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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Advanced Greek courses will appeal to those with a confident grasp of the fundamentals of the ancient Greek language and who want to explore a wide range of Greek texts in their original form. Over the course of the academic year we will read Euripides' Ion, Homer's Odyssey, Book 14, and select episodes from Thucydides' A History of the Peloponnesian War, Book 4. In the process of reading these texts we will concentrate on securing and developing the fundamentals of the language through an examination of the ancient Greeks and their literature.

The set text is: Homer Odyssey book 14. Available editions with commentary: A.M. Bowie (ed.), Homer Odyssey Books XIII & XIV (CUP, 2014) or W. Stanford (ed.), Homer Odyssey Books 13-24 (repr. BCP, 1998)


Fees and bursaries


Fees for weekend courses cover tuition, meals (except breakfast) and refreshments, including morning coffee and afternoon tea during teaching hours, and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited). Accommodation can be booked for an additional fee and includes breakfast.

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion). It is sometimes possible to stay for extra nights or extra meals, or to invite guests to meals, at an additional cost and by prior arrangement with the Admissions team.

If you do not wish to pay in full at the time of booking, you may pay a 15% registration fee as a deposit by credit/debit card. The balance will automatically be taken two weeks before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by cheque, you will need to pay in full when the booking is made.

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Course dates

15 Feb 2019 to 17 Feb 2019

Course duration

1 weekend

Apply by

11 Feb 2019

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

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