GREK 101 ELEMENTARY GREEK I (3)
Beginning course in Ancient Attic Greek, covering grammar (forms and syntax) and the reading of elementary selections from ancient sources. Makes a start toward reading Greek authors (both GREK 101 and 102 must be completed to obtain credit).
GREK 102 ELEMENTARY GREEK II (3)
Beginning course in Ancient Attic Greek, covering grammar (forms and syntax) and the reading of elementary selections from ancient sources. Makes a start toward reading Greek authors (both GREK 101 and 102 must be completed to obtain credit). Prereq: GREK 101 or equivalent.
GREK 201 GREEK PROSE AUTHORS (3)
Readings from authors such as Plato, Lysias, Xenophon, and Herodotus. Prereq: GREK 102 or equivalent.
GREK 202 INTRODUCTION TO GREEK POETRY (3)
Primarily readings from Homer, Hesiod, and Theocritus. Selections from Greek lyric may
be introduced at the instructor's discretion. Prereq: GREK 201 or equivalent.
GREK 305 READNGS IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY: PLATO (3)
Reading and interpretation of selected dialogues by Plato or other philosophical works. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 306 TRAGEDY (3)
Reading and interpretation of selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 307 HISTORY (3)
Extensive reading in Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, especially Books VI
and VII, the expedition against Syracuse. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 308 COMEDY (3)
Reading and interpretation of selected plays of Aristophanes or Menander. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 311 HOMER (3)
Reading and translation of extensive selections from the Iliad or the Odyssey. Introduction to epic meter, to Homeric Greek, and to the poet's style. Consideration of the evidence for oral composition and discussion of the heroic tradition. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 320 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR: ALEXANDER THE GREAT (3)
This seminar offers Classics students a firm grounding in the discipline, with an emphasis on the diverse materials, methods, and approaches that can be brought to bear on the study of Greco-Roman antiquity. Students will read and discuss contemporary scholarship on the enigmatic Alexander the Great drawn from various sub-fields of classics including history, archaeology, art history, and gender studies. Approved SAGES Departmental Seminar. Cross-listed as LATN 320.
GREK 370 GREEK PROSE COMPOSITION (3)
This course introduces student to the principles and practice of composing continuous passages of Greek prose. It is designed to review and to strenghten students' command of Attic forms while becoming more aware of the ways Greek syntax was employed to express thought. Via practice of writing Greek prose, the ultimate goal is for the students to become more proficient readers of ancient Greek. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 380 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE (3)
Study and discussion of important authors, works, and topics not covered regularly. Content will reflect particular interests of students and faculty and timeliness of topics. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
GREK 381 SENIOR SEMINAR (3)
The purpose of this course is to introduce graduating seniors to ancillary disciplines for the study of Greek and Latin literature and history. These include, but are not limited to palaeography, epigraphy, numismatics and textual criticism. A major component of this course will inevitably be unseen translation since ancient sources do not only have to be deciphered but also understood. The course can be offered or taken as either a Greek or Latin course, depending on student or instructor preference. Approved SAGES Capstone. Prereq: Any 300-level GREK or LATN course. Cross-listed as LATN 381.
GREK 382 SENIOR DISSERTATION (3)
A course of independent study and research culminating in the preparation of a thesis on a topic approved by the supervising faculty member. Enrollment in this course must be approved by the Chair of the Department. Prereq: GREK or LATN 381. Cross-listed as LATN 382.
GREK 395 DIRECTED READINGS (1-3)
Directed readings in Greek of authors selected to serve the individual interests and needs of undergraduate students. Each program planned and completed under the supervision of the instructor with whom the student wishes to work. Prereq: Consent of department.