Basics of Greek Grammar

LGLOR1172  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Basics of Greek Grammar
5.0 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

LFIAL1770 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.

Main themes

A systematic study of the syntax of classical Greek.
This course, to be taken in parallel with LGLOR1173, deals with the following themes:
1. The basic structures of Greek syntax, in particular complement clauses;
2. Morphology and syntax of the degrees of comparison of adjectives and adverbs;
3. Morphology and syntax of the demonstrative and personal pronouns;
4. The general principles of Greek accentuation and the accentuation of verb forms and clitics.

Aims

At the end of the course, the student will have mastered the basic rules of Greek verbal syntax (including translation from French into Greek). He will also be familiar with the demonstrative and personal pronouns, as well as with some basic rules of Greek accentuation.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

This course offers a systematic study of the basic rules of Greek syntax, especially the syntax of complementary and adverbial clauses (value of subordinate conjunctions; use of tenses and moods). The constructions will be illustrated by a linguistic analysis of Classical Greek sentences. This practical part also includes initiation into translation from French into Greek.

Teaching methods

Lectures coupled with numerous exercises.

Evaluation methods

One or two tests are organised during the term.

A final written exam evaluates the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the student, including translation from French into Greek.

Online resources

https://moodleucl.uclouvain.be/course/view.php?id=10133

Bibliography
  • Syllabus disponible sur Moodle

Les ouvrages de référence sont signalés au cours.

Grammaire de référence :
D. Planque, Grammaire grecque, 8e édition, Namur, 1977 (version pdf).

Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome
5
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Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics
5
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Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology
5
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Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5
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Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General
5
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