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

Fall 2006

GK 311 • Second-Year Greek I: Prose and Poetry

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33286 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
WAG 112
Galinsky

Course Description

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.

Texts

Aris&Phillips edition of Xenophon's Symposium; will be provided by one of the copying services.

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