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Courses in Greek

Below is a list of available courses in Greek language offered by the Classics Department. Consult the Registrar’s Office and the College Catalog for registration information.

GREK 101 - ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK
An introduction to classical Greek, with emphasis on basic grammar and syntax. Reading of simple prose and poetry. Classical Greek is also excellent preparation for Homeric and biblical Greek. Hours credit: 4.

GREK 102 - ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK
An introduction to classical Greek, with emphasis on basic grammar and syntax. Reading of simple prose and poetry. Hours credit: 4.

GREK 201 - INTERMEDIATE ANCIENT GREEK
Students read a selection of unabridged ancient Greek prose and poetry with special attention to fluid translation and comprehension. Coursework will include review of basic grammar and syntax and introductions to the variations of Greek style and meter. Hours credit: 3,3. Prerequisite: GREK 102, two high school entrance units of Greek, or placement.

GREK 202 - INTERMEDIATE ANCIENT GREEK
Students read a selection of unabridged ancient Greek prose and poetry with special attention to fluid translation and comprehension. Coursework will include review of basic grammar and syntax and introductions to the variations of Greek style and meter. Hours credit: 3,3. Prerequisite: GREK 102, two high school entrance units of Greek, or placement.

GREK 301 - PLATO
As an introduction to his thought and Greek style, the course will focus on a whole dialog of Plato. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: GREK 202. Rotating.

GREK 302 - HOMER
The course will present the Homeric dialect, the place of epic in ancient and world literature, and selections from the Iliad and Odyssey. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Greek 202. Rotating.

GREK 304 - CHORAL & LYRIC
From Sappho to Pindar to Callimachus, the course surveys the varieties of non-Epic Greek poetry, with special concentration on the musicality of meters. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Greek 202. Rotating.

GREK 305 - GREEK RHETORIC
This course will delve into Athenian rhetoric through the speeches of Lysias and Demosthenes. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: GREK 202. Rotating.

GREK 307 - GREEK DRAMATIC POETRY
A whole Athenian tragedy or comedy, with selections from other plays, will introduce students to the language and style of the earliest Western dramas. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: GREK 202. Rotating.

GREK 309 - KOINE PROSE
An introduction to the Greek that was the lingua franca of the eastern Roman Empire. With reference to classical Greek models for prose narrative style, the semester will be divided between selections from the New Testament and other early Christian writings and selections from ancient romances such as Daphnis and Chloe and An Ethiopian Story. Hours Credit: 3. Prerequisite: GREK 202.

GREK 494 - SENIOR PROJECT
An independent research project carried out in close consultation with the faculty supervisor. It can be on any aspect of Greek civilization and will normally entail the close analysis of Greek texts. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.