What is the course about?
This course aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Classical Greek, and helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
What will we cover?
We shall start from section 12 of Reading Greek.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Translate Greek passages adapted from ancient literary texts.
- Develop a confidence in writing into Greek from English.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Classical 2 module 2 and have a knowledge of Greek grammar as set out in Reading Greek, sections 1-11 or equivalent. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also to take part in class and group discussions on the readings.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work and some group work; translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises. The course requires at least 2 hours’ homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbooks: Reading Greek JACT (pub CUP) 2 vols: ‘Grammar and Exercises’ and ‘Text & Vocabulary’.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3 from September.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details