Writing the Greek Classics

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Explore the Greek language and classical Greek texts

Course dates: Wednesdays 19, 26 June and 3, 10, 17 July 14.00 – 16.00

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The Greek language has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language and spans more than 3,000 written records. This five-week course will examine the writing systems that have been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history as well as other systems such as the Linear B script. 

The Greek language holds a very important place in the history of the world and the canon of Greek classical texts has been part of the education and literary production of the West for centuries. This course will explore the different ways in which this canon has been formed and written. In addition, we’ll explore how – in the Western tradition – it became an essential part of the history of thought about language from the ancient world to the modern digital era.  


Name: Writing the Greek Classics
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £275.00
Member: £275.00
Senior 60+: £248.00
Student: £235.00
Registered Unemployed: £235.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546