2016-17 Greek Courses

GREEK Courses

GREEK 101 BEGINNERS' GREEK I *3 (3-0-1)
An introduction to Classical Greek which includes the study of the elements of Greek grammar and the reading of simple texts. Selecting Lec A1 will automatically enrol student in Lab D1. Note: Not open to students with credit in matriculation-level Greek.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
F16 58465 LEC A1 MWF 0900 - 0950 T B 113 John Harris Syllabus
F16 AUTO LAB D1 T 0830 - 0920 T B 113 John Harris

 

GREEK 102 BEGINNERS' GREEK II *3 (3-0-1)
A continuation of GREEK 101. Selecting Lec B1 will automatically enrol student in Lab H1. Prerequisite: GREEK 101 or consent of Department.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
W17 78665 LEC B1 MWF 0900 - 0950 T B 113 John Harris
W17 AUTO LAB H1 T 0830 - 0920 T B 113 John Harris

 

GREEK 301 INTERMEDIATE GREEK I *3 (3-0-1)
The aim of this course is to consolidate and expand the knowledge of the Ancient Greek language acquired in Greek 101 and 102. In the first half of the term we will finish with Greek grammar, and in the second half we will focus on reading short selections from Greek literature (provided by instructor). Selecting Lec A1 will automatically enrol student in Lab D1. Prerequisite: GREEK 102 or consent of Department.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
F16 53077 LEC A1 MWF 1300 - 1350 T 2 64 Selina Stewart Syllabus
F16 AUTO LAB D1       TBA

 

GREEK 302 INTERMEDIATE GREEK II *3 (3-0-0)
The aim of this course is to consolidate and expand the knowledge of the ancient Greek language acquired in Greek 301. We will read a short oration by Lysias, On the Murder of Eratosthenes, in its entirety, followed by book six of Homer’s Odyssey. We will supplement our reading of unadapted Greek with regular grammatical reviews. Prerequisite: GREEK 301 or consent of Department.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
W17 71199 LEC B1 MWF 1000 - 1050 T 2 32 Frances Pownall

 

GREEK 477 TOPICS IN GREEK PROSE *3 (3-0-0)

A1 Plato on Poetry. 
In this course we will read in its entirety the short dialogue, the Ion, as well as relevant sections from Books 2, 3, and 10 of the Republic, to better understand Plato’s ambivalent attitude towards poets and poetry. We will also read a selection of the relevant secondary literature. You will also write an essay based on your reading of the primary and secondary source (topics to be provided). By the end of the semester you should be familiar with: Platonic prose style; the nature of Platonic ‘poetics’; the Platonic conceptions of ‘inspiration’, ‘enthusiasm’, ‘divine dispensation’, ‘mimesis’, and ‘the ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy’, and the beginnings of aesthetic theory. Taught in conjunction with GREEK 509 B1.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
F16 65950 LEC A1 MWF 1200 - 1250 T 2 32 John Harris Syllabus

 

GREEK 482 TOPICS IN GREEK EPIC *3 (3-0-0)

B1 Greek Lyric Poetry
In this course we will read a selection of Greek lyric and elegiac poetry from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Selections will include Melic (e.g. Sappho, Alcaeus, Alcman, Anacreon, Pindar, Simonides of Ceos), Elegiac (e.g. Solon, Tyrtaeus, Callinus, Theognis) and Iambic (e.g. Archilochus, Semonides of Amorgos), and we will devote some time to issues in Greek poetics and critical theory. Taught in conjunction with GREEK 505 A1.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
W17 86426 LEC B1 TR 1230 - 1350 T 2 32 Selina Stewart

 

GREEK 505 TOPICS IN GREEK POETRY *3 (3-0-0)

B1 Greek Lyric Poetry
In this course we will read a selection of Greek lyric and elegiac poetry from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic periods. Selections will include Melic (e.g. Sappho, Alcaeus, Alcman, Anacreon, Pindar, Simonides of Ceos), Elegiac (e.g. Solon, Tyrtaeus, Callinus, Theognis) and Iambic (e.g. Archilochus, Semonides of Amorgos), and we will devote some time to issues in Greek poetics and critical theory. Taught in conjunction with GREEK 482 B1.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
W17 85777 LEC B1 TR 1230 - 1350 T 2 32 Selina Stewart

 

GREEK 509 TOPICS IN GREEK PROSE *3 (3-0-0)

A1 Plato on Poetry.
In this course we will read in its entirety the short dialogue, the Ion, as well as relevant sections from Books 2, 3, and 10 of the Republic, to better understand Plato’s ambivalent attitude towards poets and poetry. We will also read a selection of the relevant secondary literature. You will also write an essay based on your reading of the primary and secondary source (topics to be provided). By the end of the semester you should be familiar with: Platonic prose style; the nature of Platonic ‘poetics’; the Platonic conceptions of ‘inspiration’, ‘enthusiasm’, ‘divine dispensation’, ‘mimesis’, and ‘the ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy’, and the beginnings of aesthetic theory. Taught in conjunction with GREEK 477 A1.

Term Class Section Days Time Location Instructor
F16 65951 LEC A1 MWF 1200 - 1250 T 2 32 John Harris Syllabus