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Ancient Greek Language and Literature

The Minor with an Ancient Greek Language and Literature concentration is intended for students who wish to study ancient Greek literature and gain access to foundational writings of the western world. No prior experience in languages (or grammar) is necessary or assumed. The emphasis is on reading and translating, rather than on speaking. In the first two semesters, sentences (and later paragraphs) are taken from the Iliad and Odyssey, the historical works by Thucydides and Herodotus, the Philosophical works of Plato, the dramas of Sophocles and Euripides, court cases, and the Gospels, Letters, and other writings of the New Testament. Longer selections are considered in the third and fourth semesters as competency increases.

The following chart shows the course requirements for the Ancient Greek Language and Literature Minor.


Total Credits

21 credits

Required Courses (9 credits)
  • Greek 103 - First Semester Greek, 4 credits
    Greek 104 - Second Semester Greek, 4 credits
    Greek 205 - Third Semester Greek (or equiv) , 4 credits
Electives (9 credits)

Nine additional credits, 6 of which must be in Greek at the 300 level or above; the remaining 3 credits may be in Greek or Classic at the 300 level or above.

GPA Requirements

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.000 GPA on all credits in the minor, including any transfer work.