Greek I

Objectives

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

Code

711091148

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

Maria Leonor Santa Bárbara de Carvalho

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 168

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

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

oral participation(10%), written test(45%), written test(45%)

Subject matter

I. PHONETICS
1. The Greek alphabet and its pronunciation.
2. Vowels, consonants and diphthongs.
3. Changes of vowels: short and lengthened vowels.
4. Greek accent. Breathings.
5. Punctuation-marks.
6. Most frequent phonetic phenomena.
II. INFLECTION
1. Definitions. Inflection, root, stem, endings.
2. Nouns: 1st and 2nd declensions; the article; adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions; pronouns.
3. Verbs: voices, moods, tenses, numbers and persons. Thematic and athematic verbs. The verb EIMI.
III. SYNTAX
1. The cases.
2. The functions of the cases: place, company, cause and time.
3. Independent sentences.
4. Parataxis and hypotaxis. Temporal and causal sentences.

Programs

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