Learn Ancient Greek in 64 Free Lessons: A Free Online Course from Brandeis & Harvard

Leonard Muellner (Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at Brandeis University) and Belisi Gillespie (Phd candidate at UC Berkeley) have posted 64 videos on YouTube, which, when taken together, “present all the content covered in two semesters of a college-level Introduction to Ancient Greek course.”

The textbook used is Hansen, Hardy, and Gerald Quinn. Greek: An Intensive Course. 2nd edition. New York: Fordham University Press, 1992. And if you read the blurb that accompanies each video on YouTube, you’ll find out 1) what material each video covers, and 2) what pages are being used in the Hansen & Quinn textbook.

Made available online by Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies, the playlist of Ancient Greek lessons will be added to our collections, Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More and 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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  • Aileen Coccia says:

    I am very excited to start the course. I just purchased the book on amazon, and as soon as it arrives, I will begin.

  • Solange says:

    I am also looking forward to taking this course. I followed an EXCELLENT intro to Attic Greek course at the University of Ottawa, using this book, then fell out of practice but kept the book because I want to dive back in. I have been looking for guidance to go back through the textbook and can’t believe I have found this, the answer to my prayers! Let’s get started!

  • Nkembe Kemwa Sylvain Xavier says:

    Good morning,
    Please i would like to register for ancient Greek language as I am in school of preaching here in Zimbabwe and one of my favorite subject is Greek.
    May you assist me?
    Thanks, Nkembe

  • Coco says:

    Hi… Is this legit?
    I don’t want to purchase anything…
    Is it free?
    I’m just bored in my high school Math lesson…

    Coco Lighter

    P.S. Math is an acronym

    M – Mental
    A – Abuse
    T – Towards
    H – Humans

  • Clair Dunn says:

    I was very glad to find this course, but I do hope Professor Muellner will face the camera (and his students).


  • nathan stiles says:

    hi, I a an elderly minister who wants to learn greek to fully understand the new testament

  • imalreadywinston says:

    hahahahahha and school is

    H – half
    O- of
    M – my
    E – energy
    W – wasted
    O – on
    R – random
    K – knowledge

  • Jesusoga Emmanuel says:

    Please kindly send me a link to join the free course.

  • Nkembe Kemwa Sylvain Xavier says:

    Good morning.
    please I am willing to register for the free ancient Greek and Hebrews lessons if possible.
    Thank you!

  • Daniel Barbour says:

    I live permanently in a nursing home and don’t have any money. Where can I learn ancient Greek of Homer, Plato, etc., for free or little money?

  • Elshaddai Endale says:

    very sorry but I would like to say that I don’t think it is safe to leave your number out for the general public on the internet

  • Philip Hobson says:

    The male teacher mumbles . It might help if he spoke more slowly and faced the camera .

  • quiddam says:

    Just bought the text. Anyone have or know of a link to an answer key to exercises and an editable pdf for this text?

  • Sirichandhana says:

    I opened the website
    But,how to oprn means,how to listen classes and about everything
    Iam interested in this
    Anybody or anyone tell me

  • Scotty says:

    I would like to join the online course.



  • Dawna says:

    Would love to take some Greek culture and language classes.

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