GK 312K • Second-Year Greek II: Selected Writers
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This 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: * knowledge of peculiarities of epic diction (morphology, dialect forms, etc.) * epic meter: the dactylic hexameter * oral poetry and the system of formulas * questions of narrative structure * epic poetics and the discourse of kleos We will pursue these goals on the basis of a reading program of approximately two books of the Iliad.
Continuation of Greek 311. Three class hours a week for one semester.
3 short quizzes 25%, midterm 25%, final 50%.
M. M. Willcock, The Iliad of Homer, Books I-XII. St Martin's Press 1978 M. M. Willcock, The Iliad of Homer, Books XIII-XIV. St. Martin's Press 1984