Modern Greek Studies


A. Purpose and Program Description

The library seeks to support the needs of undergraduate students and faculty members taking part in the Modern Greek Studies emphasis within the Classics Department. While a few language courses were offered prior to 1997, the program has since expanded significantly. Although the emphasis is on language and literature, aspects of various courses deal with the history, performing arts, philosophy, religion, anthropology and folklore of Greece. As of 1998, there are two full-time teachers in the program.

B. General Selection Guidelines (see classed analysis for detailed statement)

Overall our existing collection for Modern Greek is at the basic information level. In fall 1998, we began collecting at the study and teaching level which is also our ultimate goal level.

C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs and monographic series selectively and periodicals, videos, newspapers, and digital forms of information very selectively. We do not collect dissertations.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect contemporary post-1997 imprints selectively and all other imprint dates very selectively.
  3. Chronological focus: The focus in on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Post-Byzantine materials are, however, collected very selectively. Classical Greek materials are collected according to the principles detailed in the Classical Greek and Latin collection development policy statement.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect materials published in Modern Greek and English.
  5. Place of publication: We collect publications from North America, Western Europe and Greece extensively and materials from all parts of the Greek diaspora selectively.