2013-2014

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Classical Studies: Greek

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

Taught 3 hours a week in conjunction with CLAS 250W (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-colonialist, 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 350W or CLAS 250W.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Thinking Historically; Fourth Semester Language Requirement
  • Prerequisite: GREEK 232 or consent of instructor
  • Offering: Triennially in Spring
  • Instructor: Bachvarova

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