Though no longer spoken, ancient Greek provided a foundational vocabulary for many other languages. Beyond the structure of words, ancient Greek was also the language of early philosophers, writers, and religions—distinguishing it as one of the most vital of languages to study.

Why study Greek at Sewanee?

By studying Greek at Sewanee, you’ll be exposed to various topics—Homer, classic historians, great orators, poets, philosophers, and writers of Greek tragedy and comedy. You’ll learn about ancient Greek civilization, its contributions to modern civilization, and its presence in lyrical, mythical, and religious texts.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Greek

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Classical Languages | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Latin | Website


Daniel Stephen Holmes
Associate Professor and Chair of Classical Languages

Gailor Hall 20, Ext. 1520