Ancient Greek language for beginners 3101-DKGR
Introductory course of ancient Greek for students of archaeology, providing the most important elements of grammar and basic vocabulary that will allow the students to translate simple literary texts.
During the first semester the students learn basic facts about the history of the Greek language, standards of pronounciation, principles of some metrical forms and the following elements of the inflexion:
– First and Second Declension;
– First Conjugation in the Present Tense;
– the declension of some pronouns.
During the second semester the Third Declesion is treated as well as forms of some past tenses. At the same time the students learn about the genesis, structure and history of some words occuring in translated texts.
In order to be prepared for the classes and to be able to participate actively in them, the students should work at home for about 2.5 hours a week.
Type of course
Knowledge obtained by students during the one-year course of ancient Greek is elementary for the comprehension of texts written in this language. After the one-year course students have the knowledge of basic grammatical and lexical phenomena of the language and are able to use it in order to understand some simple texts. Students have also some practical knowledge (how to use the dictionaries and manuals of grammar), allowing them further individual work on Greek sources.
Written test after each semester (50 %); evaluation of the activity during the classes (50 %).
M. Mikuła, Ἑλληνιστὶ γινώσκεις; Podręcznik do nauki greki chrześcijańskiej (any edition)
M. Auerbach, M. Golias, Gramatyka grecka (any edition)
O. Jurewicz, Słownik grecko-polski, Warszawa 2000
Z. Abramowiczówna, Słownik grecko-polski, Warszawa 1965
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