KR006 Greek Syntax II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Juraj Franek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Juraj Franek, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 12:00–13:40 B2.42
Prerequisites (in Czech)
KR005 Greek Syntax I
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The primary aim of the course is a systematic overview of the verbal syntax of Ancient Greek. The course introduces students to the general considerations of verbal syntax and teaches them all the most important functions of Ancient Greek subordinate clauses. Following the successful completion of the course, student will be able to identify and use the aforementioned grammatical phenomena during both active and passive translation of texts written in Attic Greek. The course KR006 Greek Syntax II froms part of the set of basic obligatory courses for the study programme Ancient Greek Language and Literature. Students enroll into this course following the completion of KR005 Greek Syntax I.
Learning outcomes
Following the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- provide a systematic overview of Greek syntax, especially of the subordinate clauses and constructions, dependent clauses with finite verbal form and nominal constructions with infinitives and participles, and their functional equivalence;
- transform finite clauses to non-finite clauses and vice versa;
- translate authentic Greek texts containing aforementioned phenomena into Czech;
- translate simple model Czech sentences into Ancient Greek.
  • 1. Definition of basic terms.
  • 2. Parataxis and hypotaxis.
  • 3. Content clauses declarative, optative and interrogative.
  • 4. Relative clauses; syntactical characteristics of Greek relative clauses.
  • 5. Adverbial propositions; semantic equivalence of the form of dependent clauses with finite verbal form and nominal constructions with infinitives and participles.
  • 6. Temporal clauses.
  • 7. Causal clauses.
  • 8. Final and consecutive clauses.
  • 9. Conditional and concessive clauses.
  • 10. Modal clauses (comparison, device, circumstance, exception, respect).
  • 11. Paratactic sentences.
  • 12. Revision.
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  • Bartoněk, A. (2008). Řecko-latinská syntax v evropském kontextu. Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Horáček, F. - Chlup, R. (2012). Učebnice klasické řečtiny. Praha: Academia.
  • Adrados, F. R. (1992). Nueva sintaxis del griego antiguo. Madrid: Gredos.
  • Crespo, E. - Conti, L. - Maquieira, H. (2003). Sintaxis del griego clásico. Madrid: Gredos.
  • Smyth, H. W. (1956). Greek Grammar. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Goodwin, W. W. (1998). Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb. London: Bristol Classical Press.
  • Menge, H. - Thierfelder, A. - Wiesner, J. (1999). Repetitorium der griechischen Syntax. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
  • Lindemann, H. - Färber, H. (2003). Griechische Grammatik, Teil II: Satzlehre, Dialektgrammatik und Metrik. Heidelberg: Carl Winter.
  • Rijksbaron, A. (2002). The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Bornemann, E. - Risch, E. (1986). Griechische Grammatik. Frankfurt am Main - Berlin - München: Diesterweg.
  • Humbert, J. (2004). Syntaxe grecque. Paris: Klincksieck.
  • Duhoux, Y. (2000). Le verbe grec ancien: Élements de morphologie et de syntaxe historiques. Louvain-la-Neuve: Peeters.
  • Basile, N. (2001). Sintassi storica del greco antico. Levante: Bari.
  • Meier-Brügger, M. (1992). Griechische Sprachwissenschaft I: Bibliographie - Einleitung - Syntax. Berlin - New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading and drills in classes, homework.
Assessment methods
The assessment method for the course is an oral examination that evaluates student's ability of syntactical analysis demonstrated by detailed description of nominal and verbal syntax in a selected part of the Greek text.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2022.
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