophy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of select classics of Greek philosophy with particular attention to the genres of philosophical expression and the linguistic, cultural and ideological background to Greek philosophical thought. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3605 Greek Tragedy

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr lectures/week Prerequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 4x125wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd Essay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have a performance tradition in antiquity of nearly a thousand years and remain the enduring classics of the modern theatre. This unit offers a close reading in the original Greek of one or more Greek plays and an introduction to the literary, social and performance contexts of the ancient theatre, its language and its genres. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.
GRKA3007 Later Greek Poetry

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Assessment: 1x2hr examination (45%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 4x 125wd unseen translations (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Hellenistic period was a time of great literary innovation and refinement coupled with intense experimentation and intertextual dialogue with the authors and masterworks of the Classical past. In this unit we will advance the study of Greek literary language and form through the close study of selections from the epic, elegiac, and melic poetry of the post-Classical period.
GRKA3008 Greek Comedy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 4x125wd Unseen translations (10%), 1x2hr Final Exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Of the vast production of ancient Greek comic drama only a few plays of two poets survive nearly intact. Aristophanes and Menander each represent a distinct style and phase of comic production in antiquity and became the opposed prototypes for virulent political satire or subtle comedies of manners for all subsequent ages of European drama and literature. In this unit we will read one or more plays by Aristophanes and Menander to examine their distinctive language, form and dramaturgical style.
GRKA3009 Early Greek Poetry

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: GRKA2601 Prohibitions: GRKA3606 Assessment: 4x125wd Unseen translations (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2000wd Exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Sometimes called The Age of Lyric Poetry, the late seventh to mid fifth century BC set the standard in Graeco-Roman antiquity for a wide variety of poetic genres: iambus, elegy, hymn, melic poetry, epigram and epinician. We will read representative pieces in a variety of genres from the work of Archilochus, Alcman, Alcaeus, Sappho, Pindar, Simonides, Bacchylides and others. We will explore the language, form and performance contexts of these genres as well as the social context that gave rise to so great and diverse an outburst of creative activity.

Interdisciplinary project unit of study

GRKA3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Ancient Greek Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
GRKA3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is designed for third year students to undertake a project that allows them to work with one of the University's industry and community partners. Students will work in teams on a real-world problem provided by the partner. This experience will allow students to apply their academic skills and disciplinary knowledge to a real-world issue in an authentic and meaningful way.

Honours

Honours in Ancient Greek requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

GRKA4101 Research Skills in Greek Prose

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x 1hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 4000wd Essay (60%), 1x 1.5 hr Exam (30%), 5x 100wd In-class unseen translation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Deepen your expertise in Greek prose through in-depth study of one or more texts. Engagement with relevant scholarship will give you advanced understanding of the latest research techniques and methodologies. You will develop your linguistic and critical skills through close reading of the text and intensive in-class discussion of major authors.
GRKA4102 Research Skills in Greek Poetry

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 x 1 hour seminar/week Assessment: 1x 4000wd Essay (60%), 1x 1.5hr Exam (30%), 5x 100wd In-class unseen translation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Deepen your expertise in Greek poetry through in-depth study of one or more important text. Close engagement with relevant scholarship will give you advanced understanding of the latest research techniques and methodologies for the study of Greek poetry. You will develop your skills as an independent literary critic, engage in intensive in-class discussion, and explore authors such as Homer, Euripides, Aristophanes or Apollonius. Advanced language skills will be developed by close reading of original material and tested by periodic exercises in unseen translation.

Honours thesis units of study

GRKA4201 Ancient Greek Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Ancient Greek language and literature. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Department of Classics and Ancient History Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
GRKA4202 Ancient Greek Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Ancient Greek language and literature. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Department of Classics and Ancient History Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.