Basics of Greek Grammar

lglor1172  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Basics of Greek Grammar
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Seldeslachts Herman;
LFIAL1770 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.
Main themes
A systematic study of the syntax of classical Greek.
This course, to be taken in parallel with LGLOR1173, deals with the following themes:
1. The basic structures of Greek syntax, in particular complement clauses;
2. Morphology and syntax of the degrees of comparison of adjectives and adverbs;
3. Morphology and syntax of the demonstrative and personal pronouns;
4. The general principles of Greek accentuation and the accentuation of verb forms and clitics.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course, the student will have mastered the basic rules of Greek verbal syntax (including translation from French into Greek). He will also be familiar with the demonstrative and personal pronouns, as well as with some basic rules of Greek accentuation.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This course offers a systematic study of the basic rules of Greek syntax, especially the syntax of complementary and adverbial clauses (value of subordinate conjunctions; use of tenses and moods). The constructions will be illustrated by a linguistic analysis of Classical Greek sentences. This practical part also includes initiation into translation from French into Greek.
Teaching methods
Lectures coupled with numerous exercises.
Evaluation methods
One or two tests are organised during the term.
A final written exam evaluates the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the student, including translation from French into Greek.
Online resources
Les ouvrages de référence sont signalés au cours.
Grammaire de référence :
D. Planque, Grammaire grecque, 8e édition, Namur, 1977 (version pdf).
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus disponible sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome