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Classical Language and Texts: Greek III

Module titleClassical Language and Texts: Greek III
Module codeCLA3204
Academic year2023/4
Module staff

Dr Gabriele Galluzzo (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks



Number students taking module (anticipated)


Module description

This module will build on your existing knowledge of Greek. It will increase your fluency in reading whole Greek texts and strengthen your linguistic abilities. You will focus on studying a main set text and supplementary and supporting texts which will be complemented with classes dedicated to language and syntax work.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The module aims are:

  • To study set texts, Greek language work and the practice of literary criticism together in a single integrated module.
  • To prepare you for the study of Greek language and literature at a more advanced level.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate a grasp of Greek language both through translation from and into Greek and through the close study of a number of prose and versetexts

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 2. Identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures
  • 3. Interpret and critically analyse works from an advanced literary culture of an earlier era

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Interpret the meaning of complex, demanding texts and apply linguistic skills
  • 5. Demonstrate advanced independent study skills, as well as the ability to work in groups in literary discussion and in working on translation and grammar
  • 6. Demonstrate enhanced linguistic and communication skills, developed through engagement with the fundamentals of language structure, in both English and Greek

Syllabus plan

Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • One class per week is devoted to language/syntax work.
  • Two classes per week are devoted to the study of a main set text ('alpha text') and a number of supplementary or supporting texts ('beta texts').

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching663 x 1 hour seminar per week
Guided Independent Study234Independent study

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Formative Exercise 150 minutes1-2, 4-6Written feedback
Formative Exercise 250 minutes1-2, 4-6Written feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay 1201500 words1, 3-6Mark and written feedback
Essay 2201500 words1, 3-6Mark and written feedback
Test 11550 minutes1-2, 4-6Mark and written feedback
Test 21550 minutes1-2, 4-6Mark and written feedback
Test 31550 minutes1-2, 4-6Mark and written feedback
Test 41550 minutes1-2, 4-6Mark and written feedback

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Essay 1Essay 11, 3-6Referral/Deferral period
Essay 2Essay 21, 3-6Referral/Deferral period
Test 1Test 11-2, 4-6Referral/Deferral period
Test 2Test 21-2, 4-6Referral/Deferral period
Test 3Test 31-2, 4-6Referral/Deferral period
Test 4Test 41-2, 4-6Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Two alpha texts, to be confirmed by the module tutor. You will be given a list of beta texts to be read in conjunction with these works by the lecturer. 

By way of example, in past years the following texts have been studied:

  • Term 1: Herodotus, Histories, 1. (ed. Sleeman; BCP). 
  • Term 2: Sophocles, Philoctetes. (ed. Schein; CUP). 

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Key words search

Classics, Greek, Language

Credit value30
Module ECTS


Module pre-requisites

Greek A-Level, CLA1202 Classical Language & Texts: Greek II or equivalent.

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NQF level (module)


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