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Our termcard for Hilary 2023 can be found here.

Beginner's Latin

Wed. 11:00-12:00, Jesus College, Lecturer's Suite; Fri. 11:00-12:00, Jesus College, Memorial Room

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.

Beginner's Greek

Mon. 1:45-2:45 PM; Fri. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Jesus College, Memorial Room

This class is an introduction to Attic Greek through the spoken method. It will run twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays. The sessions are taught exclusively in Attic Greek, using questions, images, and diagrams! Additional English explanations of grammar, exercises (with solutions), and audiovisual recordings of the lessons are available as supplemental material. The course is designed for students with no prior experience of Greek, but if you have done a little Greek before then you are still very welcome to come. If you're at the level where you can read texts in the original then they are probably too easy for you. If you have never studied Greek before, you should come to both sessions, and probably try to spend about an hour per session on preparatory work, going over the material covered in the sessions. Over the course of the term you will meet most of the basic elements of Greek grammar, from cases and tenses to the uses of the subjunctive and optative. By the end of the academic year we will be reading original extracts from Attic authors.

Noctes Musarum

Sat. in odd weeks, 7:00-11:00 PM, Worcester College, Morley Fletcher Room

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.

Intermediate Latin

Tue. 4:00-5:00 PM, Pembroke College, Eccles Room; Thu. 2:00-3:00 PM, Worcester College, Morley Fletcher Room

Intermediate Latin classes will be partly focused on reading Sallust (on Tuesdays), and on the Somnium Scipionis from Book VI of Cicero’s De Re Publica (on Thursdays). These are recommended for those who already have good knowledge of Latin grammar and feel confident in reading and discussing these texts in the original.

Intermediate Greek

Mon. 10:30-11:30 AM; Wed. 10:40-11:40 AM, Jesus College, Memorial Room

One session, on Mondays, will combine general conversation (like at the start of the sessions last term) and some exercises and stories from Ἑλληνίζωμεν 2. For those of you who did Ἑλληνίζωμεν 2 last year, or are more comfortable with reading original texts, a reading group which will start off with Plato's analogy of the Cave (Republic, start of book 7) and subsequently go on to Lucian's True History on Wednesdays.

Vergil Reading Group

Tue. 7:00-8:00 PM, Worcester College, Seminar Room A, staircase 5 

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.

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