Greek for Beginners

A weekly class for continuing beginners: term 4 (Oct-Dec 2017).

Odysseus and the Sirens

Odysseus and Sirens (Ὀδύσσευς καὶ Σειρῆνες)

Course Content

This course is suitable for anyone who has made a start with Greek. To discover what has been covered in the first three terms, use the links below to the course materials and a key to what has been covered so far.

We'll continue our systematic study of the language by reading longer passages from works from different periods in a variety of dialects. We'll begin at the beginning of European literature with Homer's Iliad and we'll read passages from The Acts of the Apostles which prove its author's familiarity with Euripides' Bacchae. There will be many opportunities to discuss aspects of Greek literature, history and thought.

Course materials will be supplied by email or download: printed copies will be supplied if requested (but there will be an extra charge of 5).

Formal Details

10 meetings on Tuesdays (3.30-5.00 pm)

Term dates: 3 Oct -  5 Dec 2017 

Venue: The Folk House, 40a Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG

Directions: see

Class size: 6-10

Course fee: 110  (75 unwaged)

Materials will be supplied.

For further information, email

To book a place on the course, please download and fill in the booking form here: Booking Form

Download term 4 materials here

Download term 3 course materials here

Download term 1 & 2 course materials here

Download a key to materials covered in terms 1 - 3

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