What is the course about?
This intensive course allows students who have completed the third module of Classical Greek 2 (or who have equivalent experience) to revise the Greek futures and aorists to get ready for the first module of Classical Greek 3.
What will we cover?
We shall revise the active and middle indicative future (sigmatic and contract) and the active and middle indicative, participle, and infinitive aorist (second and first, both sigmatic and a-sigmatic). Students will read adapted as well as unadapted passages provided by the tutor in the form of handouts; reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a thorough understanding of the formation and uses of the active and middle future indicative (sigmatic and contract);
- demonstrate a thorough understanding of the formation and uses of the active and middle aorist indicative (second and first, both sigmatic and a-sigmatic);
- demonstrate a reasonable familiarity with active and middle aorist participles and infinitives;
- have some insight into the derivation of English words.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for those who have completed Classical Greek 2: Module 3, or who have equivalent experience. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and take part in group discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on a traditional teaching approach, yet it aims at a high level of student interaction. Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and do approximately 15/30 minutes of homework per evening.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The tutor will provide handouts with grammar notes, exercises, and texts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Classical Greek 3: Module 1.
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