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Greek Courses

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GRE 103 Intensive Introductory Greek
Prerequisites & Notes

(Offered annually, Spring only)

Instructor
Cheshire

For beginners. Introduction and development of basic skills, particularly reading, along with presentation of the fundamental structures of Greek. Requires participation in AT sessions. Meets five days a week.
[Equivalent to Greek 101 and 102, counting for two courses.]

 

GRE 201 Intermediate Greek
Prerequisites & Notes

(Offered annually, Fall only.)

Instructor 
Toumazou

Readings in Greek literature.

GRE 213 Lyric Poetry
Prerequisites & Notes

 Students who have alrleady taken a GRE course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as GRE 313.

Instructor
Cheshire

Greece's so-called "lyric" poems of ca. 650-450 BCE, those smaller jewels that sparkle just offstage and from under epic's shadow, including the works of Sappho, Pindar, Hipponax, Archilochus, Simonides, and Solon. 

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 214 Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Prerequisites & Notes

Greek 201
Students who have already taken a GRE course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as GRE 314.
(Fall 2017)

Instructor
Cheshire

A close reading in Greek of Sophocles' Oedipus the King in light of its context and current scholarship.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 218 New Testament Greek
Prerequisites & Notes

 Students who have already taken a GRE course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as GRE 318.

Instructor
Krentz

Studying the New Testament gives students an opportunity to (1) read in the original Greek the collection of books and letters that is the most frequently read of all ancient texts today; (2) learn about the history of the Greek language as it spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean after Alexander the Great's conquests; (3) study and practice the principles of textual criticism, principles that apply to editing any ancient text, as we read a text that has a richer manuscript tradition than any Classical text, with more than 5,700 manuscripts.

This year we will begin with the book of Acts, a narrative about the spread of Christianity into the Greco-Roman world, before sampling the gospels, the letters, and the apocalyptic book of Revelation.

GRE 244 Greek Historians: Thucydides
Prerequisites & Notes

Students who have already taken a GRE course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as GRE 344. 

Instructor
Toumazou

Readings of select passages from Thucydides' Histories, of the rest in English and of secondary literature for understanding of Thucydides' style and importance for 5th century Greek history.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 266 Greek Philosophers: Plato's Gorgias
Prerequisites & Notes

Greek 201
Students who have already taken a GRE course beyond 201 should enroll in this course as GRE 366.
(Spring 2018.)

Instructor
Toumazou

Introduction to the Platonic dialogue, with special attention devoted to the relationship between philosophy, rhetoric, poetry, and desire.

GRE 313 Lyric Poetry
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Cheshire

Greece's so-called "lyric" poems of ca. 650-450 BCE, those smaller jewels that sparkle just offstage and from under epic's shadow, including the works of Sappho, Pindar, Hipponax, Archilochus, Simonides, and Solon. 

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 314 Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Prerequisites & Notes

Greek 201
(Fall)

Instructor
Cheshire

A close reading in Greek of Sophocles' Oedipus the King in light of its context and current scholarship.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 318 New Testament Greek
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Krentz

Studying the New Testament gives students an opportunity to (1) read in the original Greek the collection of books and letters that is the most frequently read of all ancient texts today; (2) learn about the history of the Greek language as it spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean after Alexander the Great's conquests; (3) study and practice the principles of textual criticism, principles that apply to editing any ancient text, as we read a text that has a richer manuscript tradition than any Classical text, with more than 5,700 manuscripts.

This year we will begin with the book of Acts, a narrative about the spread of Christianity into the Greco-Roman world, before sampling the gospels, the letters, and the apocalyptic book of Revelation.

GRE 344 Greek Historians: Thucydides
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Toumazou

Readings of select passages from Thucydides' Histories, of the rest in English, and of secondary literature for understanding of Thucydides' style and importance for 5th century Greek history.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 366 Greek Philosophers: Plato's Gorgias
Prerequisites & Notes

Greek 201
(Spring 2018)

Instructor
Toumazou

Introduction to the Platonic dialogue, with special attention devoted to the relationship between philosophy, rhetoric, poetry, and desire.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.

GRE 399 Independent Study in Greek
Prerequisites & Notes

Greek 201 and permission of the instructor.

Instructor
Staff

Readings and research on Greek texts, under the direction and supervision of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic(s) and evaluates the student’s work.

GRE 499 Senior Thesis
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Staff

Writing of a thesis under the supervision of an appropriate professor. Oral defense before the entire classics faculty required. Admission by unanimous consent of the Department of Classics.