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A 10-week introduction to Greek. The first six weeks cover the first year of college-level Greek. The remaining four weeks are devoted to the reading of unadapted works by those including Plato, Aristotle, Lysias, Augustus, Homer, Euripides, and Sophocles.
In the first six weeks of the summer, students work through the entirety of Hansen and Quinn’s Greek: An Intensive Course. During this time, students master the forms and syntax of the language while reading relatively simple selections of unadapted prose and poetry.
In the final four weeks of the course, students read longer texts in the morning and, in the afternoon, survey major authors and genres ranging from the Archaic through the Hellenistic periods. They also have two opportunities each day for additional readings at sight. Core texts in the basic Greek program include Plato’s Ion and Euripides’ Medea. Supplementary lectures (e.g., on textual criticism, the history of the Greek language, meter, rhetoric) provide further enrichment. The program concludes with a two-week elective in which students choose an author to read and analyze in even greater depth.
Required of all students.
Each student will choose one two-week mini-course (18 class hours). A minimum of three of the following will be offered.
All in-person classes for the Latin/Greek Institute are held at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan. While studying at the LGI, students are enrolled for the summer at Brooklyn College and receive Brooklyn College credits.
The following steps are required for successful application and, if accepted, enrollment in the Latin/Greek Institute:
Mail may be addressed to:
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
It is preferred that all supporting documents be sent by e-mail. Any materials sent by hard copy are collected bi-weekly.
Application deadline for all summer 2024 programs is March 11, 2024 (February 26 for students requiring a Brooklyn College-sponsored international student visa).
Give the name and contact information of an instructor who can attest to your seriousness and your command of the language. This form will auto-generate an email to your reference to submit a reference on your behalf. Please inform your recommender of the request.
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Online Form – Basic Program Application Form