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Classical Greek Tutoring

Welcome to Classical Greek Tutoring. In this regular newsletter, I will bring you the latest news in the classics world, as well as hints and tips for learning Greek.

The Classical Association in Northern Ireland
Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek

The 2020 Belfast Summer School is now open for registration. View or download the information booklet by clicking here

The summer school will begin on Monday 20th July until Friday 31st July. Students can enrol for one week (20th - 24th July) or two. Classes are available in Latin and Classical Greek at beginners, intermediate and advanced level. All classes are held in the Peter Froggatt Centre at Queen's University Belfast. 

Cost for one week is £80, two weeks £150. 

If interested, please let me know and I will add you to the list.

In the news
Parthenon Marbles

The big news this week is that about the possible return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to Athens. While still speculative, Greece has demanded the insertion of a clause which includes a line stating "return and restitution". Read more here and here.

In the news
Curse tablets found

A total of 30 ancient curse tablets have been found in a 2,500 year old well in the Kerameikos district of Athens. The discovery was made by archaeologists from the German Archaeological Institute of Athens. Read here.


I will be running a course during March and April to read and discuss Homer's Odyssey (in English translation).

The Odyssey is the story of a man returning home from war. He has been away for 20 years and during that time his son has grown up and his wife is being courted by a number of suitors. 

The story begins in medias res - in the middle of things - with Odysseus' son Telemachus attempting to assert his power in the household. We hear about Odysseus' adventures through a series of flashbacks.

Students may read any translation they prefer and indeed a variety of translations is welcomed for discussion. I anticipate that students will read four books of the poem between classes. In class we will discuss what we liked, didn't like, the mythology behind the story, and anything else that comes up!

We will meet in the church hall at University Road Moravian Church, 1a University Road, Belfast BT7 1NA (opposite the Crescent Arts Centre) on Mondays at 4pm until approximately 5.15pm (dates below) and coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided.

The course will run for six weeks and the fee is £60. This can be paid by PayPal by clicking here, cheque or bank transfer (contact me for account details). The dates are as follows: 16th March, 23rd March, 30th March, 20th April, 27th April, and 11th May.

Please note that due to the availability of the hall, classes will not run every week.

If you would like to know more about this course or have questions for me, please drop me a line at

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Classical Greek Tutoring

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