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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, 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 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
100-level

GREK 111  Introductory Greek 1

GREK 112  Introductory Greek 2

18

18

200-level

GREK 211  Intermediate Greek

GREK 212  Intermediate Greek Authors

18

18

300-level

One 300-level GREK paper

18
 

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

Papers

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
GREK111 2021 Introductory Greek 1 18 points First Semester
GREK112 2021 Introductory Greek 2 18 points Second Semester
GREK211 2021 Intermediate Greek 18 points First Semester
GREK212 2021 Intermediate Greek Authors 18 points Second Semester
GREK328 2021 Advanced Greek Authors 1 18 points Second Semester
GREK329 2021 Advanced Greek Authors 2 18 points Not offered, expected to be offered in 2022
GREK464 2021 A Topic in Greek Literature 20 points Second Semester

Key information for future students

Contact us

Classics Programme
Email classics@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/classics