• 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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. study these texts against their historical and cultural background; and
  4. 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
GREK3125 may be completed more than once in a different Topic in each instance.
Minor Requirements
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

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

Code Title Units
CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6
CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L) 6

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

Code Title Units
GREK1102 Continuing Ancient Greek 6
GREK2119 Continuing Ancient Greek (L) 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
GREK2121 Intermediate Ancient Greek I 6
GREK2122 Intermediate Ancient Greek II 6
GREK3125 Advanced Ancient Greek 6
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
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