FTR-THMA100
Seminar Greek
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-THMA100
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Theologie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
dr. R.J.J. Blankenborg
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Lecturer
dr. R.J.J. Blankenborg
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Contactperson for the course
dr. R.J.J. Blankenborg
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Academic year2018
Period
PER1-PER2  (03/09/2018 to 06/01/2019)
Starting block
PER1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • paraphrase Greek texts of an intermediary level;
  • read texts (with the use of aids, such as Bauer’s New Testament lexicon) from the New Testament in ancient Greek;
  • recognize vocabulary, morphology, syntax and the basic characteristics of New Testament Greek.     
Content

In this course, a follow-up of the BA2 Greek I course, the central focus shifts from studying the basics of Greek to the actual reading of the source texts. This means that grammar, syntax and vocabulary will concentrate on the texts studied, and will not be treated extensively as a means in itself. The selection of texts, based on relevance, accessibility, and variety, will include different text types to familiarize the student with the breadth and nature of the Greek source texts.

Test information
Presentation and brief written paper based on the presentation (30%). Final exam after period 2 (70%).

Prerequisites
This seminar is open only to students who have successfully passed the Greek I course, or an equivalent course on the same level (e.g. Greek at VWO level). Foreign students should consult the instructor before the start of the course. Students are expected to have basic knowledge of modern grammar and its terminology, including parts of speech. Issues of grammar will be treated and repeated in class, but only as occasioned by problems encountered in reading and translating the Greek texts.

Required materials
Literature
ISBN:978-0521654470
Title:New Testament Greek: A Reader
Author:Joint Association of Classical Teachers
Publisher:Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001
Literature
A Greek grammar. Readers of Dutch are advised to use.
ISBN:978-9046900796
Title:Nieuwtestamentisch Grieks. Een beknopte grammatica.
Author:P.M. Hensels
Publisher:Muiderberg: Uitgeverij Coutinho, 2008. ISBN , 280 p.
Costs:32.50

Recommended materials
Literature
ISBN:9789022885048
Title:Kleine Griekse grammatica
Author:J. Nuchelmans
Publisher:1987, 128 p.
Edition:19
Costs:17.50
Reader
Readers of English (or German) should consult the instructor; in general the grammar with which the student has familiarized himself in his basic training may suffice.

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

General
Classes will focus on reading texts from the Greek New Testament, all in the original language. You are expected to actively prepare translations, use secondary aids (commentaries, dictionaries, digital resources), and comment on issues addressed in class.

Tests
Written exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock TENT2, Block TENT3