• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Ancient Greek
  • Minor code AGRK-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The study of Ancient Greek is a rewarding one. An Ancient Greek minor assumes no prior knowledge of the language. It introduces the principles of the language (grammar, vocabulary, syntax) and develops reading skills that will enable you to engage closely with Ancient Greek texts. The courses we offer give you a unique opportunity to read in the original language the literature, history, and philosophy of the Roman world. From your engagement with the past through its language and literature you will gain a richer understanding not only of that world but also of contemporary society. Proficiency in Ancient Greek is highly recommended also for those wishing to specialize in Ancient Greek or Roman history and civilization.

Students with prior experience of Ancient Greek should consult with the convenor to establish the appropriate entry level into the minor.


Learning outcomes

  • To become acquainted with and extend your command of Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary; to enable you to increase your ability to read Ancient Greek with pleasure and understanding: some texts at sight, any texts with the aid of dictionaries, grammars, translations, and textual notes;
  • To develop skills in reading      Ancient Greek, beginning with the study of simplified texts and moving to      focussed examination of foundational texts of the Greek and the Greco-Roman      world;
  • To study these texts against      their historical and cultural background;
  • To promote approaches and      methodologies for critical thinking not only about the ancient sources but      also the discourse of our own world.
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Advice to Students
GREK2125 - s is offered in a selection of special topic each semester.  This course may be included in the major more than once by selecting a different topic each time.
Minor Requirements
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 18 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6
GREK1102 Continuing Ancient Greek 6
GREK2101 Intermediate Ancient Greek 6
GREK2125 Advanced Ancient Greek 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
GREK2117 Advanced Ancient Greek P - Reading course 6
GREK2118 Advanced Ancient Greek Q - Reading Course 6
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