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BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Welcome to the B.A.A.G. website!

The BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece was established in 2019 as part of our university’s expansion and outreach initiative.

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – or Athens University as it is most commonly known – was inaugurated in 1837; it was the first university to be founded in the then newly established Modern Greek state, as well as in the Balkan and the Eastern Mediterranean area. Its role has been historically and socially decisive for national and regional tertiary education, and the promotion of cultural life in Greece and farther afield.

B.A.A.G. was created and is run by our University’s School of Philosophy, which is the largest, as well as one of the oldest, university schools in Greece: it consists of thirteen departments, offering a wide range of studies in the fields of classical and modern Greek, linguistics and literature of foreign cultures, ancient and modern history, archaeology, pedagogy, psychology, Slavic studies, drama and music studies.

Our Program offers a wide-ranging bachelor’s degree, devoted to the study and appreciation of Classical Greek culture. Studying with us, offers you the opportunity to learn about the archaeological monuments of Greece and their history, to learn ancient Greek and Latin, to systematically examine ancient texts of key historical importance and, finally, to learn modern Greek. The interdisciplinary nature of the program also allows students to think both critically and imaginatively, write well-structured essays, and examine, analyse, and synthesize complex sets of data.

As the Program’s director, I am happy to welcome you to our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or require further information and assistance!

Dimitris Plantzos,

Professor of classical archaeology