Ancient Greek Language and Culture - Beginners



This evening course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling as there are a limited number of places available.

This course offers a comprehensive appraisal of the language of ancient Greece. It also explores some central features of Ancient Greek literature. In this course we aim to examine the cultural context surrounding classical Greek and its successors.

In the first term, those who have knowledge of Greek grammar will be able to review it at a leisurely pace while people with little or no knowledge will have an opportunity to learn the basics. Aspects including the origins of the language and its dialects will also be considered in the first term. The second term will be devoted to a careful study of the Ancient Greek literary language through samplings of Greek authors, in both poetry and prose, ranging from the archaic to Hellenistic times. We will also consider the relevance of the past in the present and explore favourite topics more in-depth through inclusive but leisurely class discussion.

Time, Date, and Place

This course comprises one class per week over two terms, commencing in September 2024 and recommencing in January 2025. Classes will run every Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm, and will be taught in a classroom on the Trinity campus as well as live streamed. Sessions will not be recorded.

Course Fees

€275 full rate, €150 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 896 8589

TEXT 087 257 2015