• Class Number 2633
  • Term Code 3430
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Tatiana Bur
    • Dr Tatiana Bur
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/02/2024
  • Class End Date 24/05/2024
  • Census Date 05/04/2024
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/02/2024
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:

  1. recognise 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; and
  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 (dictionaries, grammars, etc.) 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.

There are a number of textbooks and grammars that can be useful to supplement your Ancient Greek learning journey. The Classics Centre (downstairs in AD Hope) has a good collection of books and grammars for ancient languages, and is a hub for student activities.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

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

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes
Translation and Morphology Exercises 30 % 1, 3
Vocabulary Tests 10 % 1, 3
45-minute Mid-Semester Test 15 % 1, 2, 3
Final three-hour examination 35 % 1, 2, 3
Participation 10 % 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 Integrity 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 Skills 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: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3

Translation and Morphology Exercises

There will be four translation and morphology exercises throughout the semester. Exercises will be distributed 2 weeks prior to submission date, and are due according to the following schedule:

Exercise 1 - week 3 = Monday 4th March

Exercise 2 - week 5 = Monday 18th March

Exercise 3 - week 8 = Monday 22nd April

Exercise 4 - week 10 = Monday 6th May

Value: 30%

Presentation requirements: typed or handwritten exercises are acceptable.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3

Vocabulary Tests

There will be five short vocabulary tests completed in class in weeks 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11. Tests are designed to ensure that students are staying on top of newly presented vocabulary, and retaining important vocabulary from previous study.

Value: 10%

Assessment Task 3

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

45-minute Mid-Semester Test

The mid-semester test will be conducted in class on Wednesday 27th March (Week 6). The test will cover the vocabulary, syntax, morphology, and reading 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: 35 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Final three-hour examination

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

Value: 35%

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3


Participation mark will be comprised of i. attendance; ii. participation in class (this includes but is not limited to asking and answering questions, translating text, discussion with peers in group work, etc.); iii. a short presentation on a grammar point in weeks 8-12.

Value: 10%

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

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

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

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).

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