GREEK 804 - Early Historiography
Fall 2016, Section 001 - Greek Historiography - Through the lenses of Thucydides and Herodotus
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Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
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In this seminar, students will examine the origins and development of Greek historiography, from Hecataeus to Polybius, with a focus on the fundamental contributions of Herodotus and Thucydides. The first part of the course will be involve reading selections from Greek historiography in the original language. In the second half of the course, students will take on projects on various topics in Greek historiography such as conceptions of historical causation, chronology, and the relation of historiography to other genres including epic and elegiac poetry, tragedy, oratory, and medical and philosophic treatises.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include a translation exam (midterm) and a final project (not necessarily a single-author research paper), in addition to regular attendance and active participation in discussions.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students

Class Format:

Two 1.5 hour classes per week


GREEK 804 - Early Historiography
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001 (SEM)
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
9/6/16 - 12/13/16

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