Classical Greek 2: module 2
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RG672
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 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 or an equivalent Beginners’ 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 first aorist indicative (active and middle), the present infinitive, comparatives and superlatives. We shall be using the textbook Reading Greek, a textbook designed for adult students based on original Greek sources, starting around section 6. 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...
- demonstrate some knowledge of the formation and uses of the aorist indicative (active and middle);
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of the declension of nouns, adjectives and pronouns, in all three declensions
- demonstrate some knowledge of the formation and functions of present infinitives
- have some insight into the derivation of English words;
- have some insight into Greek measurements and maths.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have attended Classical Greek 2 module 1, 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).
An e-book version can also be purchased.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 2: module 3.
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.