Greek language for students of political sciences

62-070  Greek language for students of political sciences

second cycle Master degree study programme Political Science

Course Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Jadranka Cergol


Students will achieve basic knowledge of Greek language and basic philosophical categories of Greek thought. Through lectures basic rules of grammar will be explained, which will allow to students the ability to read/translate original texts in greek language.
A major emphasis will be placed on nouns and verbs, which will be discussed in their main morphological variants. Generally speaking, following elements will be presented:

  • all declinations with specific nouns
  • all types of adjectives, comparison of adjectives and adverbs
  • numerals
  • pronouns
  • all verb conjugations
  • all times in indicative (present, imperfekt, FUTURE I and II, aorist, pluskvamperfekt)
  • all times in optative, subjunctive, imperative, infinitive, gerundive
  • basic syntactic rules of dependent sentences

During the exercises, students will practice the acquired knowledge with the help of original Greek texts. In addition to this, students will get familiar with the contents of fundamental authors of Greek thought like Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Demosthenes.  Selected passages will be read in greek and compared with existing Slovenian translations.

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