GREEK 523 - Thucydides
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Greek (GREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course will explore the nature and meaning of Thucydides’ Histories, through the direct reading of some of its most famous passages. We will analyze this important historical work to see it as the product of contemporary Athenian society and culture but also as a reflection on politics and political discourse which is also relevant in our times. The focus will be twofold: 1) the reading and understanding of the original text to improve students’ reading of Greek and review Greek morphology and syntax more generally; 2) the analysis of Thucydides’ work in its cultural and historical context.

Course Requirements:

Regular attendance, in-class translation and discussion, midterm, final exam, final paper

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students who have already completed GREEK 401 or the equivalent. Graduate students.

Class Format:

Two meetings per week of 1.5 hour

GREEK 523 - Thucydides
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001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 1585104124
Thucydides reader : annotated passages from books I-VIII of the Histories, Author: Thucydides., Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company 2012
ISBN: 0140440399
History of the Peloponnesian War, Author: Thucydides ; translated with an introduction by Rex Warner., Publisher: Penguin Books Rev., with 1971
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