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GRE 101 : Elementary Ancient Greek

Prerequisites: None
Description: Greek language and grammar with emphasis on the rapid readings of graded Attic prose. Exercises in the writing of Greek sentences. Groundwork for the great Greek masters of poetry and prose in the original language.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 5
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GRE 202 : Intermediate Ancient Greek

Prerequisites: GRE 101 or equivalent.
Description: Understanding, reading, and writing of ancient Greek at the intermediate level. Reading selections from a variety of ancient Greek prose and poetry.
General Education:
  • Segment II Area - Humanities and Creative Arts Area (HCA)
Units: 5
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GRE 430 : Greek Oratory I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Lysias and Demosthenes. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with GRE 730. Students who have completed GRE 430 may not take GRE 730 for credit.)
Units: 3

GRE 431 : Greek Oratory II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Gorgias and Isocrates. Discussion of historical content. (Paired with GRE 731. Students who have completed GRE 741 may not take GRE 431 for credit.)
Units: 3

GRE 435 : Greek Historiography I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Herodotus and Xenophon. Discussion of historical context. Paired with GRE 735. Students who have completed GRE 735 may not take GRE 435 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

GRE 436 : Greek Historiography II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Thucydides and Polybius. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with GRE 736. Students who have completed GRE 736 may not take GRE 436 for credit.)
Units: 3

GRE 440 : Greek Epic I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Works and Days. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context. Paired with GRE 740. Students who complete GRE 440 may not take GRE 740 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 441 : Greek Epic II

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony. Discussion of formal elements and social and performative context. Paired with GRE 741. Students who have completed GRE 441 may not take GRE 741 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GRE 445 : Greek Drama I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus Euripides and Aristophanes. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with GRE 745. Students who have completed GRE 745 may not take GRE 445 for credit.)
Units: 3

GRE 446 : Greek Drama II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus on Aeschylus and Sophocles. Discussion of historical context. (Paired with GRE 746. Students who complete GRE 746 may not take GRE 446 for credit.)
Units: 3

GRE 450 : Greek Philosophy I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the pre-Socratics, the sophists, and/or the early and middle works of Plato. Paired with GRE 750. Students who have completed GRE 750 may not take GRE 450 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 451 : Greek Philosophy II

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the later works of Plato and/or on Aristotle. Paired with GRE 751. Students who have taken GRE 751 may not take GRE 451 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GRE 455 : Greek Lyric Poetry I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Translation and analysis of archaic lyric poetry, with a focus on genres of lambos and elegy. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context. Paired with GRE 755. Students who have completed GRE 455 may not take GRE 755 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 465 : Hellenistic Poetry

Prerequisites: GRE 202 or equivalent.
Description: Translation of works of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius. Paired with GRE 765. Students who have completed GRE 465 may not take GRE 765 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

GRE 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.
Units: 1-3

GRE 730 : Greek Oratory I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: For course description, see GRE 430. Paired with GRE 430. Students who have completed GRE 730 may not take GRE 430 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 731 : Greek Oratory II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Paired with GRE 431. For course description, see GRE 431. Students who have completed GRE 431 may not take GRE 731 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 735 : Greek Historiography I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Paired with GRE 435. For course description, see GRE 435. Students who have completed GRE 435 may not take GRE 735 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

GRE 736 : Greek Historiography II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Paired with GRE 436. For course description, see GRE 436. Students who complete GRE 436 may not take GRE 736 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 740 : Greek Epic I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: For course description, see GRE 440. Paired with GRE 440. Students who have completed GRE 740 may not take GRE 440 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 741 : Greek Epic II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Paired with GRE 441. For course description, see GRE 441. Students who complete GRE 741 may not take GRE 441 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

GRE 745 : Greek Drama I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: For course description, see GRE 445. Paired with GRE 445. Students who have completed GRE 445 may not take GRE 745 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 746 : Greek Drama II

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Paired with GRE 446. For course description, see GRE 446. Students who have completed GRE 446 may not take GRE 746 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 750 : Greek Philosophy I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: For course description, see GRE 450. Paired with GRE 450. Students who have completed GRE 450 may not take GRE 750 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 751 : Greek Philosophy II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: Paired with GRE 451. For course description, see GRE 451. Students who have taken GRE 451 may not take GRE 751 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

GRE 755 : Greek Lyric Poetry I

Prerequisites: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Description: For course description, see GRE 455. Paired with GRE 455. Students who have completed GRE 755 may not take GRE 455 for credit.
Units: 3

GRE 765 : Hellenistic Poetry

Prerequisites: Intermediate Greek or equivalent.
Description: Paired with GRE 465. For course description, see GRE 465. Students who have completed GRE 765 may not take GRE 465 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

GRE 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Advanced reading knowledge of Greek and consent of supervising faculty member.
Description: Reading of an ancient Greek author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 1-3
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