Living Greek Online High School is an intensive online ancient Greek program designed to introduce high school students to Ancient Greek. This course covers the basics of Greek grammar in order to prepare students to read and discuss authentic Greek texts. The program teaches Ancient Greek both via the traditional grammar translation method and via active language pedagogy, which gives students the opportunity to speak Ancient Greek as a living language.
Sessions for Living Greek Online High School will be held over Zoom. A computer with a good internet connection, a headset, and a webcam are necessary to participate.
The course will run from July 3rd - August 18th, with a one week break from July 31st-August 4th. The program meets for one hour a day Monday through Thursday, for a total of 24 sessions. Sections will be scheduled based on time zone and availability, so students from all over the world are welcome to apply. (Knowledge of English is expected for grammatical explanation and discussion.) Please indicate your availability when you register.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am EDT
Claire Catenaccio is a scholar of Ancient Greek literature, particularly drama, and its modern reception. She teaches as an Assistant Professor of Classics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her first book explores monody, or solo actor’s song, in the tragedies of Euripides (Monody in Euripides: Character and the Liberation of Form in Late Greek Tragedy, Cambridge University Press, 2023). She has published on the imagery of dreams in Aeschylus’ Oresteia, on singing heroes in Sophocles’ Trachiniae, and on the transformation of the myth of Orpheus in the Broadway musical Hadestown. As a dramaturg and director, she has worked extensively with modern stagings of ancient texts.
Degrees: A.B. in Classics, Harvard College (2007); M.Phil in Classics, Oxford University (2009); Ph.D. in Classics, Columbia University (2017). Before coming to Georgetown in 2019, Professor Catenaccio taught for two years as a member of the faculty at Duke University.