What is the course about?
The course aims to enhance your understanding of the Greek language by translating selected chapters taken from Book I of Herodotus' Histories. You will revise grammar structures and improve your knowledge of the Ionic dialect in which the Histories are written.
What will we cover?
We will translate selected passages from Herodotus' Histories, Book I. Please contact the tutor through the Classics department 7-10 days before the start of the course in order to obtain the material necessary for the first class. Copies will also be made available in class on the day of the first lesson.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- analyse and translate passages of Herodotus' Histories.
- appreciate the linguistic characteristics of Herodotus' language.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for intermediate/advanced students who have completed the study of the grammar. Passages from the Histories will be read in the original language. Teacher’s instructions and group discussions will be in English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work. Reading and translating passages from the Histories, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. Students are asked to prepare the translation of selected passages before each class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. The material will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any upper intermediate/advanced Classical Greek class from September.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details