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Greek Language & Literature (Intermediate)

CX 126, 226, 326

depending on year of study


This module builds upon the Greek Language (Beginners) module and gives the opportunity to read significant passages of original authors. Students need to have a sound basis to enrol on the module: second year students will need to have completed the Greek Language module in a satisfactory manner with a minimum of 70% overall (unless it is a core module).

This module is also studied by first year undergraduates who have studied Greek at GCSE level in the sixth form.


There are three classes throughout the year (Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, weeks 1-3) excluding Reading Week (week 6) which are times for consolidation.


The course uses innovative communicative techniques and classes are an integral part of the course. These need to be backed up by a significant amount of independent study, for which extensive materials are available on-line. There are three hours of teaching each week, and this should be followed up with around two hours of personal study.

Attendance is required at all classes, unless there is a very good reason you cannot attend. If you have appointment you cannot miss, please discuss this in advance. If you are ill, you should email as soon as possible (preferably in advance) giving an indication of why you could not be expected to attend. In the absence of any such email, attendance will be noted as unauthorised in the register. Our experience is that regular attendance is the single most important factor for success on this module.

In the event that you have to miss classes for more than one week due to illness, university regulations require you to submit a medical certificate from your GP or similar to the departmental office. More importantly, you should be in email contact with the module tutor and your personal tutor since it is easy to fall behind in such a situation and catching up becomes progressively harder.


Office Hours are an important part of the module, offering students the opportunity to sort out areas of uncertainty as the module progresses. For 2018-19, my office hours are on Wednesdays 12-1 and Thursdays 11-12 in the first and second terms (excluding Reading Week) and Weeks 1 to 3 of the third term. You do not have to check in advance - just turn up. I am very happy to see you at other times, but please email me first. If there is a small query on the language, we can often sort this out with a quick email.

This module runs each year.

Module convenor: Mr Clive Letchford.