Classical Greek 3: module 1
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG718
Please choose a course date
Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)
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 and 2 or an equivalent course.
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 be studying the conjugation of verbs and the position of adjectives. We shall be using the textbook Greek to GCSE by John Taylor, Part II, meant to be a good support for practising your translation skills and revise your grammar. Besides, we shall be using Reading Greek, a textbook designed for adult students based on original Greek sources, starting around section 5.
Students will read adapted passages from works by Plato, Herodotus, Aristophanes etc. 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...
- recognise stem changes
- conjugate verbs aorist indicative as well as participles (present and aorist)
- have some insights into Greek comedy and festivals
- have some insight into the derivation of English words
- demonstrate some knowledge around the role of women in ancient Greece.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Classical Greek for one year, 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, Part II (ISBN 9781853996566)
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 3: module 2.