KR002 Greek Grammar II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/4/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Petra Poláková (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Steklá, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Steklá, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 8:00–9:40 A22, Wed 8:00–9:40 A22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
KR001 Greek Grammar I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Continuation of normative grammar of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek. The aim of the course is the to broaden and deepen the knowledge of grammar so that the student would be able to read the original texts (with help of a dictionary). In addition to morphological phenomena, the student become acquainted with the basic syntax.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to: reproduce grammatical rules and paradigms studied within the course (vide syllabus of the course); apply grammatical rules in translating sentences into Greek and into Czech; describe the grammatical structure of a clause and distinguish morphological and syntactic devices used in the sentence; use synonymous expressive means to express selected grammatical phenomena; record selected vocabulary (with emphasis on verbs).
  • 1. Revision. Plosive consonant stemes.
  • 2. Declension: liquid consonant stems.
  • 3. Irregular comparison of adjectives and adverbs; declension of comparatives, numerals and pronouns.
  • 4. Relative pronouns; passive sigmatic aorist and passive future of verbs with vocalic and consonant explosive stems; consecutive clauses.
  • 5. Declension of nt-stems; declension of participles (pres.+fut. act.; aor. act.+pass.).
  • 6. Verbs with contracted e-stems, rules for vowel contraction in Ancient Greek.
  • 7. Declension: s-stems.
  • 8. Verbs with contracted a-stems; subjunctive in main clauses.
  • 9. Verbs with contracted o-stems; subjunctive in subordinate clauses, final clauses.
  • 10. Declension of vocalic stems.
  • 11. Declension of diphthongal stems.
  • 12. Revision.
    required literature
  • HEILMANN, W. and K. ROESKE. Lexis. Einführung in die griechische Sprache. Frankfurt am Main, 1972. info
  • NIEDERLE, Jindřich, Václav NIEDERLE and Ladislav VARCL. Mluvnice jazyka řeckého. Ve Vyšehradu 1. vyd. Praha: Vyšehrad, 1998. 288 s. ISBN 8070212837. info
  • LEPAŘ, František. Nehomérovský slovník řeckočeský. V Mladé Boleslavi: Karel Vačlena, 1892. 1181 s. info
    recommended literature
  • LIDDELL, H. G. and R. SCOTT. A Greek-English Dictionary. Oxford, 1951. info
  • MUCHNOVÁ, Dagmar. Syntax klasické řečtiny. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2004. 183 s. ISBN 8024607603. info
    not specified
  • MENGE, H. Repetitorium der griechischen Syntax. Wolfenbüttel, 1914. info
  • BORNEMANN, E. and E. RISCH. Griechische Grammatik. Frankfurt, 1978. info
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. info
  • SCHULZ, Jaroslav Gustav. Attické tvary slovesné : podle nápisů a rukopisů (Přív.) : Řecko-český slovník ; Attické tvary slovesné : podle nápisů a rukopisů. [S.l.]: [s.n.], 1988. 135 s. info
  • VLACHOS, V. P. Ta rimata omala ke anomala tis archeas ellinikis. Gutenber Athina, 1990. info
Teaching methods
Planned learning activities and teaching methods consist of lectures, reading Greek, excercises and drills during the lessons, homeworks. Students have an e-course with study materials and a sufficient number of tests to practice grammar.
Assessment methods
Credits are given at the end of the semester after the passing of the final written test (for scoring 70 %) which consists of translating a text from Greek to Czech, translating simple sentences from Czech to Greek, identifying and translating verb and noun forms.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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