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 45+ 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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