Enhancing your abilities to read and teach Ancient Greek

June 16 to July 18, 2014
10:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Darren Keefe, Ph.D.
Greek and Latin Teacher
Saint Ignatius High School

Teachers receive a 33% tuition scholarship when enrolling in this course.

For more information or to register, contact Vivienne Porter, graduate admissions counselor, at vporter@jcu.edu or 216.397.4284.


Course Description

This course aims to equip developing readers of ancient Greek with added skill and confidence in engaging authentic texts.  Focusing on the dialect of Greek employed by Athenian authors of the classical period, we will examine comprehensively the syntax of the language, especially through comparison with Latin.  We will also explore Greek phonology as an aid to systematizing the language’s many word forms and consider the basic principles underlying Greek word order.

For current or aspiring teachers of ancient Greek, this course will furthermore be an opportunity to investigate what pedagogical strategies might most fully and rapidly bring students to competency in the language.  In order to reinforce our efforts, we will throughout the course read extensive selections of Attic prose (in either unadapted or lightly adapted form) from authors such as Plato, Lysias, and Thucydides.