About this course
Learning Ancient Greek – for non-Greek speakers
Ancient Greek, the language of Aeschylus, Aesop, Alexander the Great, Archimedes, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Euclid, Euripides, Hippocrates, Homer, Pericles, Plato, Ptolemy, Sophocles, Thales, Thucydides, Xenophon, the language of the New Testament and the Holy Fathers, is foundational. Even in the 21st century, we continue to think about heroism, mythology, tragedy, comedy, satire, history, the novel, destiny, virtue, politics, art, science, and philosophy largely because of what people said and wrote in this subtle language. The influence of the ancient Greeks is still around us and within us. Learning Greek is excellent training for such diverse fields as literature and linguistics, theology, philosophy, political science, and law.
The Evgenios Voulgaris Academy of the St. Maxim the Greek Institute (running under the blessing of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Mount Athos) will be offering four graded webinar courses in Ancient Greek in the academic year 2022-23.
Where necessary, a placement test will be given to participants before admitting them to their appropriate level.
Each class will last two hours and will meet twice weekly for a total of 36 hours roughly over a four-month period.
A certificate of attendance will be given to students upon completion of the course.
Course 4/4: Advanced
Students will be offered the opportunity for growth in fluency of reading and interpreting classical Greek prose and poetry as well as prose passages from the Septuagint and New Testament (koine) and the early Church Fathers.
We shall be using a variety of texts, many of them drawn from A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Greek, Part 2 (Yale University, 2012), and D. A. Russell, An Anthology of Greek Prose (Oxford University Press, 1991).
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 36 hours
- Skill level Expert
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes