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Lovers and Other Strangers
GRK 201
Fall 2006
Section: 01  

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 which 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.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CLST)(CLST-History, P)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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