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Summer School in Homer 2016, 27 June - 1 July 2016, UK

Publish Date: Dec 18, 2015

Deadline: Jun 17, 2016

Event Dates: from Jun 27, 2016 12:00 to Jul 01, 2016 12:00

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching of Homeric language and literature. There will be four language classes each day as well as lectures, between 10.30 and 16.30. The course is not residential.

Teaching will be generally in groups of 12-15 people which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they should find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.

Courses offered:

Language courses:

Beginners Greek: Frank Beetham, Beginning Greek with Homer (An elementary course based on Odyssey 5), pp. 1-50.

Intermediate Greek: Frank Beetham, Beginning Greek with Homer (An elementary course based on Odyssey 5), pp. 41-110.

Advanced Greek 1: tbc

Advanced Greek 2: tbc

Hittite: syllabus tbc

Literature courses:

Homer from Translation:

Themes: the gods and goddesses, women, heroism, aristeia, kleos, the Homeric question, Penelope, Helen, and Achilles and Hector.

Texts: Odyssey 4-12 and 18-22 and Iliad 6, 18, 22 and 24.

The Summer School in Homer caters for school and university students, and for anyone else who wishes to learn Homeric Greek, or to revive their knowledge of it. Potential participants will include: students with no prior knowledge of the language; pre-GCSE/GCSE and A-Level students; university students; mature applicants who wish to expand their knowledge of the Homeric epics. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.

The programme for the Summer School in Homer can be found here. Please note: this programme is still subject to change.

The cost of the Summer School is £100 and you can pay here. This includes all tuition, but not accommodation or travel expenses.

Enquiries: please email the Summer School. All completed application forms should be returned, to be received no later than Friday 17th June 2016, to:

The Director, Dr Antony Makrinos
The Summer School in Homer
c/o Department of Greek and Latin
University College London
Gower Street


Travel Grants and Bursaries

A limited number of grants may be available as a contribution to the travel costs of some students, though these may not cover all expenses. The travel grants will be arranged during the Summer School.

Useful information

How to find us
University College London's Bloomsbury campus is located close to Euston station. 

We are well served by public transport. 

The Summer School is non-residential. However, students who require somewhere to stay can (subject to availability) arrange accommodation in a University of London Hall of Residence. 
Additionally, places may be available in a UCL Hall of Residence. 

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