GRE 101 Foundational Greek I

Professor: C. Callanan

CRN: 91757 Distribution: D

Time: M W 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm OLIN 303

T Th 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm OLIN 302

Ancient Greek is the language of the epics of Homer, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the comedies of Aristophanes, the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides, etc. In this course, students will learn the grammar of Greek and acquire a fundamental vocabulary. Attention will also be given to pronunciation and recitation of poetry and prose. Discussions of Greek culture and thought will occasionally result. In the second semester, significant passages from ancient authors will be read.

GRE 201 Intermediate Greek

Professor: E. Orlin

CRN: 91758 Distribution: D

Time: Tu Th 10:30 am - 11:50 am OLIN 302

In this course we will read selections from the Greek historian Herodotus. We will continue to develop language skills, with regular work on grammar and syntax. However, we will also devote significant amounts of time to discussing the content of what we read. We will also consider Herodotus' place as the "Father of History" and investigate his account of the Persian Wars, as well as early Spartan and Athenian history.