In this course we will consolidate and refine our sense of the Greek language by close study of two masterpieces of Attic prose: Xenophon’s Anabasis and Plato’s Crito. Our focus will be the art of the sentence: grammar, syntax, and style. This close attention will in turn enrich our discussion of the historical, literary, and philosophical problems raised by these texts. We will supplement our readings with a thorough review of Greek grammar and some exercises in prose composition. Successful completion of Greek 2, Greek 15, or equivalent is a prerequisite of this course.
Fulfills L&S Breadth in Arts & Literature or Philosophy & Values.
Mather, Hewitt, eds. Xenophon’s Anabasis I-IV (University of Oklahoma Press, 1962)
Rose, G., ed. Plato’s Crito (Bryn Mawr Commentaries)