Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek

£70.00£130.00

The seventh Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek will take place in July 2022. Students can attend virtually on Zoom between Monday 4th and Friday 15th July, or in person at Queen’s University Belfast between Monday 18th and Friday 22nd July.

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The seventh Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek will take place in July 2022. It will be possible to attend this virtually on Zoom, or to attend in person at Queen’s University Belfast.

The virtual summer school will take place from Monday 4th – Friday 15th July. Classes will be available in Latin and Classical Greek at beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced levels. The virtual summer school is a continuous two week course, however students may enrol for the first week only.

The in-person summer school will be at Queen’s University Belfast from Monday 18th July until Friday 22nd July, and classes will be available in Latin and Classical Greek at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

Optional talks will follow classes on some days; these will be open to the public. See the provisional programme below for guest speakers.

Fees are as follows: £130 if registering for the two week virtual course, £70 if registering for the one week virtual course, £70 if registering for the one week in-person course.

Please note, it is not necessary to purchase textbooks for the Summer School. All notes and worksheets will be provided.

Scroll down for detailed list of classes.

To view the provisional programme click here:  Belfast Summer School 2022 programme

 

COURSES OFFERED IN 2022

NEW FOR 2022: OLD ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS (ONLINE ONLY)

Old English for Beginners is aimed at everyone who would like to learn Old English and have no prior or elementary knowledge. This intensive online course will cover pronunciation and grammar, and will include reading and translation workshops. The workshops will introduce various Old English texts to be read and translated with the help of glossaries. Students will thus have the chance to familiarise themselves with Old English texts in their manuscript context.

VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL: LATIN COURSES

Latin for beginners: In this course you will start at the absolute beginning, learning about how Latin forms its basic tenses (e.g. Present, Future, Imperfect) and how its nouns and adjectives look when used in different parts of a sentence. By the end of the course you will be familiar with case usage, tenses, and be able to translate a good range of basic sentences, including basic sentences in both adapted and original Latin.

Lower Intermediate Latin: This course is for students who already have the basics of Latin. You will be expected to understand what the different cases are, and at least one or two of the noun declensions. You will also be expected to understand at least the Present Tense Active forms of verbs. From there, we will introduce the other noun declensions, as well as the other Active tenses, finally touching on the Passive voice and participles. We will tackle practice sentences and passages throughout the course, and finally attempt unseen passages of original, unadapted Latin. These will be taken from a range of sources, but we will attempt both prose and poetry from the ancient world.

Upper Intermediate Latin: This course is for students who are familiar with all of the declensions and both the Active and Passive voices of all the verb tenses, as well as participles. We will cover more advanced grammar, for example, the Subjunctive mood and the different types of clauses (temporal, conditional, purpose, result), along with indirect statements and questions, before tackling a more advanced passage of Latin. The aim here is to consolidate your existing knowledge, building on material you covered in previous summer schools, or indeed previous Latin experience from school, university, or your own personal learning. This course will set you up well for tackling unadapted Latin texts on your own, with the help of a dictionary and grammar book.

Advanced Latin: In this course you will deal with completely unadapted and original Latin texts. A relatively advanced knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar will be required for this class. Students will undertake independent translation under the guidance of their instructor, who will offer explanation of the more advanced grammatical concepts you will encounter. Students will read Cicero Pro Cluentio and Vergil Aeneid 12.

 

VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL: CLASSICAL GREEK COURSES

Classical Greek for beginners: no previous knowledge of Greek is necessary for this course. Students are asked to learn the Greek alphabet before commencing the course, and instructions and a worksheet will be provided. We will learn about how verbs are formed, and about noun declensions. By the end of the course you will be able to translate basic sentences.

Lower Intermediate Classical Greek: This class is for those who already know some ancient Greek.  You are expected to understand the present tense active forms, first and second declension nouns and prepositions. We will continue with future, imperfect and aorist tenses, and third declension nouns. Students will translate from Greek to English, and English to Greek, and by the end of the course, we will read some adapted ancient Greek.

Upper Intermediate Classical Greek: This class is for students who are familiar with Imperfect, Future and Aorist tenses, Active and Middle voices. We will cover more advanced grammar such as the Subjunctive and Optative mood and their uses; the Passive voice, Perfect tense, and subordinate clauses such as indirect statements and purpose clauses. We will read adapted and original texts during the course. By the end of this course, students should be able to attempt translation of unadapted texts with the aid of a grammar and dictionary.

Advanced Classical Greek: In this course, students will translate un-adapted Greek texts under the guidance of their instructor, who will provide explanation of grammar and vocabulary as necessary. A reasonable grasp of the material covered in Lower Intermediate Classical Greek and Upper Intermediate Classical Greek (above) will be necessary for students attending this class. Students will read book 6 of Homer’s Odyssey.

 

IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: LATIN CLASSES

Latin for beginners: In this course you will start at the absolute beginning, learning about how Latin forms its basic tenses (e.g. Present, Future, Imperfect) and how its nouns and adjectives look when used in different parts of a sentence. By the end of the course you will be familiar with case usage, tenses, and be able to translate a good range of basic sentences, including basic sentences in both adapted and original Latin.

Intermediate Latin: This course is for students who already have the basics of Latin. You will be expected to understand what the different cases are, the first three noun declensions, and the Active voice forms of verbs. We will revise this initial material briefly before covering extra uses of the various cases, Relative Pronouns, the Passive voice of all verb tenses, and participles. We will tackle practice sentences and passages throughout the course, and finally attempt an unseen passages of original, unadapted Latin.

Advanced Latin: In this course you will deal with completely unadapted and original Latin texts. A relatively advanced knowledge of Latin vocabulary and grammar will be required for this class. Students will undertake independent translation under the guidance of their instructor, who will offer explanation of the more advanced grammatical concepts you will encounter. The text to be read will be confirmed shortly.

 

IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST: CLASSICAL GREEK CLASSES

Classical Greek for beginners: no previous knowledge of Greek is necessary for this course. Students are asked to learn the Greek alphabet before commencing the course, and instructions and a worksheet will be provided. We will learn about how verbs are formed, and about noun declensions. By the end of the course you will be able to translate basic sentences.

Intermediate Classical Greek: This class is for students who are familiar with imperfect, future and aorist tenses in the active voice. we will cover the middle and passive voices, contract verbs, demonstrative pronuns and adjectives, reflexive pronouns, and the genitive absolute. During the course, we will read adapted and original texts.

Advanced Classical Greek: In this course, students will translate un-adapted Greek texts under the guidance of their instructor, who will provide explanation of grammar and vocabulary as necessary. A reasonable grasp of the material covered in Lower Intermediate Classical Greek and Upper Intermediate Classical Greek (above) will be necessary for students attending this class. Students will read extracts from Plutarch’s Alcibiades.

 

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