Survey of vocabulary, grammatical structure, literary formulae, and dialectical variation in Attic Greek. Historical background from the Bronze and Archaic periods. Readings from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Prerequisite: GREEK 242 or equivalent. (Gen.Ed. AL)
Continuation of GREEK 126. Description and analysis of the grammatical system of Attic Greek of the 5th century B.C. Selected readings from ancient Greek authors with background on Greek society and culture of the 5th century B.C. Prerequisite: GREEK 126.
This is an advanced ancient Greek reading course. We will be reading several ghost stories in the original language from a variety of prose authors, including Herodotus, Pausanias, and Philostratus. We will also discuss why such stories proliferated in the 2nd century CE, and how the stories influenced later literature. Recommended prerequisite: Grade of B or higher in at least one 300-level ancient Greek prose course or the equivalent.