Classical Greek 5

Course Dates: 14/01/20 - 24/03/20
Time: 16:20 - 17:50
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Consolidate your fluency in reading Classical Greek by translating Aristophanes’ Clouds. This is a continuation from last term.


What is the course about?

The course aims to consolidate your fluency in reading Classical Greek by translating Aristophanes’ Clouds. This is a continuation from last term. We will be starting at line 607.

What will we cover?

We will translate and discuss Aristophane's Clouds. We will revise grammar structures through the translation of short passages contained in the anthology A Little Greek Reader.

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

- translate Aristophane's Clouds and appreciate its themes, language and style;
- recognise and understand grammatical structures with confidence.

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

You should have studied Greek for at least 4 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?

Whole class work; tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. Students will be asked to prepare grammar exercises and selected passages for each class. Homework: about 3-4 hours per week.

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

- Any edition of The Clouds by Aristophanes
- A Little Greek Reader, eds Morwood and Anderson (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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

Classical Greek 5 in Term 3.


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Pleasant supportive atmosphere.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/03/2020)
Come and join us - the class is very welcoming.
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Review by Sue / (Posted on 10/03/2020)
It is good fun and very suitable for somebody with at least A Level standard Greek
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
You will be entranced by your developing ability to read original Greek passages and thrilled with your increasing grasp of the grammar.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/11/2019)
It's challenging but immensely rewarding,
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
Just do it, lovely teacher, class mates and course!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/06/2019)
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)
Tutor Biographies
Emma Park

Emma Park is a freelance writer and tutor based in London. She has a background in classical literature and philosophy, with a DPhil from Oxford. She has published reviews and articles in the Spectator, Apollo (the art magazine), the Classical Review, the Hampstead Village Voice, Maritime Risk International, the Oxonian Review, and elsewhere. Her first play, ‘Boat People’, was performed in Pentameters Theatre, Hampstead, in February and March 2018. She is currently working on a second play and other projects. You can follow her on Twitter @DrEmmaPark.

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.

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Finished Tue, day, 14 Jan - 24 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

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