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Unit Overview


This unit takes up the study of the language from CLAN2201 Greek 1, which is a prerequisite for it. Students continue to read Koine texts (the 'common' form of the language introduced in the first unit) and through graded exercises extend their knowledge of Ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar. In particular, the unit concentrates on the syntax, or sentence construction, of the language, since much of the morphology, the changing forms of individual words, has been covered in CLAN2201 Greek 1.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) recognise and describe the forms and functions of a greater variety of Greek nouns, adjectives, pronouns and verbs; (2) demonstrate understanding of more complex Greek sentence structure (syntax); (3) translate from Greek, without the aid of dictionaries, more complex passages composed of a larger set vocabulary; (4) compose more complex Greek sentences from a larger set vocabulary; and (5) use correct grammatical, especially syntactical, terminology in the analysis of Greek words and sentences.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class tests and (2) an end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Neil O'Sullivan
Unit rules
CLAN2201 Greek 1
or GREE1151 Begineers Greek 1
GREE2201 Intermediate Greek I
Contact hours
Language class - 3 x hours per week (over 12 weeks)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.