Undergraduate Courses: Ancient Greek

GRE 101: Elementary Ancient Greek:

Greek language and grammar with emphasis on the rapid readings of graded Attic prose. Exercises in the writing of Greek sentences. Groundwork for the great Greek masters of poetry and prose in the original language.

Units: 3
Course Attributes: GE C2: Humanities

GRE 202: Intermediate Ancient Greek:

Understanding, reading, and writing of ancient Greek at the intermediate level. Reading selections from a variety of ancient Greek prose and poetry.

Prerequisite: GRE 101 or equivalent.
Units: 3

GRE 301: Introduction to Greek Prose and Poetry:

Reading, translating, and literary analysis of passages from ancient Greek, alongside grammar and vocabulary review.

Prerequisite: GRE 202 or permission of instructor
Units:3

GRE 430: 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 730. Students who have completed GRE 430 may not take GRE 730 for credit.)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 431: 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 Discussion of historical content.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 435: Greek Historiography I:

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

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 436: 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 440: 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 740. Students who complete GRE 440 may not take GRE 740 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 441: 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: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 445: Greek Drama I:

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

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 446: 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 450: 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 750. Students who have completed GRE 750 may not take GRE 450 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 451: 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: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 455: 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 755. Students who have completed GRE 455 may not take GRE 755 for credit.

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Units: 3

GRE 465: 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: GRE 202 or equivalent.
Units: 3

GRE 699: Independent Study:

Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 1-3