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Greek (GREEK)

GREEK 425 Greek Historians (3-6) Translation and study of one or more of the ancient Greek historians.

GREEK 425 Greek Historians (3-6)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

GREEK 425 is a reading course in ancient Greek focusing on one or more of the major ancient Greek historians (usually Herodotus, Thucydides, or Xenophon, or Polybius). The course is designed to advance the student's fluency in reading Greek prose, while at the same time enriching their understanding of Greek civilization and history by a thematic choice of historical readings. The course may concentrate on one author or may address a thematic issue with readings from a variety of Greek historians. For example, readings may be selected from Herodotus' accounts of ancient Egypt. Or readings may focus on a comparative study of Thucydides' and Polybius' reasons for writing history. The major portion of class time will be devoted to translating prepared passages. These passages will also be the basis for discussing grammatical forms, as well as stylistic issues in prose writing. The class will also include discussions of historical themes relevant to the readings. Students' work in the course will be evaluated based on class participation, three in-class tests, a final examination, and a term research paper or oral presentation.

GREEK 425 is one of a series of advanced Greek poetry and prose courses that allows students to gain skill and knowledge about a range of ancient Greek literature. This course requires a mastery of basic Greek grammar and vocabulary acquired in GREEK 003, 102, or their equivalent. GREEK 425 may be used to fulfill several requirements for the CAMS major including the requirement of courses in Greek and Roman language, literature, and archaeology, and a 400-level course in a related area. The course is particularly designed for students who select the Language Option of the major, which requires four courses at the 400-level in Greek or Latin.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities and Second or Beyond 12th Level Foreign Language
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: GREEK 102

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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