Classical Greek at the WEA

February 18, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, HISTORY | 2 Comments |

A Greek manuscript accidentally "aged" with WEA hot chocolate.

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.





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