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. Latin 1 for absolute beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course continues from "Latin 1 for complete beginners: module 2". Improve your fluency in reading Latin and gain a greater knowledge of its grammatical structures.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00

  2. Reading and interpreting Latin inscriptions

    Course Date: Sat 5 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere but can you work out what they mean? This course is aimed at students with some knowledge of Latin (a day course for those who don't know Latin will be offered in October).
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Sanskrit Vedic chanting: module 2

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Vac (speech) has been deified in Sanskrit culture since the time of the Rigveda. Properly articulated, Vedic scriptures are considered mystical and liberating. Continue to learn Vedic recitatation (mantroccarana) techniques. Texts for chanting will be taken from Vedic samhitas, brahmanas and upanisads. Bhakti literature and yoga mantras will be part of the corpus.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £45.00

  4. Latin 5 advanced: poetry group

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your knowledge and appreciation of Latin poetry. We shall be looking at meaning, metre and features of poetic language, in order to increase your enjoyment and deepen your understanding of the set texts.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

  5. Classical Greek 2: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to progresss through elementary Greek grammar as you move through the text and reading books.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  6. Classical Greek 3: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Classical Greek, and helping you to gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  7. Latin 1: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This course continues from Latin 1: module 2 in January. Improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin and gain a greater knowledge of grammatical structures.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £70.00

  8. Latin 2: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin. Based on the new edition of the Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press: 2016, 2 vols).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £75.00

  9. Classical Greek 5 advanced

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Ancient Greek by translating Aeschylus’ Choephoroi (The Libation Bearers). No separate grammar in this advanced class.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  10. Classical Greek 5: focus on grammar

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Consolidate your knowledge of the grammar and your fluency in reading Classical Greek by translating Book VI of Herodotus’ Histories.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  11. Classical Greek 4 upper: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue the transition into reading unadapted Greek, improving grammar and syntax skills with selected exercises.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  12. Latin 4 upper: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We shall be using two anthologies of unadapted Latin, one of prose, the other of verse, with plenty of notes to help. We shall also be revising grammar on a fortnightly basis using ‘Latin sentence & Idiom’ by Colebourn.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  13. Classical Greek 5 lower: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 17 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain greater confidence in your knowledge of Greek. Particularly suitable if you are progressing from adapted to unadapted Greek texts.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  14. Latin 4 lower: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Latin through the translation of passages in verse and prose, and consolidate your knowledge of the grammar.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £75.00

  15. Latin 5

    Course Date: Wed 18 Apr 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Latin poetry by translating Juvenal’s Satires I, III, X, and revise the main structures of Latin grammar.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £65.00

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