Why study Modern Greek?

Modern Greece exists – geographically, culturally, and economically – at a crossroads: between antiquity and modernity, between the East and the West, between Christianity and Islam, and between the developed and the developing world. The Modern Greek language is living testimony to the evolution of Hellenic thought and culture from Ancient Greece until the present. The study of Modern Greek enables learners to gain access to, and to appreciate the rich culture, history, art, science and literature of Greece.