5 thoughts on “Why learn Ancient Greek?

  1. Hi Helen
    Surprisingly I’m quite busy at present working on my Latin for A Level for summer 2021, but I would love at some point to take my Greek further (it’s about O Level standard).
    Please would you put me on your distribution list even though I’m unable to do any Greek at present.

    Best wishes
    Allan Brown

  2. Whilst I always scored well at school, I found my self being perpetually bored and never doing any work. When I started Classical Civilisation at A-Level this all changed. I was extremely interested in the content, and I put scored my other courses by almost 20%. I then went on to study Classics at University, where my love for the Greek world continued to grow, and I now hope to apply for a Masters degree in the coming year to study the Greek world further and to hopefully create a career out of this passion.

  3. hi Helen – I am 78 years old and am teaching myself Ancient Greek. I love it, but find it very challenging. I enjoy working out the meanings of the words and hope to continue until I can read some of the marvellous works available to us. I have already taught myself Latin and am now revising it as well.

  4. I have two degrees in anthropology, loved archaeology and thought I would pursue a career in that, but I have so many other interests that I eventually went to library school and became a university subject librarian (spec. history and
    English). I just retired from that most fulfilling career. Working on campus, I was able to take classes in Greek (1 and 1/2 years) and pursue masters degrees in both Anthro and English. I really want to continue with Greek, but am not sure I have the discipline to do much more than an occasional “refresher.” As a University Librarian, I wrote a couple of articles on Jane Ellen Harrison and published an annotated bibliography on the Cambridge Ritualists (JEH, GM, FMC, and AB Cook) now available online – https://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00011402/00001 . Would like to write more on them and finish an article on Murray’s translations of Euripides and take a few refresher classes in Greek but, even though i am retired, I’m busier than ever. COVID-19 has meant that I homeschool two grandchildren and take care of elderly parents. If not this time, maybe in the future. I think it is wonderful that you are providing this service.

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