CLAS234-20S1 (A) Semester One 2020 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Intermediate Greek Authors 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

This occurrence is not offered


A study of selected Greek texts and unseen passages, with emphasis on the development of knowledge of the language.

CLAS234: Intermediate Greek Authors 1 builds on what students have achieved in CLAS135 to deepen understanding of the Classical Greek language and culture as well as to broaden knowledge of Greek literature, especially dramatic and prose texts from Athens in the Classical period (i.e. fifth and fourth centuries BC).

Learning Outcomes

- ability to read texts closely modelled on ancient Greek authors of the fifth and fourth centuries BC
- ability to identify grammatical forms and their functions within texts
- enhanced understanding of ancient Greek grammar and extension of ancient Greek vocabulary
- enhanced understanding of literary genres, e.g. Old Comedy, Attic Prose, Oratory
- enhanced understanding of social and cultural life of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


CLAS135, or
subject to approval of the Head of Department.



Timetable Note

Classes will be held at the City Campus in the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.

Course Coordinator

Victor Parker


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tests 60% 3 tests at 20% each (60% of total)
Essay 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CLAS234 Occurrences

  • CLAS234-20S1 (A) Semester One 2020 (The Arts Centre Christchurch) - Not Offered