Classical languages

Explore the legacy of our past through a range of classical language including Latin, Classical and New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Sanskrit. Our courses range from beginners to advanced levels. You can work towards joining a reading group where you will tackle some of the more advanced texts in the original language.

Want to study a Classical language at City Lit, but unsure where to begin? Read more information on the levels available to determine the right course for you.
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  1. Herodotus translation for advanced learners

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your understanding of the Greek language by translating selected passages from the Histories by Herodotus. Suitable for advanced students.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic Classical Greek from scratch. Suitable if you are considering the Classical Greek level 1 course in September. Based on the tutor's own material.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £70.00

  3. Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal opportunity to continue learning Classical Greek. This class continues from 'Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 2' (RG148) which started in April. Based on Reading Greek (2nd edition, 2 vols, CUP).
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £50.00

  4. Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world. Get a taste of its grammar and begin to access the Bhagavad Gita, epics and yoga texts in the original language of their composition.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. Brush up your elementary Latin

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refresh your long-forgotten skills and enhance your pleasure for basic understanding of the language.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Stories from the Bible

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course introduces you to the some of the stories that show how profound and interesting the bible is, and also show how translations cannot always convey the subtlety of the original text.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £40.00

  7. Brush up your advanced Latin

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Brush up your advanced Latin by translating selected love poems taken from the third book of Ovid's Amores.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Brush up your intermediate Latin

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refresh your forgotten intermediate Latin and enhance your pleasure in understanding the language.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. Introduction to medieval Latin

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to medieval Latin and its main linguistic features through the reading and translation of selected texts. Knowledge of classical Latin grammar is required.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. A taster of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    Course Date: Thu 2 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Patanjali’s Yogasutras, the foundational text of yoga.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Brush up your elementary Classical Greek

    Course Date: Fri 3 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Refresh your elementary Greek and enhance your pleasure in understanding the language.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Latin: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and start learning this fascinating language from scratch. Ideal if you are considering joining 'Latin 1: module 1' in September.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £70.00

  13. Get ready for Latin 2

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A one-week course ideal for those who are planning to attend Latin level 2. You will be able to revise and consolidate your knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary covered the previous year.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Biblical Hebrew advanced

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and further develop your ability to translate from the Bible.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  15. Get ready for Classical Greek 3

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

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