This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in Ancient Greek, the language of Homer, Plato and St Paul. No previous knowledge will be assumed, but those joining for term 2 are advised to use the link below to review the materials covered in the first term.
In a course designed for complete beginners you will quickly learn the Greek alphabet and discover that English has already provided you with an extensive Greek vocabulary. Then you will be introduced to the grammar of Classical Greek and be able to read sentences from works by Greek authors (Classical and New Testament) and longer adapted passages of Greek. We shall touch on historical linguistics, in particular the relationship between Greek and English, and there will be many opportunities to discuss aspects of Classical Greek literature, history and thought.
Course materials will be supplied by email or download (link below): printed copies will be supplied if requested (but there will be an extra charge of £5).
10 meetings on Tuesdays (3.30-5.00 pm)
Term dates: 22 Jan - 26 Mar 2019
Venue: The Folk House, 40a Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG
Directions: see https://www.bristolfolkhouse.co.uk
Class size: 6-10
Course fee: £110 (£75 unwaged)
Materials will be supplied.