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Summer School for Classical and Oriental Languages, 13 July - 7 August, 2020, Lucian Blaga University, Romania


Deadline:

May 01, 2020

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July 13, 2020 - August 07, 2020


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Summer School for Classical and Oriental Languages

The Institute of Ecumenical Research, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu is pleased to organize courses in Old Slavonic, Latin and Ancient Greek for the summer of 2020. The instruction language for each course is English. Each course comprises of 10 days of language training, with an overall training of 60 hours/course. Lectures will be offered in some of the afternoons, as well as a one-day excursion in the fifth day of each course. You can enrol for one of the courses specified below or for two consecutive courses. The course fee is 250 Euro (tuition, course materials, lunches for course days, excursion). Please mind that all programs are non-residential, and accommodation is not covered by the course fee. For further information please refer to ccesiofh@gmail.com.

The Dan Slușanschi School for Classical and Oriental Languages was launched in 2019 as a initiative within the Institute for Ecumenical Research. The late Dr. Slusanschi was a pre-eminent 20th century Romanian classicist and specialist in Indo-European linguistics who made tremendous contributions in the fields of Ancient Greek, Latin/Medieval Latin and Persian.  The School is named in his honor as the Institute  seeks to continue his life-long passion for advancing philological studies across academic disciplines.

 

Old Slavonic

Beginners – July 6-17, 2020: the course is designed for absolute beginners, though a pre-existing knowledge of the alphabet is strongly encouraged, in order to best absorb the curriculum material at the swiftest possible rate. A thorough overview of Slavonic morphology (noun declension, adjectives, pronouns, verb conjugation), as well as an introduction to Slavonic syntax will be offered throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours. The daily lessons will combine theoretical with practical elements in the classes. Lectures on the history of the Slavic Bible will be offered in some of the afternoons. By the end of the course students should be familiarised with the most important aspects of Slavonic morphology and syntax.

Latin

Beginners – July 13-24, 2020: the course is designed for absolute beginners. Noun and adjective declension, verb conjugation on the present verbal stem, as well as an introduction to the syntactic values of the cases and the fundamental vocabulary of classical Latin will be covered throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours. The 6 hours of daily training will combine theoretical with practical classes and the students will have the chance to read and understand their first lines from Caesar, Sallust or the Vulgate. By the end of the course students should be able to read and understand simple Latin texts and phrases.

Lower intermediate – July 27-August 7, 2020: the course is designed for those who master noun and adjective declension and verb conjugation on the present verbal stem. The course will introduce the students in Latin subjunctive, verb conjugation on the perfect verbal stem, participial and infinitival clauses, clauses introduced by ut and cum, as well as Latin pronouns throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours. Theoretical and practical classes will be combined, and students will have the chance to read and understand fragments by Caesar, Sallust, Cicero or from the Vulgate. By the end of the course students should be able to tackle simple texts with multiple clauses.

Ancient Greek

Beginners – July 13-24, 2020: the course is designed for absolute beginners, though a pre-existing knowledge of the alphabet is strongly encouraged, in order to best absorb the curriculum material at the swiftest possible rate. Greek accent, noun and adjective declension, verb conjugation for indicative present, as well as an introduction to the syntactic values of the cases and the fundamental vocabulary of ancient Greek will be covered throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours. Short and simple sentences by Menander, Esopus or Xenophon will be read during the course, so that by the end of the course students should be able to tackle simple sentences or phrases in Greek.

Lower intermediate – July 27-August 7, 2020: the course is designed for those who master Greek accentuation, noun and adjective declension and verb conjugation in indicative present and a basic Greek vocabulary. The course will introduce students to Greek verb conjugation in indicative imperfect and the aorist, irregular verbs, degrees of comparison of the adjective, infinitive and participle aorist, as well as syntactic elements throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours.. Short texts by Menander, Longus, Dio Cassius, Esopus or Plutarch will be read during the course, so that by the end of the course students should be able to tackle simple texts in Greek.

Intermediate – July 13-24, 2020: the course is designed for those who master Greek verb conjugation in indicative imperfect and the aorist, degrees of comparison of the adjective, infinitive and participle aorist, as well as participial and infinitive clauses. The course will introduce students to perfect and future tenses, personal pronouns, possessive adjectives, relative pronouns and relative clauses, conditional clause and the subjunctive mood of the verb throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours. Vocabulary will be further built upon by reading accessible texts by Plato, Aesop, Xenophon, Lucian and the Gospels. By the end of the course students should be able to read Greek texts of mild difficulty.

Upper intermediate – July 27-August 7, 2020: the course is designed for those who master Greek verb conjugation in perfect and future tenses, as well as in subjunctive, personal and relative pronouns, relative and conditional clauses in Greek and have a consistent knowledge of Greek fundamental vocabulary. The course will consolidate existing notions of Greek grammar and will also introduce students to irregular verbs, especially irregular forms of the perfect and the aorist, the optative and imperative mood of the verb, the pluperfect tense, throughout 10 course days including 6 hours of daily training for a total of 60 classroom hours. Various clauses in Greek syntax and vocabulary will be further introduced by reading texts by Plato, Aesop, Lucian and Strabo. By the end of the course students should be able to read Greek texts of relative difficulty.

Advanced – July 27-August 7, 2020: the course is designed for those who have functionally assimilated Greek morphology and syntax and have a rich, consolidated Greek vocabulary (i.e. to the level of what methods like Reading Greek or Hermaion-Discovering Greek Step by Step cover in terms of morphology, syntax and vocabulary). In the first week of the course the students will read through a historical and an oratorical text (most probably by Xenophon, Isocrates or Demosthenes), while in the second week they will read through the sixth book of Homer’s Odyssey. Each of the ten course days will comprise of 4 hours of reading together, focusing on the lexical (etymologies, lexical families etc) and syntactical complexities of the texts, as well as to poetic syntax, style, and rhetoric. Participants are expected to dedicate 2 hours of daily individual work in preparing the fragments that would be discussed the following course day. By the end of the course students should be able to read Greek texts from various genres with increased ease.

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