Brush up your elementary Classical Greek
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG539
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to refresh your elementary Greek through the translation of short passages and grammar exercises, as well as to improve your pronunciation.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will translate short passages and revise the Greek declensions of nouns and adjectives as well as the present, imperfect and aorist tenses. Please contact the tutor through the Classics department 7-10 days before the start of the course in order to obtain the material necessary for the first class. Copies will also be made available in class on the day of the first lesson.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- translate short passages;
- decline nouns/adjectives/pronouns and conjugate verbs;
- read Ancient Greek with more confidence,.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have studied Greek for at least one year at City Lit or have an equivalent level of the language.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work. Translating short passages in Greek and doing grammar exercises, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. Homework: about 2 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Handouts with the Greek passages/exercises will be provided during each lesson.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 2 from September.
Ian has been teaching Latin & ancient Greek at the Citylit for 13 years, and before that taught youngsters in the independent sector. He qualified with a degree in Classics from King's College, London and says: 'In any one class at a school you might have only a handful who really want to study your subject, but here at the Citylit everyone in the class is there because they wish to be - learning purely for pleasure. People work well, in classes with a strong sense of loyalty, independent of syllabuses, and at the class's own pace. People I meet connected with Classics are amazed to hear that we have over 35 language classes a week. All this makes for a unique selling point. Ian takes one advanced Latin class as well as three of Greek, and outside the College he is a member of a team translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino of Florence, the Renaissance Platonist.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.