The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Introduces students to the study of Ancient Greek, as written and spoken in Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, with some attention to koine Greek. Reading in the original language is accompanied by basic grammatical and syntactical instruction.


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To achieve a knowledge of vocabulary and grammar appropriate to 1000 level

2. To gain an understanding of common word order and grammatical constructions employed by Greek writers, and thus facilitate the reading of texts.

3. To read and understand specially prepared and graded Greek texts.

4. To enhance one's command of English by appreciation of its relation to and differences from ancient Greek.


The course covers the alphabet, simple word-order, the most common verb forms (active and middle verbs, four tenses, and participles), and the basic cases of all nouns and adjectives, and introduces a basic vocabulary sufficient to enhance understanding of Greek society.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Problem solving test

In Term Test: 2 x Class tests