GREEK 476 - Advanced Greek Reading
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
GREEK 401/402.
May be elected twice for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Do you want to read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in ancient Greek? Then this course is for you. It will consist of the reading and translation of Greek authors, mainly but not exclusively prose, designed to improve your ability to read and also to write ancient Greek (some elements of prose composition will be taught alongside the readings). The choice of readings will be flexible, reflecting what you yourselves would particularly like to read. By the way, that volume of Harry Potter IS available in ancient Greek (believe it or not, J.K. Rowling paid my old high-school teacher lots of money to translate it, and I can produce the volume to prove it). So do sign up and see how he translated ‘quidditch’ and ‘muggle’. This course will also be ideal for graduate students who want help to get their Greek up to speed.

Course Requirements:

Fortnightly short quizzes, midterm, final

Intended Audience:

For upper level majors in Classical Studies who have taken or are taking Greek 401, and for graduate students who need and want to get their Greek up to speed. Prior reading knowledge of ancient Greek based on two years of classes in it is required.

Class Format:

Two classes per week, seminar format, with in-class reading, translation, and grammar

GREEK 476 - Advanced Greek Reading
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying
Coursepack will be ready a week or two into the semester
ISBN: 9780521349819
Plato on poetry, Author: Plato., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2003
ISBN: 9781853997174
Writing Greek : an introduction to writing in the language of classical Athens, Author: Stephen Anderson & John Taylor., Publisher: Bristol Classical Press 2010
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