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Writing Greek and Latin - Cambridge University - Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies

Prose composition is a valuable tool for learning Greek and Latin: it reinforces our knowledge of the languages and gives us a chance to be creative with them.

This course is designed for complete beginners but those who would like to improve their skills are most welcome.

Lectures are presented in the form of an informal workshop (though no preparation or participation is required) and normally alternate between Ancient Greek and Latin.

In Michaelmas we concentrate on basic forms and expressions and in Lent we move into classic subordinate clauses, ultimately with a view of imitating Plato and Cicero.

Those interested in verse composition will find this course useful but they should also contact their Director of Studies to arrange for supervisions in verse.

Those offering a Greek composition paper will be aided by the course on Greek accents.

Title: Writing Greek and Latin

Faculty: Classics

Lecturer: Dr. C. Weiss

Term: Michaelmas and Lent