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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Spring 2006

GK 312K • Second-Year Greek II: Selected Writers

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31255 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
CBA 4.342

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the language, narrative, and poetics of the Greek epic tradition: Homer. Apart from acquiring a reasonable "reading knowledge" of the epic, we will be busy with the following issues: o knowledge of peculiarities of epic diction (morphology, dialect forms, etc.) o epic meter: the dactylic hexameter o oral poetry and the system of formulas Evaluation and grading o quizzes 25% o midterm 25% o final 50% Required Text: TBA


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