Reading Greek Prose: Court Room Dramas, Selections from Athenian Oratory|
In classical Athens there were no public prosecutors and no lawyers. Citizens took it on themselves to prosecute their political enemies, their wives' lovers, and violent offenders against family, friends, and state. Court cases are fascinating for the laws, political dynamics, social beliefs, animosities and gossip they bring to light. In this course, we will focus on selections from two cases in Greek and will also read additional cases in translation.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(CCIV)(CLAS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. J. Burnet (ed) Plato: Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito. OUP
2. G. P. Rose, Plato Crito (2nd Edition) - Bryn Mawr Commentaries
3. Liddell, H.G. and Scott, R., An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. 7th ed., OUP
4. Hansen and Quinn, Greek: An Intensive Course
|Examinations and Assignments: |
In-class translation and discussion, regular quizzes, midterm and final.
Discussion of scholarly articles; occasional short written responses to them.
One presentation or group translation exercise.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have had one year of college Greek or the equivalent. Regular class attendance.
|Instructor(s): Visvardi,Eirene Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 10||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 2|
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