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

Fall 2005

GK 385 • Orators

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30805 MWF
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
WAG 112

Course Description

Oratory shaped Greek public life; how did Greek speakers shape oratory? We will read selected speeches of Antiphon, Lysias, Isocrates, and Demosthenes, in order to trace how oratory developed at Athens in the Classical period. We will discuss prose style, rhetorical theory, law, history, and social life. Grades will be based on Class performance (translation and discussion): 25%; Midterm: 30%; Final: 35%; Paper: 10%. Those enrolled in Gk 383 will have additional reading and their paper will be geared toward that reading, as will part of the final exam.

Texts

Attic Orators: Selections, ed. R. C. Jebb ((Macmillan) Lysias C. Carey, ed. Lysias: Selected Speeches (Cambridge) Demosthenes, L. Pearson, ed. Demosthenes: Six Private Speeches (Scholars Press)

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