Graduate Courses: Ancient Greek

GRE 730: Greek Oratory I:

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Lysias and Demosthenes. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with GRE 430. Students who have completed GRE 430 may not take GRE 730 for credit.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 731: Greek Oratory II:

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Gorgias and Isocrates. Discussion of historical content.
(GRE 431/GRE 731 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 735: Greek Historiography I:

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Herodotus and Xenophon. Discussion of historical context. Paired with GRE 435. Students who have completed GRE 435 may not take GRE 735 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 736: Greek Historiography II:

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Thucydides and Polybius. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 436/GRE 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 740: Greek Epic I:

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Works and Days. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context. Paired with GRE 440. Students who complete GRE 440 may not take GRE 740 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 741: Greek Epic II:

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony. Discussion of formal elements and social and performative context.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 745: Greek Drama I:

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus Euripides and Aristophanes. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with GRE 445. Students who have completed GRE 445 may not take GRE 745 for credit.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 746: Greek Drama II:

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus on Aeschylus and Sophocles. Discussion of historical context.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 750: Greek Philosophy I:

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the pre-Socratics, the sophists, and/or the early and middle works of Plato. Paired with GRE 450. Students who have completed GRE 450 may not take GRE 750 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 751: Greek Philosophy II:

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the later works of Plato and/or on Aristotle.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 755: Greek Lyric Poetry I:

Translation and analysis of archaic lyric poetry, with a focus on genres of lambos and elegy. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context. Paired with GRE 455. Students who have completed GRE 455 may not take GRE 755 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 765: Hellenistic Poetry:

Translation of works of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius.
(This is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Prerequisite: Intermediate Greek or equivalent.
Units: 3

GRE 899: Independent Study:

Reading of an ancient Greek author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Prerequisites: Advanced reading knowledge of Greek and consent of supervising faculty member.
Units: 1-3