CLAN4103 Ancient Greek Language and Literature

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Classics and Ancient History [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit involves intensive study of literary ancient Greek texts in the original language. Students translate the set work(s) independently, thereby developing their command of the language. They perform philological, literary and historical criticism in dialogue with relevant modern scholarship and learn to set the texts in their wider cultural, intellectual, historical and literary contexts. The unit thus prepares students for research in Greek literature and language at postgraduate level.
Students are able to (1) independently and critically translate and analyse texts; (2) become increasingly capable of posing productive research questions to extend knowledge about Greek texts and carry out independent research which builds a foundation for postgraduate study in topics related to Greek literature and language; (3) critically evaluate ancient and modern approaches to Greek language and literature; and (4) display highly developed analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an end-of-semester examination; (2) a research essay; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Neil O'Sullivan
Unit rules
enrolment in honours in Classics and Ancient History and CLAN3204 Greek 4
GREE7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Greek), GREE7482 Honours Seminar 2 (Greek), GREE7483 Honours Seminar 3 (Greek), GREE7484 Honours Seminar 4 (Greek)
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  • 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.