KR003 Greek Grammar III

Faculty of Arts
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)
KR002 Greek Grammar II
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
The primary aim of the course is to extend and deepen linguistic competences in normative Attic Greek grammar. In the domain of morphology, students learn esp. the optative mood, verbal flexion of the perfect root of thematic verbs, strong aorist and future tenses of passive roots and root aorist. In the domain of syntax, students learn the uses of optative in both main and subordinate clauses, indicative object clauses and indirect speech. Following the successful completion of the course, student will be able to identify and use the aforementioned grammatical phenomena and vocabulary from the Lexis textbook during both active and passive translation of texts written in Attic Greek. The course KR003 Greek Grammar III 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 KR002 Greek Grammar II and continue with the course KR004 Greek Grammar IV.
Learning outcomes
Following the successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- describe respective declension types of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek;
- explain morphological structure and function of the optative mood;
- identify and actively form perfect and passive aorist of the selected categories of Greek verbs;
- discern in the Greek text selected types of subordinate clauses;
- translate wider range of Greek texts thanks to improved vocabulary and newly obtained grammatical knowledge.
  • 1. Revision.
  • 2. Morphology of the optative mood; optative in main and subordinate clauses.
  • 3. Reflexive pronouns; optativus obliquus; indirect speech.
  • 4. Mediopassive perfect system of the verbs with vocalic and plosive stems.
  • 5. Plusquamperfect.
  • 6. Active perfect system of the verbs with vocalic and plosive stems.
  • 7. Perfect system of the verbs eidenai, dedienai, tethnanai.
  • 8. Irregular aorist passive and future passive; verbal adjectives.
  • 9. Athematic aorist.
  • 10. Aorist active and middle; future active and middle (verbs with liquid stems).
  • 11. Aorist passive and perfect (verbs with liquid stems).
  • 12. Revision.
  • Heilmann, W. - Roeske, K. - Rolf, W. (1973). Lexis: Einführung in die griechische Sprache. Frankfurt am Main - Berlin - München: Moritz Diesterweg.
  • Horáček, F. - Chlup, R. (2012). Učebnice klasické řečtiny. Praha: Academia.
  • Niederle, J. - Niederle, V. - Varcl, L. (1998). Mluvnice jazyka řeckého. Praha: Vyšehrad.
  • Hnátek, J. et al. (1998). Cvičebnice jazyka řeckého. Praha: Vyšehrad.
  • Lepař, F. (2008). Slovník řeckočeský. Praha: Rezek.
  • Smyth, H. W. (1956). Greek Grammar. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Zinsmeister, H. (1990). Griechische Grammatik, Teil I: Griechische Laut- und Formenlehre. Heidelberg: Carl Winter.
  • Lindemann, H. - Färber, H. (2003). Griechische Grammatik, Teil II: Satzlehre, Dialektgrammatik und Metrik. Heidelberg: Carl Winter.
  • Mastronarde, Donald J. (2013). Introduction to Attic Greek. Berkeley - Los Angeles - London: University of California Press.
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 normative Attic grammar. 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.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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