In year two you will continue your study of Biblical Hebrew and Greek or Latin. You will also begin or continue study of a third (and possibly fourth or fifth) ancient language. Again, you have the opportunity to choose a course from another discipline.
Our programme is unique in the UK. It combines concentrated study of Greco-Roman and Semitic philology, in addition to other ancient Indo-European and Afroasiatic languages, and provides students with an unparalleled insight into the key linguistic and textual traditions of the ancient world.
1,500 years after fall of Rome, Latin lives in many languages
In year one you will take modules in Biblical Hebrew, either Latin or Greek, and introductory historical linguistics. You will additionally be able to start studying a third and, if desired, fourth ancient language, drawn from an extensive selection (see the list given in the Degree Structure table). Ancient language modules include intensive study of texts spanning diverse literary genres including historical narrative, prose fiction, poetry, mythology, and religion. Alternatively, you can choose up to 1.5 credits from a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, history and linguistics.
Sumerian language - Ancient Scripts: Sumerian
This unique degree offers training in an unparalleled range of ancient languages and their associated history, culture and textual traditions. Students study Hebrew and either Greek or Latin throughout the programme, plus up to three additional languages chosen from a wide selection including Akkadian, Aramaic, Egyptian, Sumerian, Syriac and Ugaritic.
Some Ancient Greek Language Resources ..
If the early Macedonians were Greek you would expect that (a) there might be clear evidence that the language of the Macedonians was a dialect of Greek, rather than a separate branch of the Indo-European language group; (b) writers of the time would have recognized Macedonians as Greek rather than as foreigners and would have spoken about Macedonia as though it was a part of Hellenism; and (c) historians today would speak of the ancient Macedonians as though they were Greek in ancient times.
Latin Language, General Overview - Orbis Latinus
O'Donnell, at Georgetown Universiy, provides comprehensive Scholarly Links of Interest: ;the Online Medieval and Classical Library: ;the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies: ;;The Perseus Project: ;
Ancient Greek Dictionary--searchable word study: ;
Latin Dictionary--searchable word study: ;Septentrionale Americanum Latinitatis Vivae Institutum: ;: ;University of Kentucky Classics: ;the Vergil Project: ;The Voice of the Shuttle (Classical Studies Page): ;VRoma: ;
In Rebus: Use the Power of Latin!
You will select 1.5 credits of optional modules, which may include a third and, if desired, fourth ancient language* and/or modules from other disciplines.
* Ancient languages: Akkadian, Egyptian, Greek, Latin. (Additional languages, e.g. Hittite, Luwian, Sanskrit, etc. are available from other University of London colleges subject to faculty approval.)