Greek (Ancient)


The study of Ancient Greek focuses mostly on Classical Greek, though we also offer coverage of post-Classical and biblical Greek. Initial emphasis is placed on mastery of the language, but the texts we read, even at the elementary stage, offer a privileged access to Greek literature and culture. Advanced units provide an opportunity for more in-depth study of selected areas of Greek language, literature, history, philosophy, culture and religion. The elementary units also provide a secure foundation for those who wish to read the New Testament.

Please note: Mid-year entry for the Greek (Ancient) Honours subject area is not available.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

The Honours program in Greek (Ancient) consists of: 1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff 2. two seminars that meet weekly for three hours for one semester 3. one unseen exam on a Greek text. The thesis should be of 15,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000 words of written work or it equivalent. The thesis is worth 45% of the final Honours mark, each of the seminars is worth 22.5% and the unseen exam is worth 10%.

Related subject areas

Ancient History, Classical Studies, Latin

Our courses that offer this honours subject area