I have attended many WEA courses over the years – languages, silk painting, photoshopping, website wrangling, grasshopper breeding. At present I am trying to be a good girl and diligently do my homework during the hiatus between the WEA year long courses in Ancient Greek I and Ancient Greek II. But Great Zeus! drilling oneself in Middle Voice Progressive Participles is boring, and as for Thematic Second Aorist Active Imperatives!! I can’t wait for the term to start in late February. Our teacher, Dr Alessandro Boria from Rome is a polyglot of great patience and good cheer. The dozen or so stalwarts who completed the whole of Greek I were kept in stitches by his quaint terminologies (born of a boundless knowledge of grammar and fascination with etymology) and endearing methods. He is a born teacher of deep erudition, native wit and natural ability.