Classical Greek 2: module 3
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.
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What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to read straightforward Greek prose by gaining a knowledge of grammatical
structures and idiomatic Greek expressions. We shall be using Greek to GCSE by John Taylor, Volumes I (ISBN 978-1474255165) and Volume II (ISBN 978-1474255202).
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, starting from the third declension and allowing some revision on
the previous tenses (participle and aorist tense), and also focus on the declension of nouns and
adjectives, and adverbs. Students will work on original passages and short texts, and on adapted passages included
in the “Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary” volume, starting around section 5 (the passages will be made
available on Google Classroom). Grammar instruction and grammatical exercises will be combined with reading.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of aorist tense and participles
- identify verbs and tenses and more complex grammatical structures
- 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 2 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: “Greek to GCSE” by John Taylor, Bloomsbury 2016, Volume I and II (ISBN 978-1474255202). 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.
Other resources and texts will be provided by the tutor in electronic format through Google Classroom. If, however,
you would rather have your own copy in paper format, the material will be taken from: “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). This purchase is entirely
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3: module 1.
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to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
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