Summer School in Homer 2018 – UCL

Thanasis Gavos   Monday, 23 - Friday, 27 July 2018
Homer Summer School, UCL

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching of Homeric language and literature. There will be four language classes each day as well as lectures, between 10.30 and 16.30. The course is not residential. The fee is £120. Our 2018 courses include Greek (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced); Linear B; Homer in Translation and his Roman Legacy; Ancient Philosophy and Homer; Papyrology and Homer; Latin Palaeography and Homer; Ceramics Workshop.

Teaching will be generally in groups of 15-20 people which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they should find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.

New for 2018, the Summer School is collaborating with the Cultural Foundation of the Bank of Cyprus and offering the opportunity to study Homer in Nicosia, Cyprus, from Sunday 28th July to Thursday 2nd August 2018. The course will comprise of three days of classes (between 10.30 a.m. and 4 p.m.) and two days of archaeological visits, as well as lectures and screenings in the evenings. Travel and accommodation should be independently arranged.

The Summer School in Homer will cater for a wide range of interests. It is expected that a substantial number of students from both schools and universities will apply, but also mature students who wish to learn Homeric Greek or learn more about the Homeric world. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language and literature learning in a lively university environment.

For more information and application forms (to be submitted by 16 July 2018) please visit:



University College London’s Bloomsbury campus is located close to Euston station. A map of the campus and information on individual venues can be found here.



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