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Ancient Greek

Overview

Ninety per cent of all Greek texts of Antiquity have been written in Koine Greek. This dialect is the language of a vast array of classical texts ranging from the fields of philosophy and medicine to poetry and novels, and it is the original language of the New Testament, that of the Septuagint and of many ancient Jewish and Christian texts. As many of today’s physical and social sciences originated with ancient Greeks and their fascinating treatises on a myriad of topics, knowledge of this language is the key to understanding the birth of Western culture.

Programs

Language Courses
Academic Programs

Jerusalem

Ancient Greek Preregister

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Oct 12, 2020 – Feb 8, 2021

Length

4 Months

Twice per week
Level I, Level II, Level III, Level IV, Level V
80 Ac. Hours

Ancient Greek

Spring

Enrollment

Closed

Dates

Feb 27 – Jun 30, 2020

Length

4 Months

Level II, Level IV, Level VI, Level VIII, Readings II, Readings IV, Lunch II/IV

Online

Ancient Greek September

Intensive

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Sep 8 – Oct 8, 2020

Length

4 Weeks

Level I, Level II, Levels I + II, Level III, Level IV, Level V, Level VI
60 Ac. Hours
ILS 2,850

International

Rome Program

Intensive

Enrollment

Closed

Dates

Jul 6 – 24, 2020

Length

3 Weeks

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Virginia Program

Intensive

Enrollment

Closed

Dates

Jun 22 – Jul 10, 2020

Length

3 Weeks

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Jerusalem

Fluency in Ancient Greek

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

2 Years

ILS 26,000 / Year

MA in Ancient Philology

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

2 Years

ILS 26,000 / Year

One-Year Program in Ancient Philology

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

1 Year

ILS 26,000 / Year
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Meet the Students

Michal Kabat

Warsaw, Poland

What attracted me was studying Ancient Greek as a living language. I had studied Classics so I thought that it would be a great opportunity for me to learn Greek better. I’d had difficulties learning Greek in the past as I could not memorize everything so the translation process seemed to me very abstract. My studies at Polis exceeded my expectations, personally, academically and culturally. The method was very effective, the staff and students were very personable, and life in Jerusalem was culturally enriching. I was able to picture how the world looked in ancient times, in Hellenistic times, when all the people were mixing their cultures.

One Year Program in Ancient Philology (’19)

Cooper Bryan

United States

Studying a BA at Harvard made me think about being Christian in an increasingly secularized society. I came to Polis to learn Ancient Greek and Hebrew so I have a clearer lens to study the Bible. I love The Polis Method because it helps me gain a deeper understanding of ancient texts.

One Year Program in Ancient Philology (’21)

Reuel Martinez

Brazil

The Polis method is the best means to study Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek. By speaking and listening to these languages, I was able to read a good amount of ancient works in their original language with ease by the time I received the MA in Ancient Philology degree.

Ancient Philology (’16)

The Faculty

Courses

Ancient Greek I + II (Intensive)

Ancient Greek III

Ancient Greek IV

Ancient Greek Readings I, II, III, IV

Ancient Greek V

Ancient Greek VI

Ancient Greek VII

Ancient Greek VIII

Greek Lunch (Symposium) I, II, III, IV

Greek Lunches (Symposia) 1

Greek Lunches (Symposia) 2

Greek Lunches (Symposia) 3

Greek Lunches (Symposia) 4

Greek Palaeography

Greek Philology

Greek Readings

History of Writing Systems (Taught in A. Greek)

Issues in Teaching Ancient Languages

Seven Seals I (Taught in A. Greek)

Seven Seals II (Taught in A. Greek)

Speech in Ancient Greek

Speech in Ancient Language

Translation Theory (Taught in A. Greek)