Courses

GREK 1003. Elementary Ancient Greek I (Fa). 3 Hours.

The rudiments of classical Greek, with concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Short selections from ancient authors lead to basic reading ability.

GREK 1013. Elementary Ancient Greek II (Sp). 3 Hours.

A continuation of the rudiments of classical Greek, with concentration on grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Short selection from ancient authors lead to basic reading ability.

GREK 1203. Beginning Modern Greek I (Fa). 3 Hours.

Conversational language of Greece today. Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability. Leads to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.

GREK 1213. Beginning Modern Greek II (Sp). 3 Hours.

A continuation of GREK 1203. Stresses correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and simple speaking ability. Leads to active mastery of basic grammar and limited reading ability.

GREK 2003. Plato's Apology of Socrates or Greek New Testament or Both (Fa). 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: GREK 1013 or equivalent.

GREK 2013. Homer (Sp). 3 Hours.

Selections from the Iliad or the Odyssey: a survey of Greek epic poetry. Prerequisite: GREK 2003 or equivalent.

GREK 2203. Intermediate Modern Greek I (Fa). 3 Hours.

Continuation of Beginning Modern Greek. Prerequisite: GREK 1203 and GREK 1213, or equivalent.

GREK 2213. Intermediate Modern Greek II (Sp). 3 Hours.

Continuation of Intermediate Modern Greek I. Prerequisite: GREK 2203 or equivalent.

GREK 4003. Greek Lyric Poetry (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Readings from selected Greek lyric poems, to be chosen from several appropriate authors from the 7th through the 5th centuries BCE: Archilochus, Hipponax, Sappho, Alcaeus, Tyrtaeus, Mimnermus, Semonides, Solon, Xenophanes, Theognis, Pindar, Bacchylides. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4013. Greek Epic Poetry (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of the primary works of Greek hexameter poetry, including Homer, Hesiod, and/or the Homeric Hymns, with special attention to issues of oral composition and performance. Prerequisite: GREK 2013.

GREK 4023. Greek Philosophy (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of representative works of Greek philosophy, including those of the Pre-Socratics, Plato, and/or Aristotle. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4033. Herodotus or Thucydides (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Readings of Herodotus, Book VII, and Thucydides, Book VI; collateral readings on the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4043. Greek Drama (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Readings of 2 tragedies and one comedy; a study of the Greek theatre. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4053. Greek Syntax and Composition (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4063. Hellenistic Poetry (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Selections from significant post-classical authors, including Callimachus, Theocritus, Bion, Moschus, Herondas, Apollonios of Rhodes, and/or poets of the Greek Anthology. Special attention to archaic and classical influences, contemporary Hellenistic culture, and Roman responses. Prerequisite: GREK 2013.

GREK 4073. Ancient Greek Novel (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of the development of the Greek novel including the works of Lucian, Longus, Heliodorus, and/or Achilles Tatius. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4083. Greek Epigraphy (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Study of inscriptions, especially Attic, in their historical and social contexts, from the 8th century BCE to the Hellenistic/Roman period. Training in epigraphical conventions and symbols. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4093. Biblical and Patristic Greek (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Selected readings from appropriate texts, varying by semester, including the Septuagint, New Testament, Apostolic Fathers, and other patristic literature to the 5th century CE. Reading and discussion of selected texts in major genres. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 4103. Greek Oratory (Irregular). 3 Hours.

Readings from selected speeches, to be chosen from one or more appropriate authors: Lysias, Antiphon, Demosthenes, Isocrates, Andocides. Study of sophism and rhetoric of Athens in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE. Prerequisite: GREK 2013 or equivalent.

GREK 475V. Special Investigations (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

May be repeated for degree credit.

GREK 575V. Special Investigations (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.