Welcome to the Department of Greek Classics.

Department description


The Department of Greek Classics is a Wikiversity content development project where participants create, organize and develop learning resources for Greek Classics.

The Department of Greek Classics is devoted to offering courses on the Ancient Greek language, history, religion, art, and literature. The courses will generally be divided between Language and History. Most conceivable courses can easily be reconciled with these groups.

These courses only serve as an outline and have been arranged in an order from beginner onward. They are by no means written in stone and if better lesson plans or names arise feel free to edit.

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Department news

  • 14 October 2006 - Department founded!

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Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the learning project (learning projects are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing! We suggest the use of the learning project template (use "subst:Learning project boilerplate" on the new page, inside the double curved brackets {{}}).

Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple departments. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.

Ancient Greek Language

  • Introductory Ancient Greek Language - This course will attempt to familiarize the student with the Greek alphabet, voices, cases, noun declensions, and verb conjugations.
  • Intermediate Ancient Greek Language - This course will focus primarily on the moods and the more complex sentence structuring such as clauses.
  • Advanced Ancient Greek Language - The intent of this course is to expand the students studying beyond this website by encouraging a self taught battery of the more obscure verb forms and translations of actual Greek texts.
  • Homeric Greek - The previous courses having dealt with Attic Greek will have prepared the student for Homeric Greek.

Ancient Greek History

  • Survey of Ancient Greek and Near Eastern History - This course will hopefully offer a very broad historical outline of the region to be delved into more fully in the later courses.
  • Pre-Hellenic Aegean Civilizations - This will focus on the civilizations of the Myceneans and Minoans. Generally granting the student handy knowledge of events leading up to the era known as the classical period of Greece.
  • The Persian War - This course and the next may be combined into one and could be called Ancient Greek Military History
  • The Peloponessian War
  • Ancient Greek Religion
  • Life of Alexander - This course will hopefully deal with his entire life from his birth and relationship with Philip right up to his death and the aftermath. It will deal with all aspects of his life including social, political, military, and religious.
  • The Hellenistic Era - This course will deal with the different kingdoms that arose after the death of Alexander and their relationships with each other and the other cultures around them. This course wil hopefully deal with material up to the aquisition of Egypt by Rome.

Remember, Wikiversity has adopted the "learning by doing" model for education. Lessons should center on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. We learn by doing.

Select a descriptive name for each learning project.

Active Members/Current Projects


This is only necessary as long as the Department is being created in order to more easily contact each other for ideas and such.

  • JManning 00:08, 15 October 2006 (UTC) - I plan to begin writing a basic lesson plan for the Introductory Greek course ASAP
  • Strothatynhe 03:48, 3 July 2007 (UTC) - Have created a course outline for Alexander the Great
  • PoBoy321 03:37, 19 May 2008 (UTC) - I will soon begin creating outlines for Intermediate Greek courses.

Draft learning resources


You can learn from these, or develop them further. Please keep in mind that they are drafts though, if reading/studying them.