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GREEK 301

Classical Greek Poetry: Homer's <i>Iliad</i>

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Advanced Greek poetry through Homer's Iliad.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Homeric Greek Morphology

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Homeric Greek Grammar, Syntax, and Meter

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Poetic Text Translation

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Literary Accomplishments

Learning Outcome

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.