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The Warburg Institute offers an eight-session online course across the Autumn Term in Classical Greek for complete beginners. A principal aim will be to equip students with an essential set of linguistic navigational tools, which can serve as a springboard for further study of both language and literature. An initial level of competence in the language will, it is hoped, also engender a corresponding degree of confidence when it comes to encounters with Greek in Renaissance texts. 

Greek was a highly prized, but also deeply contested language right through the early modern period, and a further dimension of the course will be a consideration of the implications of using Greek during the 14th to the 17th centuries. The language textbook we will be using is John Taylor's Greek to GCSE (Part 1), and students are asked to obtain a copy of this in time for the start of the course. 

Registration and payment (for 8 classes across the Autumn Term 2021): 
  • Warburg students, staff and fellows: £75
  • School of Advanced Study students, staff and fellows / LAHP funded students: £90
  • External students /unwaged: £140
  • Standard rate: £160

Thursdays, 7 October - 2 December 2021 (excluding 4 November)
Tutor: Dr Lucy Nicholas
Via Zoom

Please contact Dr Lucy Nicholas if you have questions about the content of the course:

NB: the running of this course is dependent on minimum student uptake, so early booking is advised.

image: terracotta amphora, ca. 490 BCE - Metropolitan Museum of Art