Mechanics of the Greek language
With minimal and informed recourse to dictionaries, grammars, commentaries, and other translation aids, students will be able to read and comprehend the prose and poetry of Classical Greek authors. Specifically, they will be able to read and comprehend the writings of Xenophon, Homer, Plato, Euripides, and other Greek authors of comparable difficulty. Students will be able to compose Greek sentences and paragraphs in imitation of the style of Classical Greek masters.
Interpretation and analysis of Greek texts
Students will demonstrate their ability to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Classical literary texts to develop and clearly express original interpretations of these texts.
Understanding and contextualizing ancient Greek culture
Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge and comprehension of the history, literature, philosophy, and visual arts of Greece from Mycenaean civilization through the Hellenistic Age.