Summer Gratin

Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies

Summer Greek & Latin



Free Summer Greek and Latin!


     Had Socrates said that in 1976, they might have given him the Nobel instead of that year's actual recipient, Milton Friedman ("There's no such thing as a free lunch.")  Unfortunately, neither of them lived long enough to witness our Free Summer Greek and Summer Latin programs here at Stockton. 

     While summer (ancient) Greek and Latin have secured their yearly appearances, Modern Greek has had something of a different trajectory.  It quietly came in, largely unnoticed and soon took off.  In the summer of 2008, we had two students. In 2011, we had over 20.  Enthusiasm and interest have been so high that the ICHS has agreed to sponsor  the continuation of Living Greek into December, making an almost full year of it.  Classes will meet at 4:30-5:15 (beginners) and 5:15-6:00 (advanced) in K-102.  Our first session is September 21st.  Please contact us at for more information.                             

"Summer" Greek  and Latin return in May 2012!


    Summer Greek and Latin are fast becoming something of a tradition here at Stockton. Our students study throughout the academic year: memorize forms, declensions and conjugations, dive into dictionaries and translate.  Then, they return for the summer to teach anyone who shares their passion for all things Greek and Latin.  There is a willingness to share and learn that is rarely seen in any other discipline (Have you ever heard of Summer Geometry?).  Modern Greek may still live on but anyone who says the Latin and Ancient Greek are dead languages clearly has not been anywhere near Stockton in summer! 

Summer Leek and Gratin will return for the fifth consecutive year in 2011. Modern Greek, due to popular demand will resume in the Fall! (See below)

More on our tutors from last year can be found

Above: Fred Mench returned recently to cover Brantley Cesanek's advanced class. Below: Victoria Conover takes her students on a journey to the 5th declension! Above: Armed with rough breathings, bearing stress marks and fists full of circumflex, our Greek team means business.Below: Michael Glading keeps his students close and his book closer.