MALS 2019 Winter Week 8–12 July: Program

This Winter Week we will be offering a great selection of ancient languages including our core languages (Latin, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Hieroglyphic Egyptian) and several exciting additions including Coptic, Akkadian, and an introduction to the Australian Aboriginal language Gamilaraay.

All courses will run Monday to Friday 9.00am–4.00pm and will be held on the Macquarie University Campus.

Please follow the steps below to enrol and keep in touch until July.

Step 1

Browse our courses below and check out our FAQs for information about daily timetable, transport, textbook suppliers, and catering.

Step 2

Once you have selected a course please enrol via our Eventbrite page.

Step 3

Follow us on Facebook for MALS updates and other ancient languages news. Also feel free to email us with any questions: mals@mq.edu.au

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Beginners Ancient Greek

Tutor: Paul Reisner

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 FAQs for textbook suppliers.

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Experienced Beginners Ancient Greek

Tutor: Katerina Cipuseva

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 FAQs for textbook suppliers.

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Intermediate Ancient Greek

Tutor: Mark Matic

Suitable for students with at least 2 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 a selection of readings from literary texts of the classical and post-classical periods.

 

Texts: Selections from Andocides, On the Mysteries and Xenophon, Cyropaedia. Texts will be provided on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Advanced Ancient Greek

Tutor: Peter Brown

Suitable for students with at least 4 units of university-level Ancient Greek or equivalent (contact mals@mq.edu.au for further advice). Students should have a solid 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 and discussion of grammatical, stylistic, and historical points of interest.

Texts: Iliad 10 and Thucydides, Book I. Texts will be provided on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Intermediate/Advanced Biblical and Patristic Greek

Tutor: Alice Baker

Suitable for students with at least 2 units of university-level Classical or Koine Greek (contact mals@mq.edu.au if you require further advice). Students should have a good grasp of the grammar of the language and be ready to explore original texts. This course may suit those who have experience with the language but would like to develop their independence from electronic language resources.

This course will include treatment of advanced grammatical concepts integrated with guided reading of a selection of Biblical and Patristic texts written in the Koine dialect.

Text:  Life of Adam and Eve, Philo’s On the Account of the World’s Creation 136-170 (an allegorical interpretation of Adam, Eve and the snake). Texts will be provided on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Beginners Latin

Tutor: Samuel Wessels

Suitable for students with no experience of the language.

This course introduces students to the Latin alphabet and provides the fundamental grammar and vocabulary of Classical Latin, used by such famous writers as Cicero, Caesar, and Ovid. We use Chs. 1–4 of the Introduction to Latin Language (see below) as a framework for study.

Textbook: T. V. Evans, Introduction to the Latin Language. A copy of this textbook will be emailed to all enrolled students prior to the Winter Week.

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Experienced Beginners Latin

Tutor: Philip Brophy

Suitable for students who have completed a MALS Ancient Latin 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 the ILL (see below), we proceed to using Chs. 5–8 as a framework for study.

Textbook: T. V. Evans, Introduction to the Latin Language. A copy of this textbook will be emailed to all enrolled students before the start of the MALS Winter Week.

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Intermediate Latin

Tutor: Paul McKechnie and Trevor Evans

Suitable for students with at least 2 units of university-level Ancient Latin 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 a selection of readings from literary texts of the classical and post-classical periods.

Text: Selections from Lucretius' De rerum natura (Monday, Tuesday) and selections from Caesar, Civil Wars 1 and the Bellum Africanum (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). Texts will be provided on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Advanced Latin

Tutor: Dexter Hoyos

Suitable for students with at least 4 units of university-level Latin 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 Cicero, de Amicitia. Texts will be provided on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Beginners Hebrew

Tutor: 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: G. Athas and I. 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/

Course notes will also be made available on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Intermediate Hebrew

Tutor: Jonathan Thambyrjah

Suitable for students with at least 2 units 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.

Texts: TBA. Texts will be made available on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Advanced Hebrew

Tutor: Steven Coxhead

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: Selections from Jeremiah 11, 14–15, 18, 20, focusing on Jeremiah's confessions. Texts will be made available on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Beginners Hieroglyphic Egyptian

Tutor: TBA

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 on monuments and artefacts, including stelae, funerary cones and coffins from a range of periods of Egyptian history.

Textbook: A hieroglyphic sign list will be made available on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May. 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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Experienced Beginners Hieroglyphic Egyptian

Tutor: 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 Learning Materials page from mid-May.  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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Intermediate Hieroglyphic Egyptian

Tutor: Pauline Stanton

Suitable for students with at least 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: The Dream Stele of Tuthmosis IV and the Westcar Papyrus. Texts will be made available on the MALS Learning Materials page from mid-May.

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Advanced Hieroglyphic Egyptian

Tutor: Ellen Ryan

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 : A range of biographies from the 18th Dynasty, including the Amarna period. Texts will be emailed to enrolled students. Please see the Learning Materials page for a list of the texts that will be read.

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Coptic

Tutor: Madeline Jenkins

Suitable for students with no experience of the language.

This course explores the fundamentals of the Sahidic dialect of Coptic (the latest form of the ancient Egyptian language) script, grammar, and vocabulary.

Textbook: T. O. Lambdin, Introduction to Sahidic Coptic (Macon, 1983; 2nd edn. 1992). Please see FAQs for recommended textbook suppliers.

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Introduction to Gamilaraay, a language being revived.

Tutor: John Giacon, Tracey Cameron, and Priscilla Strasek

Suitable for students with no experience of the language.

Gamilaraay is an indigenous Aboriginal language. This introductory course explores the grammar, syntax, phonology, and semantics of the Gamilaraay language with some focus on spoken conversation as well. John, Tracey, and Priscilla will also discuss Gamilaraay country and history, the principles of language revival, and how the revival of Gamilaraay is seen by the Gamilaraay people .

Textbook: Links to course materials can be found on our Learning Materials page.

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Experienced Beginners Akkadian (Amarna Letters)

Tutor: Noel Weeks

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

This course continues the exploration of Akkadian script, grammar, and vocabulary, through study of the Amarna letters.

Text: Amarna Letters . Course notes will be provided in class during the Winter Week. Students should also purchase a copy of R. Caplice, Introduction to Akkadian (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 2002). See FAQs for recommended textbook suppliers.