Classical Greek 1: module 3
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG307
Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read straightforward Greek prose by gaining a knowledge of basic grammatical structures. We shall be using Reading Greek, a textbook designed for adult learners based on original Greek sources.
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 shall continue to study the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives, adverbs, elision and crasis. Students will read adapted passages included in the “Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary” volume, starting around section 4A. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of the declension of nouns, adjectives and pronouns, in all three declensions
- identify verbs requiring the participle
- apply elision and crasis
- have some insight into the derivation of English words
- provide some information about ancient Athens.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have attended Classical Greek 1 modules 1 and 2, or have an equivalent knowledge. 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.
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 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.
Textbook: “Reading Greek” by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell, CUP), 2nd edition, 2 volumes:
- Text and Vocabulary (ISBN: 9780521698511)
- Grammar and Exercises (ISBN: 9780521698528).
Some copies are available in the library. An e-book version can also be purchased. 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?
Classical Greek 2: module 1.
Dr Nikoletta Manioti teaches Classical Greek and Latin. Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, she has a PhD in Classics from the University of Durham. Before coming to City Lit she held academic positions at the University of St Andrews (2012-17 and 2018-2021), at King's College London (2017-18), and at Birkbeck, University of London (2017-18). She is interested in all aspects of the ancient world, but her research focuses on the family and the representation of space in literature. She is currently writing a book on sisters in 1st century BC Rome. Nikoletta loves teaching in general, and Greek and Latin in particular. She loves learning languages too: she is fluent in Italian; reads French, German, and Spanish; and knows the basics of Portuguese and Swedish.
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.