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.
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.