When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Giulia Donelli
  • Course Code W21LUSK03A

What you will learn

Join us as we expand and deepen our understanding of ancient Greek language and civilization by learning more advanced morphology and syntax rules. We shall practice reading and writing in the Ancient Greek alphabet, translation from Greek to English, and from English to Greek. We shall discover Greek derivatives in English and grasp key features of the culture and history of ancient Greece, exploring their bearing on modern cultures and the modern world.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn to use and recognize progressively more advanced principles of Greek grammar and syntax
  • Analyse sentence structure logically
  • Read and translate short texts in ancient Greek, including adapted texts from key authors
  • Practice translating sentences and short texts from English to Greek
  • Understand key aspects of the ancient Greek civilization and its bearing on modern languages and the modern world
  • Discover Greek derivatives in English


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Classes are delivered online via Microsoft Teams. The tutor uses Moodle (the virtual learning environment) to post material from the lesson and help you prepare for forthcoming lessons. In the course of the classes, we will practise reading and writing in ancient Greek; follow presentations; work in groups and pairs, translating texts; share thoughts within a friendly and stimulating atmosphere

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for students who know how to read and write using the ancient Greek alphabet, and are familiar with basic grammar and syntax rules. Other than that, an enthusiasm for languages and a curiosity towards the ancient world is all you need to enjoy the course! Previous knowledge of Latin language might also be helpful, but it is by no means necessary

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Regular work is given to be done at home to support and consolidate your learning. You should therefore dedicate some time for this on a weekly basis. It is important that you have access to a computer for the duration of the course and that you consult Moodle at least once a week. There is free computer access in the college library.

    What you need

    A course book will be negotiated at the start of term. Handouts and texts, where needed, will be provided by the tutor through Moodle or shared during classes on Microsoft Teams.

    What you can do next

    Your tutor will advise.