Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Greek: Dionysius Thrax' Art of Grammar
*New Time* Tues. 4am Eastern (10am Central European Time)
Course Description: Whoever started talking about “cases”, “prepositions”, “conjugations”, or “parts of speech”, anyway? Reading the γραμματικὴ τέχνη, a booklet traditionally attributed to Dionysius Thrax, we will shed some light on the history of basic grammatical concepts and their terminology, we will see how one talks about letters and words in authentic Ancient Greek, and we will understand better the potentials and limitations of grammar as a tool for learning and teaching any language.
Level: The class will be suitable for advanced beginners who want to internalize basic grammatical concepts as well as for more advanced students who want to explore the genre and style of simple Greek grammatical writing.
Textbook: All materials will be provided by the instructor and available online for free.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Michael Kopf has studied and taught ancient languages in Munich, Vienna, Rome and Jerusalem both through immersion and in more conventional settings. He enjoys rediscovering the ancient world and its reception, especially the history of classical education, philology, grammar and linguistics. He recently settled in rural Austria with his wife and wants to continue sharing his enthusiasm for antiquity and language learning through online teaching. In this way, he hopes to make his contribution towards making these studies more accessible.