The course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have encountered the classical world through translations of Greek and Latin texts and wish to know more about the languages in which these works were composed.

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The course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have encountered the classical world through translations of Greek and Latin texts and wish to know more about the languages in which these works were composed.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain why Greek and Latin are referred to as classical languages
  • Understand some of the distinctive features of Greek and Latin and some features they share in common with other languages
  • Understand why an English translation cannot represent a passage of Greek or Latin word for word
  • Contrast the role of word order and word endings in Greek and Latin with those in English
  • Explain the terms case, declension, and (for Latin only) conjugation.

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