Classical Greek 5

Course Dates: 21/01/19 - 01/04/19
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Ian Murray

This term we shall be reading Plato’s Apology of Socrates in the original, and continuing to improve grammar skills translating from English into Greek.


What is the course about?

On this advanced course you will gain more fluency in translating unadapted texts (with plenty of help!), improve your knowledge of classical Greek prose, and improve your skills and confidence in writing Greek.

What will we cover?

We shall be studying Plato’s great defence speech of Socrates - ‘The Apology’. Greek prose composition will include the extensive and flexible use of participles, and constructions with verbs of fearing.

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

- read and translate the text with confidence and enjoyment
- demonstrate extensive knowledge of Plato’s vocabulary & style
- appreciate the structure and features of a Greek defence speech from the 4th century BC
- show an increased ability & appreciation of Greek grammar and syntax.

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

You should have studied Greek for about four years. 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?

Each student will be assigned a portion of text to prepare each week, together with some grammar sentences. There will be general discussion on all points arising from the text. Homework: about 2 hours per week.

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

Plato’s Apology of Socrates (any edition); Writing Greek by Anderson & Taylor (pub BCP).

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

Classical Greek 5 module 3.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


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A really enjoyable course with a knowledgeable and helpful tutor
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Give it a go, persevere and don't worry if it seems very difficult to master, that's because it is! But the progress you make, although maybe slow and slight will be enormously satisfying!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/12/2018)
The Tutor is very knowledgeable and keen to make sure all students understand the translation and the grammar in the text. It is a Friendly and relaxed class despite the difficulty of the text.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/11/2018)
Excellent collegiate atmosphere. All participants contribute and the tutor has an excellent grasp of the language and literature and he is most meticulous in ensuring that all the participants understand the linguistic constructions, many of which are complex and very idiomatic.
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Review by Simon / (Posted on 09/07/2015)

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Course Code: RG145

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Mon, day, 21 Jan - 01 Apr '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

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