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

Fall 2006

GK 390 • Plato

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32945 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
WAG 112
Dean-Jones

Course Description

The main aim of this course is to improve your facility in reading Greek prose. Most of our time and effort will be devoted to translating with accuracy, precision, and increasing velocity . Together we will read the Charmides and the Protagoras. Students will also be responsible for reading additional dialogues or sections thereof of their choice independently. Our time in class will be spent mainly in translating Plato's prose. Some sessions will also include lectures on essential points of syntax and style: moods, participles, particles, and the like. There will be occasional exercises and quizzes, and a final exam covering the Charmides and Protagoras, each student's independent reading, and unseen passages from the Platonic corpus (i.e. sight translation). No research paper is required. Exercises and quizzes will account for 50% of the grade, the exam for 30%, and daily preparation and performance the remainder

Texts

Plato, Platonis Opera v. 3 (OCT, ed. Burnet) Recommended: H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar (Harvard) Optional: J.D. Denniston, The Greek Particles (Hackett)

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