Beginning Conversational Greek w/Tomkó
Sun. 2pm Eastern
Course Description: In this course, students will learn the basics of how to communicate in Ancient Greek and build up their speaking and listening skills. This will be done by having simple guided conversations, describing pictures and talking about well-known mythological stories. Special attention will be paid to the activation of passive and the acquisition of new vocabulary. At the end of this course, students should be able to have simple conversations in Greek and to present a mythological story on their own.
Level: This course is intended for beginning Greek speakers who know the basics of Greek grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Zoltán studied for two years at the Academia Vivarium Novum, a unique institute where the students are allowed to speak only Latin and Ancient Greek. He received his BA in Classics in Rome, where he wrote his thesis on Hungarian Renaissance of the 15th century and the work of the Italian humanist Antonio Bonfini. He also dedicated a substantial part of his work to important scholars like Petrus Paulus Vergerius, Aeneas Silvius Piccolominaeus, Iohannes Vitesius and, last but not least, Ianus Pannonius. He is currently studying at the Universität Wien in Austria. He has been teaching Ancient Greek for two years, and is also the vice-president of Amygdala, an association for ancient and humanistic studies. His other studies and interests include history and sinology.