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CLA4111 - Introductory ancient Greek A/3

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Dr Jane Griffiths


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit provides CLA Honours students with the opportunity to learn introductory Ancient. The unit is based on the CLA undergraduate Introductory Ancient Greek units, CLA1111/CLA2111/CLA3111, and aims to develop the student's language capability to the point that s/he is able to read unadapted texts with significant help in grammar and vocabulary. It is designed to give students a sufficiently comprehensive introduction to Attic Greek that they can continue further study to Intermediate and Advanced levels at post-graduate level.


By the completion of this unit, it is expected that students:

  • will have a basic understanding of Ancient Greek grammar and syntax;
  • will have a developing store of Attic Greek vocabulary;
  • will be able to read simplified/adapted texts from Attic authors, with help in grammar and vocabulary;
  • will have a growing understanding of elementary grammar, vocabulary and syntax sufficient to enable them to continue studies of in Introductory Ancient Greek B.


2 x 1 hour Exams: 60%
Class tests:30%
Participation: 10%

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture and two 1.5-hour tutorials per week


Eligibility to undertake CLA Honours





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