Classical Greek 2: module 1
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read Greek prose by furthering the knowledge of grammatical structures You will building on the skills gained from attending Classical Greek 1 or an equivalent Beginners’ course. We will 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 will begin by becoming familiar with reading and writing the Greek script. We will revise the conjugation of verbs (present tense, imperfect, future, first and second aorist) the declension of nouns and adjectives, and articles. Students will read adapted passages taken from original texts and others included in the “Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary” volume Ia; Grammar topics and grammatical exercises will be combined with reading.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate some knowledge of aorist tense
- identify forms of the declension of adjectives
- demonstrate some knowledge of third declension nouns
- have some insight into the derivation of English words.
- have some insight into the world of ancient Greece.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for near-beginners although those who have 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.
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: “Greek to GCSE” from John Taylor, Volume I and II.
Other resources taken from Reading Greek will be provided in electronic format by the tutor. If you wish to purchase your own copy of this book the details are: “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).
An e-book version can also be purchased. This purchase is entirely optional.
If you are new to this class, we recommend you purchase the textbook 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 2.