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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Greek


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


GREEK 402. Greek Drama.

Intermediate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dirk D Obbink (dobbink@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 302. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third Year Greek Course. Reading and line-by-line discussion of Euripides' Bacchae and selections from Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. All students will be expected to read aloud and translate at each meeting. J. Diggle's OCT of Euripides' Bacchae and D. Page's OCT of Aeschylus will be the main texts, supplemented by basic commentaries (E. R. Dodds and R. Seaford for Bacchae and M. Griffith for Prometheus Bound. There will be a mid-term, final, and a short paper due two weeks before the end of term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 435. Fifth-Century Prose.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dirk D Obbink (dobbink@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 301 and 302. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third Year Greek Course. Reading and line-by-line discussion of selections from Thucydides' History books 1 and 2, together with short extracts of artistic prose and mythography surviving from the fifth century. All students will be expected to read aloud and translate at each meeting. The main text will be the OCT of Thucydides (vol. 1), supplemented by the commentaries of D. Cameron (book 1) and J. Rusten (book 2); texts of the other passages will be supplied. There will be a midterm, final, and a short paper due two weeks before the end of term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 499. Supervised Reading.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in Greek Language and Literature or Classical Languages and Literatures. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of GREEK 499, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department

GREEK 503. Elementary Greek.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 — MEETS WITH GREEK 102.001.

Instructor(s): Arthur Mfw Verhoogt (verhoogt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 502 and Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

GREEK 503 is the second term of the elementary Ancient Greek sequence and requires that the student has already completed GREEK 502. In GREEK 503, students will supplement their study of syntax and grammar by reading Attic prose selections. There will be a series of quizzes and hour exams in addition to a final exam. Undergraduate students must elect the course as GREEK 102.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 503. Elementary Greek.

Graduate Courses

Section 002 — MEETS WITH GREEK 102.002.

Instructor(s): Sara L Forsdyke (forsdyke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 502 and Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

GREEK 503 is the second term of the elementary Ancient Greek sequence and requires that the student has already completed GREEK 502. In GREEK 503, students will supplement their study of syntax and grammar by reading Attic prose selections. There will be a series of quizzes and hour exams in addition to a final exam. Undergraduate students must elect course as GREEK 102

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 508. Second Year Greek II.

Graduate Courses

Section 001 — Homeric vocabulary and grammar. Meets with GREEK 302.001.

Instructor(s): H Don Cameron (hdcamero@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 507 and Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is the second half of the second-year ancient Greek language sequence. The primary goal of the student in GREEK 508 is to learn how to read Homer; hence emphasis is placed on Homeric vocabulary and grammar. The class will translate and discuss passages from the Odyssey. There will be quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 550. Lyric Poetry.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Benjamin B Acosta-Hughes (bacosta@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 301 and 302. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course I intend to focus on the performance, reception and imitation of Archaic lyric poetry. We will work primarily with five poets: Alcaeus, Sappho, Ibycus, Anacreon and Simonides. We will be reading each of these poets from these three perspectives:

  1. the poetry's original performance(s), its socio-cultural context(s) and significance for the Archaic period;
  2. the ancient edition and scholarship of each poet;
  3. imitations of each poet in later authors, and even other art forms.

Our study will encompass questions of genre definition, canonization of authors and texts, literary biography, and the role of social groups in instantiating art forms, poetic persona, and the varied aesthetics of aural vs. reader reception.

Participants in the course are expected to have some general background in Greek poetry, and it is hoped that all read Latin easily. Course requirements include two oral reports, two stylistic analyses, and 1 final paper (ca. 15-20 pages). The texts will include one OCT and a reader.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 554. Plato: Meno and other Early Dialogues.

Advanced Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sara L Rappe (rappe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: GREEK 302. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/greek/554/001.nsf

Parmenides, Plato's Parmenides, and the reception of Plato's Parmenides: a brief history of Greek metaphysics. In this course we will focus on Plato's dialogue, Parmenides, paying careful attention to translation and structure. We will also read the fragments of Parmenides' lost poem, The Way of Truth. Moreover we will consider responses to Plato's Parmenides, as for example Aristotle's Peri Ideon (On Ideas) and the Neoplatonic tradition that interpreted Parmenides in terms of a systematic philosophy. Students will be responsible for translation as well as for two presentations and a final paper.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 599. Supervised Reading in Greek.

Advanced Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department

GREEK 608 / CLARCH 608. Greek Epigraphy.

Graduate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kweku A Garbrah (kagarbra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See CLARCH 608.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 850. The Cultures of Desire: Greece and the modern image of the erotic.

Graduate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James I Porter (jport@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a seminar meant for exploring (together) and for elaborating on a point, or rather on a nexus of concerns (mine). The territory will be defined by two interlocking questions: How did the ancients conceive, name, contest, value, divide up, experience, and claim their pleasures? and, What was the cultural work that pleasure did for them? There are no obvious borders here, and the exact shape of the course will depend upon who participates in it. To get at these questions we will want to follow a trajectory that leads from (say) the Sirens in the Odyssey to the Sirens of the Second Sophistic, and covering some obvious stopping points in literature, art, literary and aesthetic criticism and description, philosophy, periegetic literature, paradoxology, and so on, with key concepts that will include hedonism, entertainment, ecstasy, the sublime, pleasure vs. pain, the pleasures and phenomenology of cultural identity (being Greek or Roman), pleasures as popular and elite markers in high and low culture, etc. The course should appeal to anyone interested in any of these or similar areas, and in a new way of getting at cultural history generally. Along the way expect to read a couple of recent or contemporary works (in selection) on how we conceive of pleasure today, mainly just to provoke our own thinking and to develop a common vocabulary for getting at so elusive an idea as pleasure, in addition to some secondary literature on targeted ancient materials (to be read selectively and in the original). Part of the challenge, and I hope pleasure, will be to see how many different varieties of pleasure we can discover together: what are the differences between hêdonê, terpsis, psuchagôgia, ekstasis, euphrosunê, gargalizein, delectatio, gaudium, voluptas, suavitas, blanditia, titillatio, etc.?

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Graduate Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

GREEK 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Graduate Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Arthur Mfw Verhoogt (verhoogt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Must have GSI award. Graduate standing. (1). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Winter Academic Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this class.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

GREEK 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Graduate Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate (Prerequisites enforced at registration). (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department


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