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Our 
Classes

Please bear with us while classes for the coming Hilary are being arranged.

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Latin

Elementary Latin

Greek

Elementary Greek

Wednesday, 11-12; Friday, 11-12; Lecturer's Suite, Jesus College

These classes are for those who have had no previous experience in Latin. They will be taught using Ørberg’s Familia Romana, a textbook in Latin you may have had the opportunity to see at our taster sessions, along with some fun exercises for practising grammar and vocabulary.

This course is a gentle introduction to Ancient Greek via the newly published textbook ‘Logos’. We will progress chapter by chapter, taking some additional material from other sources along the way, all with a view to using the language. There is the expectation that some, but not much, homework and preparation will be done outside of class, and the emphasis will be on mastering and activating what we learn before tackling later chapters.

Tuesday and Friday, 13:00-14:00; Classics Faculty, Room 42

Intermediate-Advanced Latin I

Wednesday, 12-13; Thursday, 12:40-13:40; Morley Fletcher Room, Worcester College

Intermediate Greek

TBD
 

TBD

On Wednesdays we’ll be reading Cicero: first we’ll finish the De Optimo Genere Oratorum, which we started last term, and then move onto the Pro Archia, the humanists’ favourite of Cicero’s orations. On Thursdays I’ll offer a brief introduction to the history of the Latin language, and we’ll read some early Latin inscriptions; this will be interspersed with a few sessions revising some of the trickier elements of Classical Latin syntax.

Intermediate-Advanced Latin II

Wednesday, 12:00; Online
 

This intermediate-advanced reading group will focus on Cicero for this term.

Greek Mods Revision Group

TBD, weeks I-IV
 

We will be running, in weeks 1-4, a reading group geared towards assisting revision of Greek Mods texts. Like all our sessions, these will be conducted largely in Greek, but more use will be made of English than normal, so as to be sure that we can find appropriate English idioms for translation. Focus will be primarily on the texts that everyone studies, but we'll also try to take particular requests into account.

Latin Mods Revision Group

Thursday, 15.00-16.30; Morley Fletcher Room, Worcester College

We will be running, in weeks 1-4, a reading group geared towards assisting revision of Latin Mods texts. Like all our sessions, these will be conducted largely in Latin, but more use will be made of English than normal, so as to be sure that we can find appropriate English idioms for translation. Focus will be primarily on the texts that everyone studies, but we'll also try to take particular requests into account.

Sanskrit

Elementary Sanskrit

TBD
 

Introductory Sanskrit Classes, taught by the active method.

Vergil Reading Group

Tuesday, 19:00; Seminar Room A, Worcester College, and online

Every Tuesday evening during term we gather, both in person and online, to read and discuss Virgil’s Aeneid—all in Latin. Everyone is welcome and, while you’ll need enough Latin to be able to follow the text, it’s not at all necessary to be a fluent speaker already: new members sometimes begin by just listening, to gain confidence, and in any case we all make (and learn from) mistakes occasionally. If you have any questions or would like to join the group, please email Nicholas or Cinna.

Regular Socials

Noctes Musarum

Saturdays, 19:00, Weeks I, III, V, VII;
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The Noctes Musarum are a well-established tradition. They are evenings devoted to conversation, singing and playing games in Ancient Greek and Latin. Refreshments are available for all participants.

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