Getting started on ancient Greek
Getting started on ancient Greek

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Session 8: Reading Greek


Session 8 offers an opportunity to take stock, to review what you have learned and to consider your next steps.

It begins with a final look at Alexander’s dedication of the temple of Athena Polias, introducing a new case and recapitulating some points from earlier in the course. The rest of the session then provides a summary and overview of the process of reading Greek. It outlines the relevant areas of language and the skills needed to understand a Greek text. Some, such as reading the alphabet, should be reasonably familiar by now. Others will take more time and practice. All of these skills have been touched upon in the course, even if only briefly. This final section will be of particular interest to those intending to study ancient Greek in greater depth.

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371