The Department of Classical Languages and Literatures at Yale offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Coursework emphasizes the development of an overall knowledge of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations in conjunction with intensive language training in Greek and Latin. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject encourages sub-specialties in history, art, philosophy, and linguistics. The undergraduate major emphasizes the development of analytical skills. At the graduate level, a number of combined programs are offered. Learn more at

Introduction to Ancient Greek History
with Donald Kagan

This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.