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Getting started on ancient Greek
Getting started on ancient Greek

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Session 4: Words


In this session you will take a closer look at Greek words: their shapes, meanings and the imprint they have left upon the English language. You will also meet some common items of vocabulary. The links between Greek and English can sometimes make the task of learning vocabulary a little easier.

Don’t worry if you are still uncertain about the Greek alphabet at this early stage in your studies. This session offers plenty of reading practice, building upon and consolidating your work on the alphabet in Sessions 1-3. You do not need to learn these words by heart to complete the course, but if you take your studies further, you will meet many of them again, some of them repeatedly.