Advanced Conversational Greek: Lucian’s Dialogues

Advanced Conversational Greek: Lucian’s Dialogues

Course Description: Lucian of Samosata, who lived in the second century AD, is probably the most famous satirist known to us from antiquity. Among his major works are his comic dialogues: the Dialogues of the Dead, the Dialogues of the Gods, the Dialogues of the Sea-Gods, and the Dialogues of the Courtesans. In this course, students will read and discuss selected dialogues from these famous works in the original language. Special attention will be paid to the improvement of speaking and listening skills and the acquisition of new vocabulary. 


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. EST


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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.