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Continued study of Greek literature and unseen passages, with emphasis on the development of knowledge of the language. This involves reading important texts by authors such as Sophocles, Euripides, Thucydides, Homer and others, as well as analysing these more fully in their cultural and literary context.
In building on what students have achieved in Greek 234, Greek 235 aims to deepen theirunderstanding of the Classical Greek language and culture as well as to broaden their knowledge of Greek literature. We shall aim to read about 600-700 lines of authors such as Plato, Thucydides, et al. Each reading session aims not only to clarify the text in terms of its linguistic components, but also to encourage appreciation and discussion of its literary, intellectual and dramatic qualities, and its appeal to ancient (as well as modern) sensibilities. Classes on unseens and grammar will usually be held on a weekly basis.
- 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
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
CLAS234, orsubject to approval of the Head of Department.
Classes will be held at the City Campus in the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.
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Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Humanities and Creative Arts