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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.

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    Greek at Otago

    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, or as part of a combined Language and Linguistics major.

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    Greek as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, 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 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


    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

    GREK papers

    Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
    GREK111 2024 Introductory Greek 1 18 Semester 1
    GREK112 2024 Introductory Greek 2 18 Semester 2
    GREK211 2024 Intermediate Greek 18 Semester 1
    GREK212 2024 Intermediate Greek Authors 18 Semester 2
    GREK328 2024 Advanced Greek Authors 1 18 Not offered in 2024
    GREK329 2024 Advanced Greek Authors 2 18 Semester 2
    GREK464 2024 A Topic in Greek Literature 20 Semester 2

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