Ancient Greek Conversation and Composition 2

Course Code: CCG-02

Teaching Method: in presence and online (live streaming)
Titles released: 3 CFU / ECTS + Course valid for teachers’ updating, recognized by the MIUR
Hours: Monday 4:45 – 5:30 pm
Duration: 2023 November, 6 – 2024 May, 27 (26 lessons – 20 hours)
Limited enrollment: up to 20 participants
Academic Fees: starting from € 99

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The course may be attended by:
– those who are attending also the course of Ancient Greek 2 or Ancient Greek 3 – Greek Literature;
– those who, having a sound knowledge of Ancient Greek, are able to pass the exam of Ancient Greek 1 without having attended classes.

– Ability to easily speak in Ancient Greek, using also complex sentences
– Ability to easily write in Ancient Greek, using also complex sentences
– In-depth knowledge and active use of all the most complex structures of Greek syntax and classical rhetorical style

This course aims at providing the skills needed to be fluent in Ancient Greek and the skills needed to produce a written text in Ancient Greek. The techniques used are inspired by the teaching tradition developed by the Humanists and the lessons encourage the student to acquire an active awareness of the author’s creativity.
From the very first lessons, under the guidance of the lecturer and on the basis of the notions learnt during the language course, will learn to talk to one another and to the lecturer in Greek, using the same structures of the classical literary language. From the very beginning, the class will write short texts of medium difficulty so as to reach, at the end of the course, full active competence of the stylistic forms of Classical literature.
The goal of the teaching activities, as for all the IISC courses, is literary: the ability to speak and to write texts in Greek and to imitate the authors’ style and language aim at consolidating the current reading ability of the classics and provide greater awareness of the richness of the language.
The course will be held in classroom and via streaming: students will enter the virtual classroom 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.

Teaching material provided by the instructor.

Recommended readings (the following texts are not required for the exam, but are recommended for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge)::
1. A. Sidgwick, Lectures on Greek prose composition, with exercises, Rinvingtons
2. C. Tincani, Esercizi di stile e di sintassi greca, Loescher



– Students who have attended at least 75% of class hours may obtain a course completion certificate.
– Those who wish to obtain university certifications (3 CFU/ECTS) should pass the final exam with an evaluation fo at least 18/30. The exam consists in the 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.




First lesson 2023 November, 6
Last lesson 2024 May, 27
No class days 2023 December, 25
2024 January, 1
2024 April, 1
2024 April, 29
Exam Sessions 2023 June, 13
2023 June, 20
2023 September, 26


The course fees amount to € 99 for the students of GRA-02 and GRA-03. For external students, academic fees amount to € 199.


Payment must be made upon the registration to the course. It 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. There are no exam fees.

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