ESP Biography

CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, Independent scholar and tutor in Latin and Greek

Major: History of Science

College/Employer: Harvard University

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My research interests include theoretical and Indo-European
linguistics and the history of logic in Greece, India and China.
Two other topics that I study are the linguistic relativity
hypothesis and archaeological decipherment. Well aware that
one must have some entertainment in life, I am also interested
in wine in the ancient world.
I am active in Cambridge community affairs and serve on the
Coordinating Committee of the Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood
Association, where I chair the Major Construction Committee.
I have taught Latin at the British School of Boston, the Upham
Corners Charter School and the Boston and Cambridge Centers
for Adult Education. I currently tutor Latin and Greek privately.
I am a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars,
where I have served on the Prize Awards and Officer Nominating

Past Classes

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H2050: Ancient Greek in HSSP Spring 2009 (Mar. 14, 2009)
This course is an introduction to the language of Homer, Euripides and Plato. Students will learn the basics of the grammar and its history within the Indo-European family of languages. Other topics will be decided by the interests of the class.

H2051: Archaeological Decipherment in Spark! Spring 2009 (Mar. 07, 2009)
If your are fascinated by the mystery of undeciphered languages, this course is for you! We will survey decipherments of the past, methods of decipherment, and still-undeciphered scripts.

L1814: Indo-European in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
This course is an introduction to the study of the language family that English belongs to. We will discuss the linguistics, history and culture of this group. Students will gain a new perspective on language and be shown some directions to explore their curiosity about words and language change.

Latin AP Preparation in DELVE (2009)
The Latin AP is undergoing a complete revision, to be finalized after this Spring. Many schools are dropping their AP ...

AP Latin in DELVE (2008)
This is an intensive preparation for the newly restructured Latin AP exam. The prerequisites for this class were: Reading ability ...