• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Greek
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History, European Languages, Ancient Greek
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Estelle Strazdins
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
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This course introduces students to the study of Ancient Greek. It consists of a series of carefully graded readings drawn (for the most part in modified form) from the writers of the Greek world, including Aristophanes and Plato. As students work through these readings they are introduced to the fundamental grammatical principles that underpin Greek and to a basic working vocabulary in Greek.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. recognise and translate around 30% of the morphological forms and grammatical structures found in Ancient Greek texts;
  2. recognise and classify a range of different parts of speech;
  3. read and translate at sight passages of Ancient Greek containing a limited range of grammatical structures and a basic foundational vocabulary; and
  4. read and translate a greater range of passages in Ancient Greek with the aid of a dictionary and/or grammatical reference.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz Task (10-question quizzes to be designed by students for their peers) (10) [LO 1,2]
  2. Regular Assignments (approx. 1000 words total) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Mid-Semester Test (45 minutes) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Final Examination (2 hours) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Participation (all classes) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 48 hours of contact in language classes over 12 weeks, and

b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

This course is for complete beginners. You are not able to enrol if you have completed prior Ancient Greek study at ANU or if you have studied Year 12 Ancient Greek (in which case you should enrol in GREK3125: Advanced Ancient Greek).

Prescribed Texts

JACT, Reading Greek 2nd edn., 2 vols (CUP 2007)

Assumed Knowledge

No assumed knowledge


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3449 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

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