Comparative Arts and Letters

Classical Greek Poetry: Homer's Iliad

Classical Greek Poetry: Homer's Iliad
Advanced Greek poetry through Homer's Iliad.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGREEK 201
 ProgramsContaining GREEK 301
Course Outcomes: 

Homeric Greek Morphology

Successful students should master Homeric Greek morphology. Students should be able to identify fully the Homeric forms of nouns, adjectives, verbs (finite and infinitive forms), adverbs, participles, etc.

Homeric Greek Grammar, Syntax, and Meter

Successful students should acquire a foundation in the grammar and syntax of Homeric poetry. They should also acquire a basic knowledge of the principles of scanning Greek verse. Homer's Iliad is regularly chosen as an example.

Poetic Text Translation

Successful students should be able to translate a Greek poetic text into good English.

Literary Accomplishments

Successful students should be able to locate the literary accomplishments of the chosen author (such as Homer) in the context of Greek literature generally and of his own literary context specifically.