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Classical Studies: Greek

GREEK 131 Elementary Ancient Greek I (1)

Introduction to the morphology and syntax of ancient Greek.

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff

GREEK 132 Elementary Ancient Greek II (1)

Introduction to the morphology and syntax of ancient Greek.

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Staff

GREEK 231 Ancient Greek Prose (1)

Reading and translation of selected ancient Greek prose texts, including works by Herodotus, Plato, Lysias and others.

Prerequisite: GREEK 131 and 132 or equivalent

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Staff

GREEK 232 Ancient Greek Poetry (1)

Selections from Greek epic poetry or a complete Greek tragedy will be read and discussed.

Prerequisite: GREEK 231 or equivalent

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Staff

GREEK 232a Hellenistic Greek Texts (1)

Reading and translation of selected Greek texts from the Greco-Roman period, including the New Testament, the Septuagint, Josephus, Philo, and the Apostolic Fathers; some attention to Hellenistic grammar, papyrology, and textual criticism.

Prerequisite: GREEK 231

  • Offering: On demand
  • Instructor: Staff

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

GREEK 351 (US) The Religious and Ritual Context of Aeschylus' Eumenides (1)

We will meet one extra hour per week to read the Eumenides in Greek. Attention will be paid to dialectal forms, meter, and the formal components of tragedy. Credit may only be earned in either GREEK 351 or CLAS 351.

Mode of Inquiry: Understanding Society

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Fourth Semester Language Alternative

Prerequisite: GREEK 232 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Triennially in spring
  • Instructor: Bachvarova

GREEK 390 Independent Study (.5-1)

Advanced study of selected Greek texts.

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Staff