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 2020: Reading & research purposes Beginners (level 1 - Equivalent to A1 and A2+) AVAILABLE SUMMER 2021

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 over two intensive weeks.

Reading & research purposes Beginners (level 1 - Equivalent to A1 and A2+) AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2020

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 Intermediate (level 2 - Equivalent to B1+) AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2020

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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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t: +44 (0) 116 252 2662

Language skills on your transcript

Our language courses will be included on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript.

Language degrees

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 ONLINE Courses Summer 2020

We are offering new ONLINE courses during the summer term.

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