Leaving Certificate Ancient Greek is concerned with the study of the language, literature, history, art and architecture of Ancient Greece. The emphasis is very much on the reading of the great writers such as Homer, Plato, Sophocles and Euripides. Students at Higher level are required to do composition from the vernacular into Greek and to read greater quantities of Greek literature than students at Ordinary level.
Ancient Greek is assessed by written examination. There are separate Ordinary level and Higher level papers.