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

Fall 2003

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

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
28995 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
WAG 112

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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


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