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Dr Juan Coderch

Senior Language Tutor in Greek and Latin
Careers officer

jc210@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: 01334 462611

Room: C27

Research profile

Research Interests

Anything related to both classical languages and their grammar, especially composing in both of them (translation from English into Greek or Latin).

Current research projects

Production of teaching and learning materials

I am currently writing a series of four books:

  • Classical Greek: A New Grammar (published, March 2012)
  • Classical Greek: A New Grammar  –  Book of exercises (in preparation)
  • Latin: A New Grammar  (published, May 2013)
  • Latin: A New Grammar  –  Book of exercises (in preparation)

Translation

Maintenance of a web site of World News and articles in Ancient Greek (Akropolis World News - www.akwn.net), analogous to Nuntii Latini (Helsinki, Bremen and Warsaw).

Publications

Articles (in Spanish)

  • “The similes used by Apollonius Rhodius”, published by the Univ. Autònoma of Barcelona, 1995.
  • "Differences and similarities between similes used by Apollonius Rhodius and by Homer”, published by the Univ. Autònoma of Barcelona, 1996.
  • “The alien texts used by Aristotle in his Poetica”, published by the Univ. of Las Palmas, 1996.
  • “The evolutions of Telemachos and Achilles”, published by the Univ. of Cádiz, 1996.
  • “Purgation and madness in Greek tragedy”, published by the Univ. of Las Palmas, 1997.
  • “Questions about the minor episodes of The Argonautica”, published by the Univ. of La Laguna (Tenerife), 1997.

Books

  • Latin: A New Grammar (May 2013)
  • Classical Greek: A New Grammar (March 2012)
  • Don Camillo and Sherlock Holmes... in Classical Greek (Methexis 2011); translations of a Sherlock Holmes case, "The Case of the Three Students",  by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a Don Camillo story "The Procession" by Giovanni Guareschi.
  • Diccionario Español-Griego (Madrid, 1997). About 17.000 entries.

Teaching

Greek and Latin languages at all levels.

Academic Career

Studies

  • Graduate (5-year degree) in Classical Philology (1985, Univ. of Barcelona)
  • Master of Arts in Greek (1986, Univ. of Sheffield)
  • Ph.D. in Classical philology (1991, Univ. of Barcelona)

Jobs

  • Lector in Greek and Latin (2003-2007, Language Teaching Team, Univ. of Oxford)
  • Lecturer in Greek in Merton College, Univ. of Oxford (2005-2006, simultaneously with the position of Lector)
  • Senior Language Tutor in Greek and Latin, Univ. of St. Andrews (since 2007)

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