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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This weekend course is part of a series designed for those who want to learn Classical Greek. Over a series of weekends, Beginner students are introduced to the basic elements of grammar through reading passages adapted from ancient Greek authors. At Intermediate level, students move onto collections of passages selected from major Greek writers, and finally, in the Advanced groups, students read what they choose from the whole of Greek literature. The set text for this Advanced Greek class is Plato Republic, Book 8, Part 1: 543A-555B2 + Critias Atlantis (text provided). The recommended edition is C Emlyn-Jones and W Preddy, Plato Republic Vol. II Books 6-10 (Loeb Classical Library, 2013).


Entry Requirements

This course is open to those who have taken the Beginners and Intermediate classes in Reading Classical Greek or who have a good basis in reading classical Greek through other study.  If you are not sure what level you are at please contact our team to discuss your options.

Please note that those who wish to begin studying Greek must attend the September 2016 course, as this is the only weekend suitable for complete beginners.

Advanced groups should note that further details of the texts to be studied will be published on in the weeks leading up to the course.

Our short courses are designed especially for adult learners who want to advance their personal or professional development. They are taught by tutors who are expert in both their subjects and in teaching students of all ages and experiences.

Please note that all teaching is in English. You should have near-native command of the English language in order to get the maximum benefit from the course.

Course dates

16 Sep 2016 to 18 Sep 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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