Greek (Ancient)

Greek (Ancient)

GRKA1600 Introduction to Ancient Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Eric Csapo Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA2620 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%) and 1x2hr exam (40%)
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 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Robert Cowan Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: GRKA1600 Prohibitions: GRKA2621 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in GRKA1600, enabling students to read Greek texts in the original. It conerntrates 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.
GRKA2600 Intermediate Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Eric Csapo Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSC Greek or GRKA1601 or GRKA2621 Assessment: 2500wd-equivalent weekly assignments (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)
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: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 Assessment: 2500wd-equivalent weekly assignments (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)
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 Reading Greek 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Eric Csapo Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: GRKA1600 Assessment: 1250wd-equivalent weekly language assignments (30%), 1250wd-equivalent weekly quizzes (30%), 1x2hr exam (40%)
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.
GRKA3600 Advanced Greek

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2601 Assessment: 2250wd-equivalent weekly assignments (45%), 2250wd-equivalent weekly tests (45%), seminar participation (10%)
This unit offers advanced study and practice in the literary language of ancient Greek. Reading and translation skills will be honed by weekly language classes and the translation of unseen passages; exercises in Greek composition will further develop knowledge and appreciation of literary Greek. The unit will also involve the close reading and analysis of classic works of Greek prose and/or poetry, paying close attention to style and diction, and to literary and narrrative technique.
GRKA3601 The Language of the Greek Bible

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Brown Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA2600 OR (MGRK2675 and MGRK2676) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
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.
GRKA3603 Greek Oratory and Historiography

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alastair Blanshard Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Corequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)
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.
GRKA3605 Greek Drama

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Eric Csapo Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: GRKA3600 Assessment: 1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)
The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander 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.
GRKA4011 Greek Honours A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: two seminars, each seminar meeting for 3 hours per week for one semester Prerequisites: Credit average in 42 senior credit points of Greek including two of GRKA3603, 3604, 3605, 3606 plus 6 additional senior credit points of Greek, Latin or Ancient History. Assessment: a thesis of 15,000 words, 6,000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar and one exam
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Greek (Ancient) consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for three hours for one semester
3. one unseen exam on a Greek text.
The thesis should be of 15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000 words of written work or it equivalent.
The thesis is worth 45% of the final Honours mark, each of the seminars is worth 22.5% and the unseen exam is worth 10%.
The following seminars are on offer in 2014:
Greek Drama (Prof Eric Csapo) Greek Oratory and Historiography (Dr Alastair Blanshard)
For more information, contact Dr Eleanor Cowan, Honours coordinator.
GRKA4012 Greek Honours B

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Refer to GRKA4011 Corequisites: GRKA4011 Assessment: Refer to GRKA4011
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to GRKA4011
GRKA4013 Greek Honours C

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Refer to GRKA4011 Corequisites: GRKA4012 Assessment: Refer to GRKA4011
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to GRKA4011
GRKA4014 Greek Honours D

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Eleanor Cowan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Refer to GRKA4011 Corequisites: GRKA4013 Assessment: Refer to GRKA4011
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Refer to GRKA4011