Greek for Beginners

A weekly class for beginners: term 4 (Oct-Dec 2019).

Odysseus and the Sirens

Odysseus and Sirens (Ὀδύσσευς καὶ Σειρῆνες)

Course Content

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in Ancient Greek, the language of Homer, Plato and St Paul. 

This will be the second year of this course, but new members are welcome: the materials covered so far can be downloaded below.

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).

Formal Details

10 meetings on Tuesdays (3.30-5.00 pm)

Term dates: 1 Oct - 3 Dec 2019

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

Directions: see 

Class size: 6-10

Course fee: 120  (80 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

Course materials

Terms 1-3 course materials

Key to materials covered in terms 1-3

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