• Class Number 2959
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr Caillan Davenport
    • Rosemary Selth
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
SELT Survey Results

This course continues the study of this key Classical language as students consolidate the basic elements covered in Continuing Ancient Greek, expand their working vocabulary, and are introduced to more advanced grammatical principles. Background information on the literature, culture and history of ancient Greece is woven into the subject matter throughout the semester. Upon completion of the course, students should have sufficient expertise to read texts of moderate difficulty with assistance. Students who complete this course are eligible to progress to Intermediate Ancient Greek II.

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 a broad range of grammatical structures and a limited range of vocabulary.
  3. Read and translate a range of passages in Ancient Greek with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.

Examination Material or equipment

No reference materials or electronic aids (e.g. laptops, phones etc.) are permitted in tests or examinations. 

Required Resources

Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course, Reading Greek, 2nd edition, Cambridge 2007. Volume 1: Text and Vocabulary. Volume 2: Grammar and Exercises. Please bring both books to all classes.

Staff Feedback

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

  • Written feedback to individual students on tests and exercises
  • Verbal feedback to whole class covering matters arising from continual assessments. 

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Reading Greek, Section 7D-F
2 Reading Greek, Section 7G-8A Weekly vocabulary test
3 Reading Greek, Section 8B-8C Weekly vocabulary test; Translation and Morphology Exercise 1
4 Reading Greek Section 9A-D Weekly vocabulary test
5 Reading Greek Section 9E-H Weekly vocabulary test; Translation and Morphology Exercise 2
6 Reading Greek Section 9H-9I Mid-Semester Test
7 Reading Greek Section 10A-C Weekly vocabulary test
8 Reading Greek Section 10D-E Weekly vocabulary test; Translation and Morphology Exercise 3
9 Reading Greek Section 11A-C Weekly vocabulary test
10 Reading Greek Section 12A-C Weekly vocabulary test; Translation and Morphology Exercise 4
11 Reading Greek Section 12D-F Weekly vocabulary test
12 Revision Weekly vocabulary test

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Translation and Morphology Exercises 35 % 1, 3
Vocabulary Tests 10 % 1, 3
45-minute Mid-Semester Test 15 % 1, 2, 3
Final three-hour examination 40 % 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 Academic Integrity . 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: 35 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3

Translation and Morphology Exercises

Exercises will be taken from Reading Greek and will be listed on Wattle. There will be four exercises throughout the semester, due in weeks 3, 5, 8, and 10. Exercises will be judged on their accuracy. 

Value: 35%

Presentation requirements: typed or handwritten exercises are acceptable

Estimated return date: within 2 weeks

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3

Vocabulary Tests

These short tests will be completed online in Wattle. 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 new vocabulary.

Value: 10%

Estimated return date: within 2 weeks

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

45-minute Mid-Semester Test

The mid-semester test will be conducted on Thursday in Week 6. The test will cover the vocabulary, grammatical forms, exercises and reading from Reading Greek covered in Weeks 1-5 of the course (and associated material from previous semesters).

Total time: 45 minutes

Value: 15%

Estimated return date: within 2 weeks

Assessment Task 4

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Final three-hour examination

The final assessment for the course will be a three-hour examination, conducted during the examination period. I will give you a detailed account of the format of the examination paper in Week 12 of the semester.

Value: 40%

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

Assignments (typed, or handwritten and then scanned) are submitted using Turnitin in the course Wattle site. You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records.

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

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

In GREK2121, this policy applies to the Vocabulary Tests (Assessment Task 2), Mid-Semester Test (Assessment Task 3) and Final Exam (Assessment Task 4).

Late submission permitted. 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.

In GREK2121, this policy applies to the Translation and Morphology Exercises (Assessment Task 1).

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

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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

Resubmission is not 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).

AsPr Caillan Davenport

Research Interests

AsPr Caillan Davenport

Thursday 10:00 12:00
Rosemary Selth

Research Interests

Rosemary Selth

By Appointment

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