Greek words and word roots permeate the English language and have rich sources of meaning derived from ancient Greek mythology, literature, drama, history, religion and philosophy. Each week you will learn about thirty new English words originating from Greek sources including Homer, Aristotle, Aeschylus and the Greek historians. Special attention will be paid to the vocabulary of myth and Greek tragedy – and words such as hubris, nemesis and arete, which are especially meaningful today. Not only will you enjoy increasing your vocabulary, you will also deepen your understanding of Greek influences on modern life. Class sessions will include lecture, storytelling, and discussion as well as video excerpts.
Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.