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    Universities like Oxford encourage Classics applicants to have Greek A-Level (and this is a requirement for their course I option).

    So is Greek A-Level Classical/Attic Greek or something? because modern Greek is apparently very different from the Classical language.
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    (Original post by lancesephyr)
    Universities like Oxford encourage Classics applicants to have Greek A-Level (and this is a requirement for their course I option).

    So is Greek A-Level Classical/Attic Greek or something? because modern Greek is apparently very different from the Classical language.
    Ancient Greek and (modern) Greek are both available. I believe that Ancient Greek can be done by picking the Ancient Greek options from OCR's Classics specification. ( Modern Greek is available at GCSE and A level from Edexcel.)
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    Ancient Greek and (modern) Greek are both available. I believe that Ancient Greek can be done by picking the Ancient Greek options from OCR's Classics specification. ( Modern Greek is available at GCSE and A level from Edexcel.)
    Thank you. Is it at all an advantage to be fluent in Koine/Biblical Greek if I want to make an application for Classics? I know that Attic/Classical Greek is apparently different but idk..
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    (Original post by lancesephyr)
    Thank you. Is it at all an advantage to be fluent in Koine/Biblical Greek if I want to make an application for Classics? I know that Attic/Classical Greek is apparently different but idk..
    This is not my specialist subject (I got as far as O level Greek 30 years ago) but from memory Biblical Greek is very similar to Classical Greek - there's only about 300 years difference and my mother, who studies New Testament Greek, has found my old classical Greek lexicon helpful. If you have a good knowledge of biblical Greek I'd think the transition to Classical Greek would be very easy. (but as I said, I wouldn't regard myself as an expert in any way on this).
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    (Original post by lancesephyr)
    Thank you. Is it at all an advantage to be fluent in Koine/Biblical Greek if I want to make an application for Classics? I know that Attic/Classical Greek is apparently different but idk..

    here is a short summary of differences:

    http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~jtreat/koine/classical.html
 
 
 
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