KR015 Classical Greek III

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
KR014 Classical Greek II
Gramatika probíraná v řečtině I a II (KR013 a KR014).
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
Continuation of the normative grammar of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek. The main aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge of Ancient Greek grammar with other morphological (nominal, verbal) and syntactic categories in order to translate original texts. Students are encouraged to use tools to work with Greek texts (electronic dictionaries, databases, lists of irregular verbs, grammars).
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- be fully familiar with the system of Greek nouns and adjectives;
- find any Greek noun in the dictionary;
- understand the system of Greek participles and be able to adequately translate them into Czech;
- understand the principle of vowel contraction;
- recognize and determine contracted verbs;
- understand the function of the Greek subjunctive;
- analyze longer Greek sentences and identify the types of sentences;
- explain the use of grammatical phenomena in specific sentences;
- use the dictionary to understand the original Greek text.
  • 1. Passive aorist and future tense.
  • 2. System of Greek participles.
  • 3. Declension of participles.
  • 4. Participle constructions, tranlation of participles.
  • 5. Principles of vowel contraction in Greek.
  • 6. Contracted verbs.
  • 7. III declension: s-stems.
  • 8. III declension: -i and –y vocalic stems.
  • 9. Formation of subjunctive.
  • 10. Conjunctive in main clauses.
  • 11. Conjunctive in conditional, purpose and time subordinate clauses.
    required literature
  • NIEDERLE, Jindřich, Václav NIEDERLE and Ladislav VARCL. Mluvnice jazyka řeckého. Ve Vyšehradu 1. vyd. Praha: Vyšehrad. 288 s. ISBN 8070212837. 1998. info
  • LIDDELL, H. G. and R. SCOTT. A Greek-English Dictionary. Oxford, 1951. info
    recommended literature
  • LEPAŘ, František. Nehomérovský slovník řeckočeský. V Mladé Boleslavi: Karel Vačlena. 1181 s. 1892. info
  • SMYTH, Herbert Weir. Greek Grammar. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-36250-0. 2002. info
  • BORNEMANN, E. and E. RISCH. Griechische Grammatik. Frankfurt, 1978. info
    not specified
  • 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.]. 135 s. 1988. info
  • HEILMANN, W. and K. ROESKE. Lexis. Einführung in die griechische Sprache. Frankfurt am Main, 1972. info
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. info
  • MENGE, H. Repetitorium der griechischen Syntax. Wolfenbüttel, 1914. info
Teaching methods
Planned learning activities and teaching methods consist of lectures, practice (grammar exercises), reading of Greek texts, drill. During the semester it is obligatory to do homework.It is also compulsory to attend classes.
Assessment methods
Students' active attendance, including homework, is necessary. Credits are obtained by passing a written test. The test consists of a short Greek text translation, a translation of sentences from Greek into Czech. The text follows the grammar exercises: morphological determination of names and verbs, recognition of the narrative syntactic structures. Pass mark = 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
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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