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learning both latin and greek

Postby gogolgadgets » Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:20 pm

Hello,

I have very little experience with Latin and none with Greek. I am returning to university after some time away and I am very interested in pursuing Classics. Is it usually encouraged or discouraged to register in both introductory Greek and introductory Latin? Do students tend to stagger these studies? Does anybody on the forum have experience in studying both at once? If so, what are your thoughts and/or advice?

Many thanks.
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Re: learning both latin and greek

Postby mtcougar832 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:44 pm

Well I am studying on my own, I started Latin at the beginning of the year, and in 2 weeks I'll start Greek. (Online groups using materials I like started, so I've jumped at the opportunity.) From a self-study perspective (and not having a good nuts-and-bolts grasp of grammar / grammatical terms) I think the languages compliment each other. I think Latin made Greek easier (or my Latin text was more helpful, LOL). The main thing is time - do you have time for both languages.

Since I assume you are taking actual college classes, you just need to be sure you can handle each class. If you are unsure, start one this year/term and the other next.
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Re: learning both latin and greek

Postby oberon » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:47 am

gogolgadgets wrote:Hello,

I have very little experience with Latin and none with Greek. I am returning to university after some time away and I am very interested in pursuing Classics. Is it usually encouraged or discouraged to register in both introductory Greek and introductory Latin? Do students tend to stagger these studies? Does anybody on the forum have experience in studying both at once? If so, what are your thoughts and/or advice?

Many thanks.


I took both at the same time way back when, as did many others. Most didn't find it too difficult.
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