Bachelor of Arts
Ancient Greek Literature and its Tradition

Ancient Greek Literature and its Tradition

As classical philologies, Greek and Latin focus on Greek and Roman antiquity, respectively, and the diverse impact they have had on language, literature and culture. This includes exploring topics and questions from history, philosophy, religion and mythology.

Our discourse with the ancients is based on seminal texts from antiquity and periods in history where the impact of ancient Greek and Roman ideas has been the greatest, texts that are fundamental to Europe’s identity. Accordingly, intense engagement with Greek literature has always occurred in a historical context, from antiquity to the Middle Ages to the present day. That is why this degree program demands such solid knowledge of Greek/Latin. With regard to translating and understanding original texts, such knowledge is indispensable.

The University of Bonn focuses its research in this field on philological/editorial activities, the reception history of Greek and Latin texts, and the history of their legacy. Another research focus is the application of modern literary theories to historical texts. Individual electives allow students to follow their interests in the respective areas.

This subject must be combined with a second subject.

Possible lines of work:

Academic and cultural organizations, academia (research management, teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.), book industry (archives, libraries, publishers), teaching at a German public school, adult education, media (press, radio, television, online media), consulting

Open admission
NC values ​​from previous semesters
2022/2023 Wintersemester
free admission
2021/2022 Wintersemester
free admission
Bachelor of Arts
6 Semester
Winter semester

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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