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Study Greek at Otago

Experience the major works of Greek literature, drama, history and philosophy in the original language.

Greek papers offer both linguistic training and the experience of reading the major works in the original language. Greek, along with Latin, is an essential tool for postgraduate work in Classics.

The minor in Latin

Greek is available as a minor subject for the qualifications listed against the minor subject requirements below. It can also be taken as part of a major in Classics.

Classics is available as a major subject of study for a number of degrees.

Minor subject requirements

Greek as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Level Papers Points

GREK 111  Introductory Greek 1

GREK 112  Introductory Greek 2




GREK 211  Intermediate Greek

GREK 212  Intermediate Greek Authors




One 300-level GREK paper


No paper forming part of a minor subject requirement in Greek may also count for a minor or major subject requirement in Classics

Total   90


Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
GREK111 2023 Introductory Greek 1 18 points Semester 1
GREK112 2023 Introductory Greek 2 18 points Semester 2
GREK211 2023 Intermediate Greek 18 points Semester 1
GREK212 2023 Intermediate Greek Authors 18 points Semester 2
GREK328 2023 Advanced Greek Authors 1 18 points Semester 2
GREK329 2023 Advanced Greek Authors 2 18 points Not offered in 2023
GREK464 2023 A Topic in Greek Literature 20 points Semester 2

Key information for future students

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