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The Program in Hellenic Studies offers a broad range of graduate seminars in Hellenic studies that are complemented by graduate courses in several departments and programs, with opportunities for doctoral research on Byzantine or Modern Greek civilization.
Many graduate students are currently supported by or otherwise affiliated with the Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies.
The Program in Hellenic Studies also oversees the Graduate Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies.
Admission to Princeton
Candidates with an interest in Hellenic Studies are encouraged to write to the Executive Director, Dimitri H. Gondicas, in advance of filing their application, providing information about their academic background and goals. As an interdepartmental program, Hellenic Studies cannot offer admission to the University.
All Princeton graduate students whose academic work relates to the study of Ancient, Medieval, or Modern Greece are eligible for Stanley J. Seeger graduate awards offered by the Program. Students are encouraged to pursue further study and research in Greece during the summer months and, occasionally, the academic year, with the support of Stanley J. Seeger Graduate Fellowships given by the Program.
Graduate Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies
The Graduate Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies is designed for students of the classics who are interested in pursuing (1) the study of the transmission and reception of the Classical tradition, or (2) the study of Greek language, literature, history, or culture in the Late Antique world, Byzantium, or modern Greece. The Program, which normally requires five years to complete, is administered by the Department of Classics in cooperation with the Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies. In addition to their work on classical languages, literatures, and history, students choose to concentrate on the Byzantine or the Modern Greek period. They are excused from some of the requirements of the normal Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in classics, and are asked instead to satisfy additional requirements in their chosen field. Students who satisfy the Program's requirements receive their Ph.D. in Classics, with a concentration in the Program in Classical and Hellenic Studies.
They also attend courses offered through the Department of Classics and the Program in Hellenic Studies and are encouraged to participate in courses relevant to their interests offered by departments such as Art and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, History, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion.
Students follow an individual course of study approved by their home department, in consultation with Hellenic Studies faculty.
Nathan T. Arrington
Charles E. Barber
Mark R. Beissinger
Marina S. Brownlee
Michael W. Cadden
Eric S. Gregory
Stanley N. Katz
Melissa S. Lane
Benjamin C. Morison
Michael A. Reynolds
David T. Jenkins
J. Michael Padgett
Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest. Not listed below are undergraduate courses and one-time-only graduate courses, which may be found for a specific term through the Registrar’s website. Also not listed are graduate-level independent reading and research courses, which may be approved by the Graduate School for individual students.