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In the Department of Classics.
111f Introductory Greek Learn to explore first hand the great works of literature, history, philosophy, religion, and the origins of Western civilization, improving English vocabulary and developing analytical skills. Four credit hours. H. ROISMAN
111Jj Introductory Greek Learn to explore first hand the great works of literature, history, philosophy, religion, and the origins of Western civilization, improving English vocabulary and developing analytical skills. Four credit hours. H. ROISMAN
112s Intermediate Greek As facility with the ancient Greek grows, students read extracts from the great authors of Ancient Greece, including Euripides, Plato, and excerpts from the Bible (Old and New Testament). Four credit hours. H. ROISMAN
131f Introduction to Greek Literature Successful completion of this course fulfills the College language requirement. Prerequisite: Greek 112. Four credit hours. L. H. ROISMAN
 Plato's Symposium: The Meaning of Love Socrates and Diotima discuss the true meaning of love. Four credit hours. L, D.
235f True Lies: Lucian's True History In the second-century C.E. Lucian wrote a parody on the fictitious tales of adventures put forward as true by ancient writers. His fantastic accounts parallel modern science fiction. Four credit hours. L. H. ROISMAN
 Revenge and Cowardice: Euripides's Electra Forced to endure the murder of her father, Agamemnon, by her mother, Clytemnestra, Electra yearns for vengeance. She is counting on her brother, Orestes, to come home and demand blood for blood. Euripides takes a well-known myth, cunningly adapts it to his own purposes, and invests it with fresh and compelling passion. Four credit hours. L.
 Euripides: Alcestis Four credit hours. L.
 Gods, Violence, and Procreation : Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days Hesiod discusses the creation of the world, the battles of the gods, the evolution of humans, and the working social and ethical principles that allow us to live as a society. Four credit hours. L.
 Euripides: Hippolytos Four credit hours. L.
 Xenophon's Anabasis: A Mercenary's Tale Selections from Xenophon's eye-witness account of a Greek mercenary army's battles, betrayals, and courage in the face of adversity. The expedition of Cyrus to take the Persian throne from his brother with the help of Greek troops is the setting for one of the great true stories of military endeavors. Four credit hours. L.
 Monsters and Maidens: Homer's Odyssey Translations and analysis of selections from the Odyssey focusing on Odysseus's encounter with princess Nausicaa as well as his outwitting of the Cyclops. Four credit hours. L.
356s The Wrath of Achilles: Homer's Iliad Achilles' decision not to fight caused the Greeks many casualties and led to Patroclus's death. His decision, its justification, and other heroes' view of Achilles' resolution. Four credit hours. L. H. ROISMAN
 Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers: Sex, Lies and Matricide In the second play of Aeschylus's trilogy, The Oresteia, a young man struggles with conflicting obligations to each of his parents. Should he avenge his father by killing his murdering, adulterous mother, or should he acknowledge his debt to his mother and let her escape the consequences of her vicious deeds? Four credit hours. L.
 Politics of Revenge: Sophocles' Electra Electra's own inaction in the face of her mother's crime is examined in this drama. Each of Greece's great tragedians confronted this horrifying tale of conflicting duties and responsibilities. The differing emphases and perspectives of Euripides and Sophocles will receive particular scrutiny. Four credit hours. L.
491f, 492s Independent Study Reading in a field of the student's interest, with essays and conferences. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. One to four credit hours. FACULTY
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