Ancient Greek is surprisingly like modern Greek, and the alphabet’s the same. So many English words come from Greek – including alphabet! – and on to zoology, with photograph and telephone in between. A lot of the letters are like ours, and we’ve borrowed others like pi.
We can accommodate both beginners and members who already know Greek. The aim is to have fun, though scholars are welcome too. Joiners need to spend about £5-10 on second-hand books, which can be obtained (amongst other places) from the Hellenic Book Service in Kentish Town.
We will play with different approaches to Ancient Greek whilst we get to know each other and see how things develop. Then we will decide what to do next. The convener will bring a big Greek dictionary to each meeting. We can also use Google translate!
It is a co-operative group effort to learn and enjoy Ancient Greek and peep into an ancient mind-set. No tests, exams, failures or feeling out of your depth.