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Classical Greek

The group comprises two sub-groups: Alpha and Neos. Alpha is made up of members who very competent in all aspects of the Classical Greek language; Neos have completed roughly half the GCSE course requirements; they are both competent in reading Greek stories, and in dealing with basic language structures. We all meet fortnightly, having prepared a Greek text which we translate in the respective sub-groups and discuss. Alpha continues to brush up and revise language structures, and Neos members steadily add to their basic language knowledge. Alpha tackles many of the major writers of prose and poetry: Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Demosthenes, Plutarch – and many more. We discuss and agree in the group which topics and writers we shall feature during the year. Neos uses a GCSE textbook course, written by a teacher who has produced many successful students of the language. Our meeting place is The Friends Meeting House in Sheffield. Halfway through our session we all enjoy a cup of coffee and a good chat about matters classical and otherwise; much cross-fertilisation of knowledge and ideas occurs!

CoordinatorDeidre Eastburn
Meeting Day/Time/ Frequency Wednesday afternoon, Fortnightly
Cost£3.50 per session
VenueQuaker Meeting House, S1
AccessAccessible public venue without hearing loop