Classics/Greek (GREK)

GREK 101  Beginning Greek I 3 Credits


The fundamentals of ancient Greek grammar. Reading of simple texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 102  Beginning Greek II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 101 or departmental approval. The continuation of Beginning Greek I. The fundamentals of grammar and reading of selected texts. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 201  Intermediate Greek I 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 102 or departmental approval. Review of grammar. Selected readings from Greek prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 202  Intermediate Greek II 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 201 or departmental approval. Review of grammar. Selected readings from Greek prose and poetry. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 301  Greek New Testament 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 202 or departmental approval. Selected readings from the New Testament with attention to historical context and to the nature and development of Koine Greek. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 302  Greek Epic Poetry 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 202 or departmental approval. Representative selections from the Iliad and Odyssey. Homer as an oral poet. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 351  Attic Orators 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 102 or departmental approval. Representative works of Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, and others. The orators as stylists and as a source for political and social history. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 352  Greek Tragedy 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 102 or departmental approval. Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. The metrics, style, themes, and structure of Attic tragedy. The influence of the Greeks on Western drama. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 361  Greek Historians 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 102 or departmental approval. Readings from Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon. The development of Greek historiography as a literary genre and as a medium for reporting events. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 371  Greek Philosophers 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 202 or departmental approval. Selected readings, especially from Plato's Dialogues concerning the trial and death of Socrates. The Greek philosophical tradition and its development in the archaic and classical periods. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 372  Greek Lyric Poets 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 202 or departmental approval. Readings from the principal lyric, iambic, and elegiac poets, primarily those of the archaic period. The development of theme, structure, and metre. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 374  Hesoid 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 202 or departmental approval. Readings from the Theogony and the Works and Days. Study of the archaic period of Greek civilization. The structure and meaning of the Hesiodic literature. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 390  Selected Readings in Ancient Greek 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): GREK 102 or departmental approval. Intensive reading and critical study of one or more selected authors, genres, texts or periods of ancient Greek that is not covered by a regular course. With different topics may be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 3 hours lecture.

GREK 410  Greek Composition 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Any 300-level GREK course or departmental approval. The finer points of style and grammar and an ability to handle the Greek idiom, as much as possible, in a non-translation situation; readings of selected Greek literary and non-literary models. 3 hours lecture.