Department of Greek & Latin


Summer School in Homer 2019

UK - Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2019

The Summer School offers five days of intensive teaching of Homeric language and literature. There will be four language classes each day as well as lectures, between 10.30 and 16.30. The course is not residential.

Teaching will be generally in groups of 15-20 people which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they should find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.

Programme for classes of the UK Summer School

Beginners Greek*
Intermediate Greek*
Advanced Greek*
Linear B*
Homer in Translation and his Roman Legacy†
Ancient Philosophy and Homer†
Papyrology and Homer†
Latin Palaeography and Homer†

* language course / † literature course / ⁂ practical course

Programme for classes of the Cyprus Summer School

Monday 30 July - Homer's Legacy in Modern Greek and British WWI Poetry 
Wednesday 1 August - Homer's Legacy in TV, Film, Novels and Translations

Programme, Cost and Application form

  • The provisional programme for the Summer School in Homer can be found for the UK and Cyprus. Please note: this programme is still subject to change.
  • The cost of the Summer School is £120. This includes all tuition, but not accommodation or travel expenses.

The Summer School in Homer caters for school and university students, and for anyone else who wishes to learn Homeric Greek, or to revive their knowledge of it. Potential participants will include: students with no prior knowledge of the language; pre-GCSE/GCSE and A-Level students; university students; mature applicants who wish to expand their knowledge of the Homeric epics. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.

Enquiries: please email the Summer School. All completed application forms (UK or Cyprus) should be returned, to be received no later than Monday 16th July 2018, to:


The Director, Dr Antony Makrinos
The Summer School in Homer
c/o Department of Greek and Latin
University College London
Gower Street


  • Four bursaries worth £120 each are available courtesy of the Classical Association.
  • One travel grant worth £100 is available courtesy of the Hellenic Society.
  • Two travel grants worth £50 each are available courtesy of the Summer School in Homer 2018.

Bursary application form (Word)
Travel grant application form (Word)

Useful information

  • How to find us

University College London's Bloomsbury campus is located close to Euston station. A map of the campus and information on individual venues can be found here.

  • We are well served by public transport. Information on local bus and tube services can be found here.
  • Accommodation

The Summer School is non-residential. However, students who require somewhere to stay can (subject to availability) arrange accommodation in a University of London Hall of Residence. Details of prices, availability and information on how to book can be found here. Additionally, places may be available in a UCL Hall of Residence. Further information about UCL Residences can be found here.