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 3/4: Upper-Intermediate
Students will read and translate passages from a variety of prose texts such as Herodotus, Plato, and koine Greek, including the Septuagint and New Testament. They will also be introduced to poetry, such as Homer and Aristophanes.
We shall be using Balme, Lawall, and Morwood’s highly successful and easy-to-follow Athenaze, An introduction to ancient Greek, Book I (3rd edn revised, Oxford University Press, 2016), and A. Keller & S. Russell, Learn to Read Greek, Part 1 (Yale University, 2012).
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 36 hours
- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes