Classical languages

Explore the legacy of our past through a range of classical language including Latin, Classical and New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Sanskrit. Our courses range from beginners to advanced levels. You can work towards joining a reading group where you will tackle some of the more advanced texts in the original language.

Want to study a Classical language at Build, but unsure where to begin? Read more information on the levels available to determine the right course for you.
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  1. Classical Greek 1 for absolute beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal opportunity to learn Classical Greek from scratch. Based on Reading Greek (2nd edition, 2 vols, CUP).
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Introduction to Neo-Latin

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover the literature in Latin from the fourteenth century through to the eighteenth.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Classical Greek 4 lower: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve your fluency in reading Greek and gain a greater knowledge of the structures of Greek grammar. This course continues from 'Classical Greek 3: module 3'.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Latin 1: module 1

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Latin. Also suitable for those who have a rusty knowledge of the language.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The understanding of yoga today seems to be limited to postures, flexibility and the physical and mental tenacity they are said to bestow. The philosophical fundament is largely unknown to modern practitioners. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the foundational text of yoga, provides a blueprint for liberation. It sets out an ontology, epistemology, praxis - a soteriological pathway to the ultimate goal. This course is an introduction to the philosophical foundation of yoga.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  6. New Testament Greek: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain fluency in reading New Testament Greek by translating the Gospel of Luke.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  7. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    An introduction to the basics of Classical Greek. Based on 'Reading Greek' (2nd edition, 2 vols, CUP).
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Biblical Hebrew 3: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Further your knowledge of Hebrew grammar and develop your ability to translate from the Bible.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Medieval Latin: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain fluency in reading and translating texts in Medieval Latin. Knowledge of classical Latin grammar is required.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Biblical Hebrew 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take the first steps to being able to translate the Bible from Hebrew with confidence, understanding what translations are unable to convey.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Sanskrit level 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write fairly complex sentences in the present and imperfect tense; understand and apply a range of noun declensions, thematic and athematic verb conjugations in the present system; you would have analysed and translated 15-20 verses from the ancient texts.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Sanskrit Vedic chanting: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Vac (speech) has been deified in Sanskrit culture since the time of the Rigveda. Properly articulated, Vedic scriptures are considered mystical and liberating. In this class we will learn Vedic recitation (mantroccarana) techniques from the Taittiriya school of the Yajurveda. Purifying pronunciation (uccarana-shuddhi) being the first step, texts for chanting will be taken from Vedic samhitas, brahmanas and upanisads. Bhakti literature and yoga mantras will be part of the corpus.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Latin inscriptions: the basics

    Course Date: Sat 20 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Latin inscriptions can be found almost everywhere, but can you work out what they mean? Learn how to interpret some of these inscriptions. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Latin for absolute beginners: module 1B

    Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to study the first rudiments of the Latin language.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  15. Herodotus translation for advanced learners

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your understanding of the Greek language by translating selected passages from the Histories by Herodotus. Suitable for advanced students.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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