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Classical Studies: Greek

GREEK 350 (W, TH, 4th Sem Req) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians: Readings in Greek (1)

Taught 3 hours a week in conjunction with CLAS 250 (Greeks, Romans and Barbarians), one hour per week translating Herodotus and/or Heliodorus. Primary sources will be consulted to see how perceptions of barbarians changed over time, affected by the ways that Greek and Roman interactions with them changed. In order to better understand how recent history shapes our interpretation of ancient culture, we will study post-coloialist, Afro-centric, and "anti-anti-Semitic" approaches to the Greco-Roman image of Egyptians, Persians, Indians, Scythians, Libyans, Ethiopians, Phrygians, Lydians, Gauls, Britons, and Germans. Credit may only be earned in one of the following: GREEK 350, LATIN 350 or CLAS 250.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing Centered; Fourth Semester Language Alternative

Prerequisite: GREEK 232 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Triennially in Spring
  • Instructor: Bachvarova