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Classical Greek Tutoring
5th July 2020

Hello everyone, I trust this finds you well. 

This week, the last call to register for the Online Summer School, a link to the second part of my blog about New Testament Greek, and some exciting news from the Classical Association in Northern Ireland.

I hope you enjoy this image (above) of a warrior, from the east pediment of the Temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina. This sculpture is now in the Glyptothek in Munich.

Do you have a favourite piece of ancient artwork? Let me know and I will look for an image for a future newsletter.

Best wishes, Helen


Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek

Places are still available in the following classes:


Beginners: 27th – 31st July, class meets 10-11am and 12-1pm (additional course scheduled)

Intermediate: 20th – 24th July, class meets 10-11am and 12-1pm; or 27th – 31st July, class meets 2-3pm and 4-5pm

Advanced: 20th – 24th July, class meets 2-3pm and 4-5pm


Beginners: 20th – 24th July, class meets 10-11am and 12-1pm

Advanced: 20th – 24th July, class meets 2-3pm and 4-5pm

All courses are one week duration, and have two hours of online lessons daily conducted on Zoom. Work will be set for completion between lessons and for the next day. All course material will be provided by email.

To register,  email The fee for the week is £70 and this may be paid by bank transfer or Paypal. Registrations close on Sunday 12th July at 23:59 BST. Your email should be followed up by payment within 24 hours to guarantee your place.

Ancient Greek Literature

What's the difference between Koine Greek and Ancient Greek? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog (click here to read), I discussed the development of ancient Greek as it moved from the Attic form used in literature in the fifth century BC, to the Hellenistic dialect spread by Alexander the Great. This became the Koine, or common dialect, the lingua franca spoken throughout Alexander's empire. 

In Part 2, I focus on dialects and the specific differences between Koine and Attic Greek. Click here to read.

News from CANI

Natalie Haynes: Honorary Patron of the Classical Association in Northern Ireland

CANI is proud to announce that Natalie Haynes has been appointed as its Honorary Patron. Natalie says, "I'm so proud to be Honorary Patron of the Classical Association in Northern Ireland! I'm really looking forward to when I can see them again in real life."

Natalie is the author of A Thousand Ships, which has been nominated for the Women’s Prize of 2020, and the forthcoming Pandora’s Jar. The many episodes of her ‘Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics’ with BBC Radio 4 can be heard on Audible and BBC Sounds. During lockdown, she has also produced a series of videos called #OvidNotCovid, looking at various female characters in the Heroides of Ovid. You can watch these by going to Natalie’s Instagram @nataliehaynesauthor

Natalie has also been a frequent guest of CANI in Belfast. We cannot wait for our Honorary Patron to return to these shores.

To read the latest CANI newsletter, click here

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Classical Greek Tutoring

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