• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Greek
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Burton
    • Dr Peter Londey
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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This course is designed for students who have completed Intermediate Greek or its equivalent. In any one semester students will read a whole text by a single author or a selection of texts (following a theme, or as an investigation of a genre). The aim will be to read the text, to discuss its content, and to appreciate it as a work of literature, or a work of history. During the semester students will revise aspects of language usage which they may find difficult and will complete language exercises, literary exercises, an essay, and a final examination.

This course will develop their skills in reading and comprehension of Ancient Greek.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify  grammatical constructions and remember significant vocabulary.
  2. Demonstrate Ancient Greek language skills by reading with understanding some passages of the author studied at sight; other passages with the aid of a dictionary and a commentary.
  3. Analyse the compositional style of the author studied and understand the impact of this style on the audience or reader.
  4. Set the text studied in its historical, social and cultural context.

Indicative Assessment

Exercises 1500 words (20%) [LO's 1, 2, 3]

Essay 2500 words (25%) [LO's 1, 2, 3, 4]

Mid-semester test (15%) [LO's 1, 2, 3, 4]

Final three-hour exam (40%) [LO's 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Three one-hour meetings per week and another seven hours of associated study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed GREK6101. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GREK2125. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed text(s) will be announced at least one semester before the course is offered.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Greek Literature E
3473 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Greek Literature F
8456 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
Reading Course
9299 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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