GREEK 401 - Readings in Classical Greek Prose
Section: 001 Herodotus
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
GREEK 302.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

The course will focus on Herodotus’ Histories, through the direct reading of Book 1 (part in original and part in translation), Book 2 and 3 (both in translation). Herodotus is considered the ‘father of history’ and in the course of the semester we will try to understand what this means, by analyzing different aspects of Herodotus’ work: his understanding of ‘history’, his dealing with sources, his relationship with myth, his ethnographic excursuses, his ‘tragic’ view of human destiny. This course has the following aims: to improve students’ reading of (Ionic) Greek and review Greek morphology and syntax more generally, while introducing them to Herodotus’ work in the context of 5th century Greece and inviting them to reflect on “the idea of history”.

Course Requirements:

Class participation (In-class translation, grammar questions, discussion of important themes)
Midterm
Final Exam

Intended Audience:

Students who have already completed GREEK 301 and 302 or the equivalent

Class Format:

Two meetings of 90 minutes per week.

GREEK 401 - Readings in Classical Greek Prose
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ISBN: 9780929524139
Herodotus Book I, Author: George A. Sheets., Publisher: Thomas Library, Bryn Mawr College 1989
Required
ISBN: 9780140449082
The histories, Author: Herodotus. Transl. by Aubrey de Selincourt., Publisher: Penguin Books 3., furthe 2003
Optional
ISBN: 0199102066
An intermediate Greek-English lexicon : founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English lexicon., Author: founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English lexicon., Publisher: Clarendon Press Impression 1995
Optional
ISBN: 9781333908287
GREEK GRAMMAR FOR COLLEGES (CLASSIC REPRINT)., Author: SMYTH, HERBERT WEIR., Publisher: FORGOTTEN BOOKS 2016
Optional
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