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.