Classical Greek 5

Course Dates: 29/04/19 - 08/07/19
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Ian Murray

This term we shall be studying Sophocles’ famous ‘Oedipus the King’ in the original, as well as continuing to develop our understanding of Greek grammar through prose composition.


What is the course about?

This course is about improving your knowledge and appreciation of Greek in one of its greatest playwrights. It is about deepening your understanding of the language, and enlarging your enjoyment.

What will we cover?

We shall be reading ‘Oedipus the King’ by Sophocles, and practising grammar with translation from English into Greek. Language work will include the indefinite construction and temporal clauses.

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

- read and translate with confidence and enjoyment
- demonstrate an extensive knowledge of Sophocles’ vocabulary & style
- recognise in Greek and write sentences using the indefinite construction, and clauses of time.

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: 1.5 - 2 hours per week.

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

Oedipus Rex, Sophocles (any edition); ‘Writing Greek’ by Anderson & Taylor (BCP).

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

Any one of a number of Classical Greek 5 courses in 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


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It is highly suitable for someone who has a good knowledge of Greek
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/03/2019)
difficult material but well worth the effort
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Review by anon / (Posted on 21/03/2019)
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: RG073

Started Mon, day, 29 Apr - 08 Jul '19

Duration: 9 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £103.00
Concession: £79.00

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