KR005 Greek Syntax I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021

The course is not taught in Autumn 2021

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
KR004 Greek Grammar IV
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The primary aim of the course is a systematic overview of the nominal syntax of Ancient Greek. The course introduces students to the general considerations of case syntax, teaches them all the most important functions of respective Greek cases and provides an overview of the prepositional system of Ancient Greek. 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 KR005 Greek Syntax I 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 KR004 Greek Grammar IV and continue with the course KR006 Greek Syntax II.
Learning outcomes
Following the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- describe the development of the case system from Proto-Indo-European to Ancient Greek;
- explain the most important functions of Greek nominative, genitive, dative, accusative and vocative cases;
- identify and actively form prepositional constructions;
- discern and correctly translate both prepositional and non-prepositional features of Greek nominal syntax;
- translate wider range of Greek texts thanks to newly obtained grammatical knowledge.
  • 1. Revision of the subordinate clauses, both in the form of dependent clauses with finite verbal form and nominal constructions with infinitives and participles.
  • 2. Nominative, vocative and accusative of object.
  • 3. Adverbial accusative.
  • 4. Double nominative, double accusative.
  • 5. Attributive and complementary genitive.
  • 6. Genitive of connection and separation.
  • 7. Adverbial genitive.
  • 8. Dative of direction and relation.
  • 9. Dative of indirect object.
  • 10. Adverbial dative.
  • 11. Prepositions.
  • 12. Revision.
  • Horáček, F. - Chlup, R. (2012). Učebnice klasické řečtiny. Praha: Academia.
  • Smyth, H. W. (1956). Greek Grammar. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Humbert, J. (2004). Syntaxe grecque. Paris: Klincksieck.
  • Lindemann, H. - Färber, H. (2003). Griechische Grammatik, Teil II: Satzlehre, Dialektgrammatik und Metrik. Heidelberg: Carl Winter.
  • Basile, N. (2001). Sintassi storica del greco antico. Levante: Bari.
  • Adrados, F. R. (1992). Nueva sintaxis del griego antiguo. Madrid: Gredos.
  • Meier-Brügger, M. (1992). Griechische Sprachwissenschaft I: Bibliographie - Einleitung - Syntax. Berlin - New York: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Bornemann, E. - Risch, E. (1986). Griechische Grammatik. Frankfurt am Main - Berlin - München: Diesterweg.
  • Crespo, E. - Conti, L. - Maquieira, H. (2003). Sintaxis del griego clásico. Madrid: Gredos.
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading and drills in classes, homework.
Assessment methods
The assessment method for the course is a written test that evaluates student's knowledge of the nominal syntax of Ancient Greek. The maximum duration of the test is 90 minutes and the pass mark is set to 70%.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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