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- 2020 QS World University Rankings
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Our work focuses on one of the oldest and most vibrant societies of Europe. At the crossroads of cultures and peoples, modern Greece offers inspiring insights into how civilisations coexist and prosper through their historical interaction and mutual influence.
Starting with epic poet Homer and his continuing impact on contemporary Greece, we offer a coherent sequence on Byzantium, early modern Greece, the Greek state, its social institutions, culture, literature, cinema and the arts and language.
We provide beginner, intermediate and advanced modern Greek language learning opportunities and you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how modern Greek is used in politics, journalism, media, commerce and beyond.
Study one of the oldest languages and cultures in Australia’s largest department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies. Select from a range of language and culture units, undertake an intensive in-country experience and prepare for employment in education, translation and interpreting, media, government and the private sector.
From late antiquity to Byzantium and modern Greece our department encourages an innovative reconsideration of the Greek tradition. We focus on the polytropic character of Greek culture, the confusing history, the obscure religion, the cheerful folk tradition, the euphoric music, the enchanting literature, the magnificent art, the prolific cinema, the ambiguous Diasporic identity and many other areas of research.
Our current research includes:
Our advanced exchange programs provide life-changing experiences in Greece and its surrounding islands, where eligible students exercise their language skills and develop an understanding of cultural intricacies.
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