An introduction to Ancient Greek literature
Spend a weekend with the creators of the western literary
Our topics will be Helen, for whose sake so many died at Troy, and Clytemnestra, whose husband survived the War but not his home-coming. We’ll follow them through several different genres, including epic poetry, tragedy, comedy, tragi-comedy and historiography. Clearly, one theme is dangerous women: other themes will include death, revenge, prophecy and myth.
No previous knowledge will be required, and all the texts will be translated into English.
The class size will be limited to sixteen, seated at three or four tables. Some parts of each session will be tutor-led; other parts will involve working in groups of 4-5 students.Do I need to know any Greek?
No, but you will have learned a little Greek by the end of the course.
The course fee will be £100.00 (£75.00 unwaged). Overnight accommodation and meals are not included: it will be the responsibility of students to arrange this for themselves.
place will be
reserved on receipt of your cheque. There will be a maximum of 16
students, so early booking is recommended. If a student withdraws more
than 4 weeks before course start a full refund will be paid; any
students withdrawing between 1 and 4 weeks before course start will
have half their fee returned. There will be no refund for students
withdrawing less than a week before course start.
To book a place on the course, please download and fill in the booking form here: Booking Form
This should be sent to Paul Pritchard, 2 (i) Rectory Road, Swffryd, Crumlin, Newport NP11 5EB
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