Study Ancient Greek and gain an insight into your world today by exploring how ancient cultures have contributed to the development of our modern world.

Open up the world of classical antiquity through Ancient Greek

Ever wanted to read Homer’s Odyssey in the original? To discover how the Ancient Greeks thought about themselves? This – and more – will be open to you once you start studying the language of Ancient Greek.

As a student of Ancient Greek, you will have the opportunity to read Greek history, drama, oratory, philosophy, poetry and satire, all in the original language. Knowledge of Ancient Greek is very useful for research and training in fields such as biochemistry, medicine, the history and philosophy of science, archaeology, Biblical studies, history, philosophy, art history, English literary studies and music. Language classes tend to be smaller than other university subjects, so you’ll enjoy all the social benefits of learning in small groups.

Where can Ancient Greek take you?

Studying the Ancient Greek language will set you up well for any career that requires communication, problem solving, memorisation, writing, critical thinking, and resolving ambiguity. Graduates have gone on to become bankers, doctors, lawyers, artists, software designers, university professors, politicians, novelists and video game hint-book writers – to name just a few!

Where do I start?

Before you begin studying a language, there are a couple of steps you will need to take:

1. Pick how you’ll study your chosen language

There is a wide range of options available to students interested in studying Ancient Greek

2. Apply/Enrol

You’ll need to create an account and apply for your chosen course.

Visit your chosen course page above and click the ‘Apply now’ tab to begin your application.

3. Placement testing

If you have previously studied Ancient Greek and your ability and background is greater than a beginner level, please get in contact with the course coordinator for the language you wish to study and they will provide you with more information on what level may be appropriate for your level of proficiency. You may be required to sit a short placement test or fill out a questionnaire to assess what level will be most appropriate for you.

Ancient Greek Course Coordinator: Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard

If you have previously studied Ancient Greek, you will be placed in one of the below entry points:

Ancient Greek 1 entry point
Students with no or little previous knowledge of the language usually enter the progression at Ancient Greek 1.

Ancient Greek 3 entry point
Students commencing at Ancient Greek entry point 3 must have completed VCE Ancient Greek or equivalent.

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