Courses for Fall 2021

  • Essentials of the Greek Language

    This is the first part of a two-semester Ancient Greek course. The purpose of the course is to develop students’ ability to read and understand Ancient Greek literary texts and to build firm foundations in terms of grammar, vocabulary and reading skills. Selections from Attic Greek authors. No previous knowledge of Greek is required.
    GREK 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
  • Introduction to Greek Literature

    Introduction to Greek literature through intensive reading. Prerequisite: GREK 0200, GREK 0110, or the equivalent. This course focuses on translation and comprehension of Classical Greek prose. The goal is to expand your vocabulary, increase your ease with morphology, and deepen your understanding of syntax as each of these elements of the language interact with each other. The primary text will be Plato’s Symposium, in which Socrates and other guests at a drinking party consider the nature of love, ἔρως and its role in personal relationships, education, and even politics.
    GREK 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Walker
  • The Greek Chorus

    One of the most striking features of Greek drama is the presence of a chorus whose members dance, sing, and contribute to the dramatic action in ways that puzzle modern audiences. Besides the drama, choruses are also found in other genres: in victory odes for champions of athletic competitions, in hymns to gods and goddesses, and in other forms such as the dithyramb. In this class, we will read a representative selection of choral lyric, from Alcman to Aristophanes, including major figures such as Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
    GREK 1111F S01
    Primary Instructor
    Haynes
  • Hellenistic Literature

    Greek poetry shows a wealth of creative innovation under the new imperial states that followed Alexander the Great’s conquests and were ultimately absorbed into the Roman Empire. Older forms such as epic and tragedy continue alongside new creations such as epigram and bucolic. This course aims to increase proficiency in Greek by reading a selection of Hellenistic poetry with attention to its language, styles, and cultural background; we shall pay special attention to the period’s new consolidation of Greek literature and its reflections of Greek encounters with Jewish, Egyptian, and other cultures. Attention will also be given to textual problems, including those presented by papyrus discoveries.
    GREK 1111H S01
    Primary Instructor
    Reed
  • Hippocratic Medicine

    In this class we will read texts from the Hippocratic Corpus on ancient medicine, including the Oath, On Ancient Medicine, Airs, Waters, Places, The Sacred Disease, On the Seed, On the Nature of the Child, and some other texts including Diseases of Women in ancient Greek. Requires basic reading knowledge of ancient Greek
    GREK 1111J S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gill
  • Introduction to Greek Linguistics

    Examines changes that took place in Greek from the time of its separation from its parent language (Proto-Indo-European) to the dialects of Classical times (5th-4th C.B.C.). This course is also an introduction to the methodology of historical linguistics, concentrating on phonology. Proficiency in ancient Greek is required.
    GREK 1140 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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S03
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    GREK 1910 S04
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1910 S06
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    GREK 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
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    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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Nieto Hernandez
    Schedule Code
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    GREK 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Pucci
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Lucian

    The funniest and most impressive writer of Greek prose during the imperial period (not to mention the alleged inventor of science fiction), it is no wonder that Lucian was a favorite author from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. But he was also regularly reviled -- Martin Luther once thundered at Erasmus, “you ooze Lucian from every pore” (it wasn’t a compliment). This class will focus on his philosophical satires and contextualize those satires within the philosophies of the second century CE. Along with primary and secondary readings – not only from Lucian but also authors like Galen and Sextus Empiricus – we will discuss the texts, the times, and the nature of Lucian’s philosophical skepticism.
    GREK 2070A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kidd
  • 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: Graduate Thesis 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
    MacDougall
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Debrohun
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    GREK 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Hanink
    Schedule Code
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    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
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Oliver
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S09
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    GREK 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Scafuro
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S11
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    GREK 2980 S12
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    GREK 2980 S13
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    GREK 2980 S14
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    GREK 2980 S15
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    GREK 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep