GRE 101 Foundational Greek

Professor: C. Callanan

CRN: 92447

Distribution: D

Time: M Tu W Th 9:20 am - 10:20 am OLIN 307

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: W. Mullen

CRN: 92448

Distribution: B/D

Time: M 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm OLIN 303
Th 1:20 pm - 2:40 pm OLIN 302

After completion and review of grammar, we will start reading Xenophon's Anabasis in Greek, as the main staple in our larger enterprise of trying to understand his achievements both as a writer and as a man of his times. We will also compare his and Plato's accounts of Socrates, mainly through English translation but looking at some passages in Greek. Systematic expansion of vocabulary will be emphasized, and in general consolidation of fluency in reading Attic prose.