CLASSICAL GREEK
2.15 pm - Alternate Wednesdays

We use "Reading Greek" (C.U.P.), which takes you from a complete beginner to competence in reading Classical Greek, with additional books called "The Intellectual Revolution" and "A World of Heroes", containing extended extracts from Classical authors, including Plato, Thucydides, Homer and the Tragedians. The aim is to acquire enough grammar and experience of the language to be able to read these major authors in the original. It should take between 3 and 4 years at the rate of 2 hours a fortnight. A new course for beginners or those who learnt Greek a very long time ago will begin when the current course ends.

At the moment (in 2011), as a change from Classical Greek, we are reading the Acts of the Apostles, which provides an interesting insight into the development of the language and a change from the complexities of Classical Greek. We will read Plato's Apology when we have finished our N.T. excursion.