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Undergraduate subject

Ancient Greek

12 October 2023

Study of the Ancient Greek language uncovers the origins of many words and ideas in our modern English language.



Ancient Greek


Studying Ancient Greek at UC will involve more than just the language; you will delve into Greek literature, history, politics, architecture, and philosophy.

Through your studies, you will be able to draw upon the past to better understand what is going on in the world right now as many modern concepts like democracy, theatre, and psychology originated in Greece.


Ancient Greek


UC offers a Certificate in Languages and Diploma in Languages in Ancient Greek.

See also Classics.

100-level courses

First year offers two beginner’s courses in Ancient Greek language across two semesters, including reading Greek and grammar:

200 and 300-level courses

At 200 and 300-level, you will have the opportunity to study some of the greatest literary works of the western world in their original language, such as Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, and Thucydides.

You can develop your own particular interests based on these and other authors and can embark on supervised research projects.


Ancient Greek

Career opportunities

Through learning the language and analysing ancient Greek culture, you will gain skills like research, analysis, attention to detail, critical thinking, and communication.

Career pathways could include:

  • museums and libraries
  • teaching and academia
  • art and language conservation
  • publishing.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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