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Greek (Ancient)

Ancient Greek

The ancient Greeks invented drama, history, philosophy, medicine, and democracy. By the end of the first year, you will be able to read basic works of ancient Greek literature. In addition to improving your English vocabulary, spelling, and knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, studying ancient Greek cultivates the ability to read closely and astutely, think logically, and express yourself precisely and lucidly, which are valuable skills that every employer wants. The study of Greek also correlates with improved scores on such standardized tests as the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE. In short, learning Greek is valuable… and fun! 

Majors & Certificates 

Classics Major, Classical Humanities Major; visit the Majors & Certificates page for more information.

Advising 

Grant Nelsestuen, nelsestuen@wisc.edu

Study Abroad 

You can study Ancient Greek in Greece. Contact International Academic Programs for more information, and check out the Major & Certificate Advising Page for Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies.

Student Organizations 

Classics Society; browse the Wisconsin Involvement Network for more information.