Fulfills the L&S breadth requirement in Arts and Literature or Philosophy and Values.
In this course we will read two texts in the original Ancient Greek (NOT in translation!): first, Lysias' courtroom speech “On the murder of Eratosthenes,” followed by Plato's "Crito." As time permits, we will also practise reading Greek at sight. While the course is primarily directed towards improving your knowledge of Greek, it will include consideration of our texts as intellectual and artistic achievements, and for the light they shed on Athenian culture.
Requirements: Regular quizzes on grammar in class; 1 midterm exam; 4 page term paper; final exam.
|Lysias Orations 1 and 3.||Ruth Scodel (ed.)||Hackett (Bryn Mawr Commentaries)||0-929524-19-5||Paper|
|Plato: Crito||Gilbert Rose (ed.)||Hackett (Bryn Mawr Commentaries series)||978-0-929524-24-5||Paper, 2nd edition|
|Oxford Grammar of Classical Greek||James Morwood||Oxford||978-0195218510||Paper|