Ancient Greek 1: module 1

Course Dates: 03/10/24 - 05/12/24
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Keeley Street
Learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can begin to read straightforward Ancient Greek prose. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge of the language. Based on Greek to GCSE by J. Taylor (Bloomsbury 2016).
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Ancient Greek 1: module 1
  • Course Code: RG015
  • Dates: 03/10/24 - 05/12/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:30
  • Taught: Thu, Daytime
  • Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Szerdi Nagy

Course Code: RG015

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Thu, day, 03 Oct - 05 Dec '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course aims to introduce you to the basic grammatical structures of vocabulary of Ancient Greek.

What will we cover?

We will begin by becoming familiar with reading and writing the Greek script. We will study the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives, and articles.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read and write words in the Greek alphabet
- demonstrate some knowledge of definite article
- identify some forms of the declension of adjectives
- demonstrate some knowledge of present tense (indicative, imperative).

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for complete beginners although those who have some previous knowledge of Greek may wish to join for revision purposes. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
If you have never studied grammar before, you may benefit from attending one of the short courses titled “Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction”.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course consists of translation, grammar instructions and grammar exercises with a high level of student interaction (individual, pair and group work). Students are expected to do the homework regularly, check the material saved on Google Classroom and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours per week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring writing material. The textbook will be Greek to GCSE: Part 1 by J. Taylor, Bloomsbury: 2016 (ISBN 9781474255165)
We recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, after you’ve had confirmation that the class is suitable for you.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Ancient Greek 1 module 2.

Szerdi Nagy

Szerdi Nagy is an accomplished educator and lecturer with over 15 years of experience in the United Kingdom and South Africa teaching Ancient Greek, Latin and Classical Civilizations. Her academic journey has been profoundly influenced by her extensive study and work at a South African university, which has fueled her fascination with the intersection of Africa in the Ancient World and the profound impact of Classics on African cultures. Szerdi's expertise extends to diverse areas, including gender studies in the ancient world and the intricate world of ancient art. Her passion for these subjects has not only enriched her own academic but she strives to create a desire for her students to delve deeper into the realms of history, culture, and art from a unique perspective.

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