Current Program

The 2021 MALS Summer Week will run between 11–15 January online via Zoom. Please consult our FAQs page for information about the daily timetable and browse below for information about the different languages available this January.

When you've decided on a language and level please click on the button to enrol via our Eventbrite page.

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Ancient Greek Beginners

Paul Reisner and Katarina Cipuseva

Suitable for students with no experience of the language.

This course introduces students to the Greek script and provides the fundamental grammar and vocabulary of the Attic dialect, used by such famous writers as Thucydides, Sophocles, and Plato. We use Chs. 1–4 of Luschnig’s Introduction (see below) as a framework for study.

Textbook: C. A. E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach, 2nd edn (Hackett: Indianapolis & Cambridge, 2007). See our FAQs page for textbook suppliers.

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Ancient Greek Experienced Beginners

Mark Matic

Suitable for students who have completed a MALS Ancient Greek Beginners course or 1 unit of university-level Ancient Greek (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice).

This course provides an overview of grammar taught in the beginners-level course, follow-on treatment of grammar, and some guided readings. After revision of Chs. 1–4 of Luschnig’s Introduction (see below), we proceed to using Chs. 5–8 as a framework for study.

Textbook: C. A. E. Luschnig, An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach, 2nd edn (Hackett: Indianapolis & Cambridge, 2007). See our FAQs page for textbook suppliers.

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Ancient Greek Intermediate

Samuel Wessels

Suitable for students with 2-3 units of university-level Ancient Greek or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice). Students should have a good grasp of the basic grammar of the language and be ready to explore original texts.

This course will include treatment of more advanced grammatical concepts integrated with readings.

Texts: Selection from Xenophon's Anabasis and prose composition exercises focused on key grammatical features of the text. Texts will be made available on this website from mid-December.

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Ancient Greek Advanced

Peter Brown

Suitable for students with 3–4 units of university-level Ancient Greek or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au for further advice). Students should have a confident grasp of the language. Some prior experience of reading original texts is recommended as a prerequisite.

This course provides guided reading of original ancient texts.

Texts: Sophocles’ Electra. Texts will be made available on the MALS website from mid-December.

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Septuagint Greek (Intermediate/Advanced)

Trevor Evans

Suitable for students with 2–3 units of university-level Ancient Greek or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au for further advice). Students should have a confident grasp of the language. Some prior experience of reading original texts is recommended as a prerequisite.

This course provides guided reading of original ancient texts.

Texts: Selections from the Greek translations of Joshua and Ruth. Texts will be made available on this website from mid-December.

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Hieroglyphic Egyptian Beginners

Madeline Jenkins

Suitable for students with no experience of the language.

This course will introduce students to the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script, and will explore the fundamentals of Middle Egyptian grammar and vocabulary. Students will have the opportunity to read short hieroglyphic inscriptions from a range of periods of Egyptian history.

Textbook: A hieroglyphic sign list will be made available to students by mid-December on the MALS website. Students may wish to purchase B. G. Ockinga, A Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian: An Outline of Middle Egyptian Grammar 3rd edn (Mainz, 2012) as a reference tool.

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Hieroglyphic Egyptian Experienced Beginners

Kerry Peadon

Suitable for students who are returning to the study of Egyptian after some time or have completed the MALS beginners-level course or 1 unit of university-level Hieroglyphic Egyptian or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice).

This course continues the exploration of Middle Egyptian script, grammar, and vocabulary, including complementary readings from the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms.

Text: Course notes will be made available on the MALS website by early November. Students may wish to purchase B. G. Ockinga, A Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian: An Outline of Middle Egyptian Grammar 3rd edn (Mainz, 2012) as a reference tool.

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Hieroglyphic Egyptian Intermediate Pauline Stanton

Suitable for students with 2 units of university-level Hieroglyphic Egyptian or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice).

This course will include treatment of more advanced grammatical concepts integrated with a selection of guided readings.

 

Texts: False Door of Inti, Stele of Djedu, and The Shipwrecked Sailor. Texts will be available on the MALS website from mid-December.

 

 

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Hieroglyphic Egyptian Advanced

Boyo Ockinga

Suitable for students with 3–4 units of university-level Hieroglyphic Egyptian or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice).

This course provides guided reading of Middle Egyptian Texts.

Text : Texts from the Tomb of Petosiris in Tuna el Gebel. Texts will be made available on the MALS website by mid-December.

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Classical Hebrew Beginners

Anne Porter

Suitable for students with no experience of the language.

This course introduces students to the Ancient Hebrew script and fundamental grammar and vocabulary.

Textbook: George Athas and Ian Young, Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar, 5th edn (Croydon Park, NSW: Ancient Vessel Press, 2016). This textbook is only available from https://reformers.org.au/

Text: Course notes will be made available on the MALS website by mid-December.

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Classical Hebrew Experienced Beginners

Paul Statheos

Suitable for students with 1 unit of university-level Ancient Hebrew or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice).

This course continues the exploration of Ancient Hebrew script, grammar, and vocabulary, including complementary readings.

Textbook: George Athas and Ian Young, Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar, 5th edn (Croydon Park, NSW: Ancient Vessel Press, 2016). This textbook is only available from https://reformers.org.au/

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Classical Hebrew Advanced

Jonathan Thambyrajah

Suitable for students with 3–4 units of university-level Ancient Hebrew or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice).

This course provides guided reading of Ancient Hebrew texts.

Text: The Damascus Document from the Dead Sea Scrolls.