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Greek Language (Beginners')

Thinking about classical Greek?

Be assured "that the Latin once obtained, the Greek may be gotten with farre less labour, and every thing as certainly." Brinsley (1627) Ludus Literarius

It's not necessary to have learnt Latin, but it is certainly helpful, and some acquaintance with another inflected language is very helpful indeed. The course goes quickly, so we look for evidence that you are confident in learning a new language. This will typically be studying Latin, perhaps for a year at Warwick or to GCSE, or taking a modern language at A level.

Try a taster here.


    CX120/CX220/CX320

    This module offers the opportunity to learn the basics of the classical Greek language and is designed for students who have little or no previous experience of the language. The department believes that language is at the heart of the discipline and all students should, at the minimum, have a basic knowledge of one of the classical languages.

    While the Department welcomes enquiries from students outside the Classics Department, we anticipate that the 2020/21 course may have to be limited to members of the Classics department. Potential postgraduates from other Departments who need some Greek should should email the module co-ordinator, Clive Letchford, to signify their interest - we will see what we can do to accommodate you.

    There are three hours of teaching each week, consisting of three one-hour sessions. At the moment we anticipate that we will have all of them face-to-face on campus. Each session should be followed up with a least two hours of personal study after each class and consolidation needs to be carried out in the vacations. This is a 30 CAT course and so represents around 300 hours of study over the year.

    Attendance

    There are three hours of teaching each week. Our experience is that regular attendance is the single most important factor for success on this module. If you are ill, please email me as soon as possible giving an indication of why you could not be expected to attend. In the absence of any such email, your absence will be noted as unauthorised.

    Office hours

    Office Hours are an important part of the module, offering students the opportunity to have access to a 'language clinic'. My office hours for 2020/21 are to be decided.

     

    Module convenor: Mr Clive Letchford