Lovers and Other Strangers|
A husband returns home unexpectedly and finds his wife in bed with another man. Two men compete for the sexual favors of a young boy and end up in a brawl. A foreign call girl tries to pass herself off as a wife and citizen. No - not SEX AND THE CITY, but events that led to court trials in 5th-century Athens. Two works by the Attic orator Lysias and one by Apollodorus have preserved arguments in these cases, and they constitute the texts for this course. Through reading and careful study of this material, students will both learn about aspects of the seamier side of ancient Greek social life and consolidate and expand their basic knowledge of ancient Greek. Our daily review of grammar and syntax for this semester will focus on case usage (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative); weekly quizzes will test mastery of this material. Students individually or working together will present class reports covering recent scholarship on such topics as the meaning of bia; crimes constituting hybris; what was moicheia?; was rape a more serious crime than seduction. Note: This course requires knowledge of ancient Greek; it is not a course in translation.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CCIV)(CLAS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Lysias Orations, ONE, THREE (Greek Commentaries Series), ed. Scodel (in Greek) or
Lysias: SELECTED SPEECHES (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics), ed. Carey (in Greek)
Apollodorus, AGAINST NEAIRA (online)
Debra Hamel, TRYING NEAIRA: THE TRUE STORY OF A COURTESAN'S SCANDALOUS LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE (in English; required)
Madeline Henry, NEAERA: WRITING A PROSTITUTE'S LIFE (in English; optional)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular assignments in Greek for each class (class participation (15%) and weekly quizzes (10%; 25% total of final grade). One exam on each text, with the last exam constituting the final (20% each; total 60%). Exams will include passages for translation and multiple-choice identifications of case usage. Class Reports will count for 15% of the final grade.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have had one year of college Greek or the equivalent. Regular class attendance.
|Instructor(s): Katz,Marilyn A. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DWNY208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|
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