Ancient Greek 2

Course code: GRA-02

Teaching method: in presence and online (live streaming)
Titles released: 12 CFU / ECTS + Course valid for teachers’ updating, recognized by the MIUR
Hours: Monday 5:30 – 7:30 pm (+ 1 field trip)
Duration: 2023 October, 16 – 2024 May, 27 (28 lessons – 60 hours)
Limited Enrollment: up to 20 participants
Academic Fees: starting from € 295 per semester

Presentation of the course / Calendar / Certifications / To continue the studies / Academic fees


The course may be attended by:
– those who have attended at least 75% of lesson hours at the course Ancient Greek 1 or Ancient Greek 1 Online or Ancient Greek 1 Telematic;
– those who, having sound knowledge of Ancient Greek, are able to pass the exam of Ancient Greek 1 without having attended classes.

– Understanding of any Ancient Greek text, even of high difficulty, without using the dictionary
– In-depth knowledge of all the most complex structures of Greek syntax and classical literary style
– Knowledge of the 2500 most frequent words in Greek classical literature
– Ability to write and speak in Ancient Greek
– Understanding of the basic techniques for teaching a lesson of Greek language through the inductive-contextual methodology.

The course fulfills and completes the study of Greek grammar and phraseology started in the course Ancient Greek 1. Through the reading of texts in Ancient Greek, which are designed to encourage language learning, students deal with the most complex issues of Classic Greek syntax and phraseology.
Lessons will be held completely in Ancient Greek: following the fundamentals of the inductive-contextual methodology, the active use of Greek language both by the students and the teacher turns passive learning into an active competence, thus ensuring a sound knowledge of the language.
The course will be held in classroom. However, participants who had requested it in the online subscription to the course, may join a virtual classroom and follow the lessons remotely, through a link given by the IISC. Lessons via streaming will be recorded and they will be available fo the students to see for one week.
At the end of the course, students will go on a 2 days field-trip, where Ancient Greek will be the only language of communication: there will be reading of classical texts, lessons and visits to archeological sites.

It is of the utmost importance that students have their textbooks since the first day of classes.

1. M. Balme – G. Lawall – J. Morwood, Athenaze, Book II: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Revised Third Edition, Oxford University Press
2. M. Balme – G. Lawall – J. Morwood, Athenaze, Workbook II: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Revised Third Edition, Oxford University Press
3. Excerpts (provided by the instructor) of Greek classics, including passages from Plato, Homer, Aristophanes and Thucydides and others

Recommended readings (the following texts are not required for the exam, but are recommended for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge):
1. L. Rocci, Grammatica greca, Società editrice Dante Alighieri
2. C.  Pharr, Homeric Greek, D. C. Heat & Co. (view the link)
3. E. G. Jay, Grammatica greca del Nuovo Testamento (a cura di R. Calzezzhi-Onesti), BE Edizioni
4. Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Reading Greek, Cambridge University Press



– Students who have attended at least 75% of class hours may obtain a course completion certificate.
– Those who wish to obtain university certifications (12 CFU/ECTS) should pass the final exam with an evaluation fo at least 18/30. The exam will consist in a written test structured as follows: (a) grammatical competences, (b) comprehension of a written text, (c) writing of a text in Ancient Greek.
This certification is issued by both the Italian Institute of Classical Studies (IISC) and the Department of Classics of the Università Pontificia Salesiana (UPS). Because the ECTS issued by the UPS are also acknowledged by the Italian Government, the ECTS may be validated in Italian University (without prejudice to the discretion granted to the universities by the Italian law).
– The course is also recognized by the MIUR – Regional School Office for Lazio as valid for the professional training of teaching staff.



Upon the completion of the course, students who have attended at lest the 75% of class hours, may access the course of Ancient Greek 3 – Greek Literature



First lesson 2023 October, 16
Last lesson 2024 May, 27
No class days 2023 October, 30
2023 December, 25
2024 January, 1
2024 April, 1
2024 April, 29
Exam sessions 2024 June, 13
2024 June, 20
2024 September, 26
Didactic Field-Trip

Pompei (NA) – Overnight stay
from Sat. 2024 May, 18 (12:00 pm)
to Sun. 2024 May, 19 (9:00 pm)


The total amount of the course fees is of € 590.



There are two methods of payment:

1) Preferred method

Amount Deadline
Registration fee € 200 Upon the inscription
Full year tuition fee € 390 By October 31

2) Payment by installments

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription
First Semester Tuition Fees € 249 By October, 31
Second Semester Tuition Fees € 249 By January, 31

Payment can be made:

  1. In cash, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  2. By Cheque, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  3. By Teacher’s Card (selecting the option “recognized courses” when generating the bonus)
  4. By bank transfer, with the following details:
    • Name of the account holder: Associazione culturale Istituto Italiano di Studi Classici
    • IBAN: IT 80 W 02008 05013 000103893909
    • Reason for Transfer: Course code + Name and Surname of the student
    • Bank: Unicredit, Agenzia 6, Via Ugo Ojetti 149 Roma

The fee includes all the classroom activities (lessons and intensive lessons), administration fees and the use of the facilities available in the learning centre. Only field trip’s costs, however, are not included in the registration fee; we try to keep the costs as low as possible and they may vary according to the destination. There are no exam fees.


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