Advanced Conversational Greek: Herodotus’ Ἱστορίαι

Advanced Conversational Greek: Herodotus’ Ἱστορίαι

Course Description: Herodotus’ Ἱστορίαι is one of the most important ancient texts which laid the foundations of what came to be the Western historiographical tradition. In this course, students will read and discuss excerpts from this famous work. Besides the historical aspect, special attention will be paid to getting to know the Ionic dialect.


Level: This course is intended for those with advanced experience speaking Ancient Greek.

Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.

Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Fridays, 12:00p.m. U.S. Eastern Time


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Zoltán Tomkó

Zoltán studied classical and Renaissance studies for two years at the Academy Vivarium Novum, a unique institute where students are allowed to speak only Latin and Ancient Greek. After graduating in Classics in Rome, he studied sinology and history in Vienna, specializing in ancient and early modern history with a special focus on historiography. He has been teaching conversational Latin and Greek for several years.