Greek courses – GREK
Current course offerings can be found in the Schedule of Classes.
Note: Courses in ancient Greek and Latin satisfy the foreign language requirement.
GREK 1010 Elementary Greek (4)
Staff. Reading in the language is combined throughout with study of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax.
GREK 1020 Intermediate Greek (4)
Staff. Prerequisite: GREK 101 or equivalent. Reading of Greek texts combined with study of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax.
GREK 2030 Attic Prose (4)
Staff. Prerequisite: GREK 1020 or equivalent. Readings in Plato’s Socratic dialogues. Practice in Greek prose composition.
GREK 3070 Select Authors (3)
Staff. Prerequisite: GREK 2030 or equivalent.
GREK 3910, 3920 Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)
Staff. Students wishing to maintain and improve their skill in reading Greek may enroll in a reading course for one, two, or three credits. The reading will sometimes be part or all (depending on the amount of credit sought) of the assigned reading in an existing 3000-level course. Independent study in Greek is open to superior students provided that departmental approval is given and an
appropriate faculty director is available.
GREK 4030 Tragedy (3)
Prof. Poe. Several tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, or Euripides are read, the selection depending on the desires and needs of the students enrolled. Same as GREK 6030.
GREK 4040 Greek Comedy (3)
Prof. Poe. Comedy of the fifth century B.C.E., known as Old Comedy, focused on political issues, while Greek comedy of the fourth century B.C.E., known as New Comedy, focused on domestic entanglements. Eleven plays of Aristophanes survive from Old Comedy, and large fragments of seven plays by Menander survive from New Comedy. Several comedies of Aristophanes and selected fragments of Menander will be read in this course. Same as GREK 6040.
GREK 4050 Plato (3)
Prof. Carter. Readings from the first six books of the Republic, with lectures on various aspects of Plato’s thought. Same as GREK 6050.
GREK 4060 Greek Historians (3)
Staff. Extensive selections from Herodotus or Thucydides with lectures on sources for the modern history of ancient Greece. Same as GREK 6060.
GREK 4070 Greek Lyric Poetry (3)
Prof. Frazel. This course deals with early iambic, elegiac, and lyric poetry or with the poetry of Pindar. Same as GREK 6070.
GREK 4080 Greek Orators (3)
Staff. Greek orators of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. wrote speeches for the law courts, for political assemblies, and for display. Readings for this course will be selected from the speeches of Gorgias, Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isokrates, Demosthenes, and Aischines. Same as GREK 6080.
GREK 4090 Greek Epic Poetry (3)
Prof. Carter, Prof. Frazel. Any Greek epic poetry may be studied in this course, but it usually deals with Homer or Hesiod. Same as GREK 6090.
GREK 4110 Special Authors (3)
Staff. Same as GREK 6110.
GREK 4150 The Letters of Paul (3)
Staff. This course will survey the primary writings of Paul in Greek. This course will examine Paul's theology, ethics, and literary style. The course will include an introduction to the koine Greek of the New Testament. Same as GREK 6150.
GREK 4880 Writing Practicum (1)
Staff. Corequisite: three-credit departmental course. Prerequisite: successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement. Fulfills the school intensive-writing requirement.
GREK 4910, 4920 Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)
Staff. Students wishing to maintain and improve their skill in reading Greek may enroll in a reading course for one, two, or three credits. The reading will sometimes be part or all (depending on the amount of credit sought) of the assigned reading in an existing 4000-level course. Independent study in Greek is open to superior students provided that departmental approval is given and an appropriate faculty director is available.
GREK H4990-H5000 Honors Thesis (3, 4)
Admission by approval of department and the Honors Committee.
GREK 6030 Tragedy (3)
See GREK 4030 for description.
GREK 6040 Greek Comedy (3)
See GREK 4040 for description.
GREK 6050 Plato (3)
See GREK 4050 for description.
GREK 6060 Greek Historians (3)
See GREK 4060 for description.
GREK 6070 Greek Lyric Poetry (3)
See GREK 4070 for description.
GREK 6080 Greek Orators (3)
See GREK 4080 for description.
GREK 6090 Greek Epic Poetry (3)
See GREK 409 for description.
GREK 6110 Special Authors (3)
See GREK 411 for description.
GREK 6150 The Letters of Paul (3)
See GREK 415 for description.