Greek II - 2nd semester


a) To acquire knowledge in Greek language, in order to read and to understand simple texts (50%);
b) To develop text’s analysis techniques, in order to translate simple texts from Greek into Portuguese (25%);
c) To develop linguistic competences of the Greek language, in order to use basic lexical, morphological and syntactic structures (10%);
d) To establish relations between Greek language and modern languages, particularly the Portuguese, on basic lexical, morphological and syntactic structures (10%);
e) To acquire a minimum knowledge of Greek history and civilisation, in order to understand the texts studied (5%);
f) To read, analyse and translate properly into Portuguese simple Greek texts;
g) To recognize and identify different Greek morphological and syntactic structures;
h) To get minimum knowledge in order to understand, in first reading, a simple text in Greek.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Leonor Santa Bárbara


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



Greek I


a) Gramáticas
Alexandre Júnior, M., Gramática de Grego Clássico e Helenístico, Lisboa, Alcalá, 2003.
Goodwin, William W., A Greek Grammar, Londres, Macmillan, 1978.
Ragon, E., Grammaire Grecque, Paris, J. de Gigord, 1982.
b) Dicionários
Bailly, A., Dictionnaire de Grec-Français, Paris, Hachette, 1950.
Liddell, H. G., Abridged Greek Lexicon, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1977.

Teaching method

The teaching method used is the direct one with progressive approach.

Evaluation method

The evaluation consists in two written tests. The final mark will be the arithmetic mean between both tests, counting each 45%. The other 10% concern students’ oral participation.

Subject matter

1. Nouns: third declension; adjectives of third declension; pronouns.
2. Comparison of adjectives.
3. Verbs: following resumption of the study of thematic verbs and of verb EIMI. Secondary tenses. The subjunctive.
1. Functions of the cases (following resumption of the study of the previous semester).
2. Relative, consecutive and final clauses. Indirect discourse.
3. Genitive absolute.


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