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This subject is designed for students who commenced the Ancient Greek stream with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent), have completed Ancient Greek 3 & 4 and preferably have also completed Ancient Greek 5. Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of a Greek poetic genre (e.g., drama or lyric poetry). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax, revising and consolidating knowledge acquired in Ancient Greek 5. Students will also undertake work in Ancient Greek literary and textual criticism. On completion of this subject, students should have consolidated their skills in working with Ancient Greek texts and have discovered some of the many important contributions which reading the original texts can make to understanding the ancient world.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
- read an Ancient Greek text in the original;
- consolidate their knowledge of grammar and syntax, and extend their vocabulary (including dialects used in drama, such as Doric), and learn Greek metres used in drama;
- gain knowledge of classical Greek history and culture;
- develop critical thinking skills and be able to think in theoretical terms;
- become familiar with the communication conventions of another culture.
Last updated: 17 February 2020