GREEK 100

Attic Prose
Section: 
001
Days and Time: 
MWF 9-9:59A
Room: 
DWIN106
Units: 
4
Instructor: 
Giovanni Ferrari
Additional Notes: 

Fulfills the L&S breadth requirement in Arts and Literature or Philosophy and Values.

Course Description: 

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.

Texts: 

 

TITLE AUTHOR/EDITOR PUBLISHER ISBN # EDITION
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

 

 

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