Unravelling Russian and its links with Old Slavonic

Course Dates: 23/06/21
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: Online
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Old Slavonic was the first Slavic literary language. Old Slavonic played a pivotal role in the formation of the Russian literary language. Historians credit the 9th-century Byzantine missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius with standardising the language and using it in translating the Bible and other Ancient Greek ecclesiastical texts as part of the Christianization of the Slavs. In this lecture you will discover how Old Slavonic influenced modern Russian.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LRW01

Wed, day, 23 Jun - 23 Jun '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This lecture celebrates the ancient world and accompanies the forthcoming Classics Week (RC061) organised by City Lit in partnership with the British Museum and University College London. This year’s inspiration is the major British Museum exhibition “Nero: the man behind the myth”.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Differences between Old Slavonic, Old Church Slavonic and Old Russian; the Old Slavonic alphabet as foundation for the Russian Alphabet; words of Old Slavonic origin which are still actively used in modern Russian.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Anyone with interest or curiosity for the ancient world is welcome to join. No previous knowledge required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a tutor-led lecture, with opportunities to ask questions throughout the session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No other costs. Please bring writing material if you wish to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You will find a list of all the courses offered by City Lit on our website, www.citylit.ac.uk.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.