Online Reading Week: Ancient Greek Poetry in Sicily: Theocritus

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Agosto 2020

Study Ancient Greek in Siracusa goes On-Line

3 Agosto 2020 - 8 Agosto 2020
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100
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The Covid 19 crisis has forced us to change our plans for this Summer course. Ancient Greek will go on-line for short "taster" courses from 3rd - 8th August 2020 and 9th-14th August 2020. BEGINNERS GREEK Week 1 Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th August 14:00 - 16:00 Italian time (UTC+2) INTERMEDIATE GREEK Week 1 Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th August 17:00 - 19:00 Italian time (UTC+2) INTERMEDIATE GREEK Week 2 Sunday 9th - Friday 14th August 14:00 - 16:00 Italian…

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Cicero in Sicily – Intermediate Latin for adult learners

9 Agosto 2020 @ 17:00 - 14 Agosto 2020 @ 19:00
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100
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INTERMEDIATE LATIN Week 2 Sunday 9th - Friday 14th August 17:00 - 19:00 Italian time (UTC+2) This 'refresher' online Latin course will consist of 6 x 120-minute classes which will take place between the 9th and 14th of August 2020. As we are based in Sicily, we will read a selection of passages from Cicero’s Verrine Orations, the speeches delivered against Gaius Verres, the former governor of Sicily who had extorted the local population. The classes will be designed for…

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Ottobre 2020

Online Greek Courses

7 Ottobre 2020 @ 16:30 - 9 Dicembre 2020 @ 20:00
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of online Ancient Greek classes that will run this coming autumn and winter. Our tutors are Dr. George Gazis and Dr. Chiara Blanco who will lead the classes live. Beginners Greek Course:  Every WEDNESDAY at 18:00 – 20:00 Italian Time UTC+2 Starting on 14th of October 18:00 – 20:00 Ending on 16th of December 18:00 – 20:00 Greek for Philosophers Reading Group: Every WEDNESDAY at 16.30 - 17.30 Italian Time UTC…

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Gennaio 2021

Online Reading Week: Ancient Greek Poetry in Sicily: Theocritus

Gennaio 3 - Gennaio 8
On-line, Palazzo Francica Nava, via S. Landolina 5
Siracusa, SR 96100

Theocritus, Sicily’s most renowned poet in antiquity, has captured the island’s beauty and allure in his Idylls, offering us a window through its landscapes into the everyday life of its ancient inhabitants, including their love-affairs and disappointments, fears and hopes. In this brief course, we will be reading Idylls 1 and 11, in which the poet paints a vivid and ever-changing picture of Sicily in his time by combining the simplicity of the lonely herdsman’s life with the complex web of myths and…

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