• Class Number 6115
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Sonia Pertsinidis
    • Dr Sonia Pertsinidis
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course continues the study of this key Classical language as students consolidate the elements covered in Intermediate Ancient Greek I.  Students will expand their working vocabulary while reading through a variety of  texts chosen to introduce them to the grammatical principles that underpin the literature of Ancient Greece. Upon completion of the course, students should have sufficient expertise to read texts of moderate difficulty with minimal assistance. Students who complete this course are eligible to progress to Advanced Ancient Greek.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Recognize and translate most morphological forms and grammatical structures found in Ancient Greek texts.
  2. Read and translate at sight passages of Ancient Greek containing an extensive range of grammatical structures and a broad range of vocabulary.
  3. Read and translate a range of passages in Ancient Greek with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.
  4. Discuss in-depth and with authority aspects of Ancient Greek literature and grammar

Examination Material or equipment

No reference materials are allowed in the tests or final examination.

Required Resources

JACT, Reading Greek: Grammar and Exercises. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press.

JACT, Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written feedback to individual students on tests, assignments, presentations and reports
  • Verbal comments to whole class covering matters arising from tests and assignments

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Course Schedule NB: We will be working through the final chapters of Reading Greek. The weekly schedule below is only an indication of our progress. The schedule on Wattle will provide a more detailed and up-to-date course plan as the semester proceeds.

Extensions and penalties NB: Alternate arrangements for weekly tests should be discussed with the course convener. Applications for extensions for weekly assignments must be discussed with the course convenor before the due date.  

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Reading Greek: 12G-I
2 Reading Greek: 13A-D Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
3 Reading Greek: 13E-I Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
4 Reading Greek: 14 Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
5 Reading Greek: 15 Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
6 Reading Greek: 16A-C Mid-semester test
7 Reading Greek: 16D-H Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
8 Reading Greek: 17A-C Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
9 Reading Greek: 17D-18 Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
10 Reading Greek: 19 Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
11 Reading Greek: 20 Weekly assignment Vocabulary test
12 Reading Greek Revision and presentations Weekly assignment Vocabulary test NB: Final examination will take place during the examination

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Vocabulary tests (10%) 10 % 1,3
Weekly assignments (30%) 30 % 1,3
In-class presentation and report (15%) 15 % 4
Mid-semester test (15%) 15 % 1,2,3
Final Examination (30%) 30 % 1,2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,3

Vocabulary tests (10%)

These short vocabulary tests are to be completed online in weeks 2-5 and 7-12. The material covered by each test will be listed on Wattle. These tests are intended to ensure that you are keeping up to date with learning new vocabulary and morphology. Completion of these tests is essential to your progress and is a requirement of the course.

Estimated return date: within 2 weeks

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,3

Weekly assignments (30%)

These assignments will be taken from Reading Greek and will be listed on Wattle. They must be submitted via Wattle for marking. They will rehearse the material covered in class the previous week and they will be due on Mondays by 5pm. These exercises will be judged on their accuracy.

Estimated return date: within 2 weeks

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 4

In-class presentation and report (15%)

This 15-minute presentation will be given in class time in week 12. The presentation and 1,000 word report will be on one of the texts that we have read in class, with particular reference to the grammar and syntax of the relevant passage. 

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Mid-semester test (15%)

The mid-semester test will be given in Week 6. The test will cover the vocabulary, grammatical forms, exercises and reading from Reading Greek up to the end of week 6.

Estimated return date: within 2 weeks

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Final Examination (30%)

The final assessment for the course will be a three-hour examination held during the examination period. I will give you a detailed account of the format of the examination paper in Week 12 of the semester. It will include passages for translation into English (from those studied during the semester); sentences for translation into English and into Greek (all focusing on the grammar and vocabulary studied during the semester); and questions on grammar.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

Exercises are submitted using the course Wattle site in .doc or .docx. Please keep a copy of the exercises for your records. Students are encouraged to handwrite their assignments, scan them and upload them onto Wattle. Alternatively, instructions for typing polytonic Greek can be found on the course site on Wattle. 

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments and weekly tests will be returned in person during regular class times or office consultation times.  

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

No resubmissions permitted.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Sonia Pertsinidis
6197 0057

Research Interests

Greek literature and language, philosophy, drama, mythology and fables. 

Dr Sonia Pertsinidis

Wednesday 12:00 13:00
Wednesday 12:00 13:00
Dr Sonia Pertsinidis

Research Interests

Dr Sonia Pertsinidis

Wednesday 12:00 13:00
Wednesday 12:00 13:00

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