GRK20140 Intermediate Greek

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module is the third stage of an introduction to the ancient Greek language. Students are expected to have taken GRK10090 Greek Language I and GRK10100 Greek Language II, or equivalent. The textbook is Reading Greek, 2nd edition (2 vols), published by Cambridge University Press. The module will complete and revise Reading Greek, starting from section 13. By the end of the module you will have completed the introduction to ancient Greek grammar and are expected to be able to read unadapted texts. Students are expected to follow the module handbook in order to complete exercises and translations set, and to revise key grammar and vocabulary for each unit of the textbook. In class students will be taken through new grammatical concepts and come prepared to discuss their translations and the ideas contained in the texts. PLEASE NOTE that the School of Classics reserves the right to withdraw modules in the period up to and including the first week of the teaching trimester.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to - Translate passages of prepared text with confidence and accuracy - Translate passages of unprepared unadapted Greek - Manage a Greek vocabulary - Identify and analyse declensions of all nouns and adjectives - Conjugate all tenses of regular and irregular verbs - Solve complex grammatical exercises.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Small Group




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is delivered through seminars. In the Autumn 2020 trimester it is possible that some/all of these may be held online depending on government guidance for Covid-19. In the first portion of the module students will revise and complete Reading Greek, starting from section 13 of the textbook, where GRK10100 Greek II left off in the Spring 2019 trimester. Once the new grammar is completed they will move on to read selected passages from Plato and Herodotus in units 18 and 19 as time permits.

Students are expected to come to class having revised key grammar lessons and vocabulary. They should come prepared to translate and comment on any set texts assigned. Homework set will be evaluated and contribute to the overall final grade. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students are expected to have taken GRK10090 Greek Language I and GRK10100 Greek Language II, or equivalent.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
GRK20120 - Intermediate Greek 1, GRK20130 - Intermediate Greek 2

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: 1-hour test on grammar and syntax Week 9 n/a Graded No


Examination: Translation, grammar, and syntax Week 12 No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Coursework set as homework to be completed and assessed throughout the term. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Class Test: 1-hour test on grammar and syntax Week 4 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be delivered to students within 20 working days from the date of submission.

Name Role
Dr Christopher Farrell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Bridget Martin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer