Courses for Spring 2015

  • Introduction to Ancient Greek

    Intensive, one-semester introduction to Greek. No previous knowledge of Greek is required.
  • Essentials of the Greek Language

    Second half of a two-semester approach to ancient Greek with special emphasis on developing facility in rapid reading of Greek literature. Selections from Attic Greek authors. No previous knowledge of Greek is required.
    GREK 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Janzen
  • Introduction to Greek Literature

    Prerequisite: GREK 0300 (or the equivalent). Review of grammar of the Attic dialect through rapid reading of texts by Lysias, Plato, or Xenophon. Emphasis on syntax and style.
    GREK 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    DiGiulio
  • Aristophanes

    Addresses students with at least an intermediate-level command of Ancient Greek, but previous knowledge of Aristophanic language and poetry is not required. We will read in the original language Aristopanes' Frogs, and study different aspects (language, meter, historical background, theatrical performances, literary interpretations, etc.) of this play and of Aristophanic comedy generally. Frogs, composed towards the end of the Peloponnesian War, is one of Aristophanes' most puzzling plays. It presents a fantasy (and comic!) vision of the afterlife and, indirectly, informs us about the literary criticism of the time.
    GREK 1050A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
  • Late Antique Historiography: Procopius of Caesarea

    This course will consider the writings of Procopius of Caesarea (ca. 500-565) in light of his place in Greek literary history, and his cultural context in the Late Roman Empire of Justinian. Sessions will combine a critical reading of texts in Greek with analysis of the author’s historical methods, style, and literary influences. We will study portions of all three of Procopius’ surviving works, beginning with The Wars, and continuing with The Secret History and The Buildings.
    GREK 1111C S01
    Primary Instructor
    Insley
  • Daphnis and Chloe

    Goethe said that you should read Longus’ “Daphnis and Chloe” once a year (in Greek, of course!). So if you haven’t read it yet, it’s time. One of the first novels ever written, it offers pirates, erotic encounters, and numerous goat-filled landscapes. Discussions include the origins and development of the prose novel, the political and social context of the times, and the beauty of Longus’ idyllic narrative.
    GREK 1111D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kidd
  • Early Greek Literature

    Surveys early Greek literature. Works studied include the Iliad, Odyssey, the Hesiodic poems, and archaic lyric and elegiac poetry. Emphasis on literary interpretation, the interpretive problems inherent in the study of archaic poetry, and the poetics of oral poetry. Extensive readings in the original.
    GREK 1810 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
  • Special Topics

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    GREK 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S03
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S06
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S10
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Conference: Especially for Honors Students

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    GREK 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1990 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Athens on Stage, Athens as Stage

    This graduate seminar will interrogate how classical Athens performed itself - as a city and as an idea - to citizens, metics and foreigners. Our primary focus will be drama, especially plays set in Athens itself. But we will also consider the performative contexts of the plays (at festivals), and other sites of civic performance: the Panathenaea, the funeral oration and demosion sema, architecture, art, rhetoric, etc. Discussion will be rooted in the Athenian sources, but we will also draw upon ideas and concepts from other disciplines (e.g. civil religion, civic choreography, and city 'scenes' of performance).
    GREK 2100E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
  • Preliminary Exam Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    GREK 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Reading and Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Instructor permission required.
    GREK 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Mignone
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Gill
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Kidd
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S12
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Papaioannou
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S14
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S15
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    GREK 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep