Ancient Greek for reading & research (level 1)

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This course is aimed at people who want to learn Ancient Greek for Reading & Research purposes. If your language level ranges from beginners to lower intermediate, you are welcome to join.

Ancient Greek is the language of Aeschylus, Aesop, Alexander the Great, Archimedes, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Euclid, Euripides, Hippocrates, Homer, Pericles, Plato, Ptolemy, Sophocles, Thales, Thucydides, Xenophon, and lots of other famous characters from our Western heritage. It's also the language of the Greek New Testament - the original form of the books that make up the accounts of the teachings and revelations of Jesus Christ.

Ancient Greek is the foundation of many English words, from alpha 'adamant' to zeta 'zodiac'. In fact, roughly 60% of all English words and 90% of technical and scientific terms are derived from ancient Greek and Latin. If you are interested in a career in law or the medical profession, you will benefit enormously from the vocabulary building you will gain in our Ancient Greek classes.

Furthermore, if you happen to be interested in Ancient Greek literature, you could read in the original language. So much is lost in translation.

Levels offered: Ancient Greek

SUMMER SCHOOL (2 weeks intensive course) -  Beginners (level 1 - Equivalent to A1 and A2+)

You have little or no prior knowledge of Ancient Greek and and you want to learn Ancient Greek for reading and research purposes. This course focuses on developing reading and text interpreting skills.

Reading & research purposes Beginners (level 1 - Equivalent to A1 and A2+) - Available from October 2018

You have little or no prior knowledge of Ancient Greek and and you want to learn Ancient Greek for reading and research purposes. This course focuses on developing reading and text interpreting skills.

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Welcome: Ἀσπάζομαι (aspazomai) - 'to greet, to kiss, to embrace'

Counting:  A,α=1, B,β=2 Γ,γ=3 Δ,δ=4 Ε,ε=5...

Useful phrase: "γνῶθι σεαυτόν" (Pronunication: gnōthi seauton) (Know thyself)

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Modern Languages at Leicester, part of the School of Arts, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees combining French, Spanish and Italian with each other and with other academic subjects. We also offer degrees in translation and interpreting.

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NEW Courses 2018/19

The timetable for the year 2018/19 will be available here from Wednesday 1st August 2018 at noon.

2017-2018 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018