GK 311 • Second-Year Greek I: Prose and Poetry
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
We will do a thorough review of the basics of grammar and vocab (unless you've been reading Greek all summer) while concentrating on reading Xenophon's Symposium. It's a delightful, manageable treatise that tells us a great deal about what went on at drinking parties, including acrobatic and pantomimic sideshows. Mainly, of course, it's Dr. Socrates (the guy never stays quiet unless hemlocked) who expounds on the difference between erotic (a.k.a. sexual) love and the other, celestial kind. It's all very entertaining, and what starts here truly changes the world.
Aris&Phillips edition of Xenophon's Symposium; will be provided by one of the copying services.