Classical Greek 4 upper: module 3

Course Dates: 21/04/20 - 30/06/20
Time: 14:45 - 16:15
Location: Online

Continue the transition into reading unadapted Greek, improving grammar and syntax skills with selected exercises.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

We will continue the transition into reading unadapted Greek, at the same time improving grammar and syntax skills with selected exercises.

What will we cover?

Using the textbooks Reading Greek and starting at around Section 20 we shall be reading passages from Homer, the story of Nausicaa. Then we shall start work from ‘Greek Beyond GCSE’ revising grammar and reading lightly adapted passages of Herodotus.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- identify all or most of the principal grammatical features of Homer’s Greek
-show familiarity with his style and dramatic technique.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have studied Greek for three years and should have completed Classical Greek 4 Lower - terms 1 & 2, or have equivalent experience. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course 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?

Whole class work. Translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises. Homework: about 2-3 hours per week.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Reading Greek by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers (Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell); 2nd edition, CUP, 2 vols; Text and Vocabulary; Grammar and Exercises; after that, ‘Greek Beyond GCSE’ by J Taylor pub BCP.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Classical Greek 5.

Tutor Biographies
Sean Gabb

Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: RG045

Tue, day, 21 Apr - 30 Jun '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

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