Learn Classical & New Testament Greek at City Lit in London

Best known as the language of scholars, Ancient Greek was spoken by philosophers and mathematicians such as Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras and Archimedes. It is the foundation of many English words such as 'academy', which can be traced back to the ancient Greek word 'Akademia', referring to Plato's school of philosophy located near Athens.

Our Classical Greek courses will familiarise you with the grammatical structures for reading and translating Classical Greek. So if you are interested in being able to read Ancient Greek literature or the Greek New Testament then book your place on one of our beginner and advanced courses.

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  1. Classical Greek 1: module 2

    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable if you have completed Classical Greek 1: module 1 or have an equivalent knowledge. Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read straightforward Classical Greek prose. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge of the language.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 13 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects such as Greek inscriptions on architectural fragments, to provide a foundation in Classical Greek. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course continues from "Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners: module 1". Improve your fluency in reading Classical Greek and gain a greater knowledge of its grammatical structures. The course is based on Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press, 2007, 2nd edition).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basics of Classical Greek. Based on 'Reading Greek' (2nd edition, 2 vols, Cambridge University Press).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Classical Greek 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Delve into the intricacies of Greek syntax while you read adapted passages from Aristophanes’ comedies.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Classical Greek 5

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This term we shall be continuing our study of Sophocles’ famous ‘Oedipus the King’ in the original, and then go on to translate a selection of passages from Plato and Aristotle. We shall also be continuing to develop our understanding of Greek grammar using material provided by the tutor.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. New Testament Greek beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve deeper into New Testament Greek grammar while you start reading longer passages from the Gospels.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Classical Greek 4 upper: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue the transition into reading unadapted Greek, improving grammar and syntax skills with selected exercises.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Classical Greek 4 lower: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Classical Greek 5 advanced

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Ancient Greek by translating Sophocles’ play Oedipus at Colonus.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. Classical Greek 2: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further your knowledge of the grammatical structures for reading and translating Greek, which have been acquired in Greek 1 Module 2. The course is based on Reading Greek (Cambridge University Press 2007 edition).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. Classical Greek 1 for complete beginners module 3

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Classical Greek 1: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Continue to study the elementary structures of Ancient Greek. Based on the second edition of the Reading Greek (2007).
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. New Testament Greek intermediate: module 3

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain fluency in reading New Testament Greek by translating the Gospel of Luke and improve your knowledge of Koine Greek.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Classical Greek: an introduction for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

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