James R. Dougherty, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus
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Fields: Greek Law, Literature, and Philosophy
GK 180K • Rsch Meths In Classical Stds
T 1100-1200 CBA 4.346
This course is meant to provide new graduate students with an introduction to materials and methods of classical scholarship. The instructor and other members of the department will present introductory lectures and bibliographies on the various disciplines involved in contemporary classical studies.
Students will be required to attend lectures and colloquia, given by visitors and members of our department.
All students should register for this course on a credit/no credit basis.
GK 385 • Attic Oratory
M 200pm-500pm WAG 10
The main goal of this course is to improve your facility in reading Greek. We will achieve this goal by reading and translating a representative selection of classical prose: Plato’s Protagoras and work by several contemporaries, including Antiphon, Isocrates, Lysias, Thucydides, and Xenophon. The activities and influence of Protagoras and other “sophists” will be a recurrent theme. Initial assignments will be limited to what we can translate in class; but the pace will steadily increase as we proceed. There will be occasional exercises and two translation tests along the way, and a final exam (all tests will include unseen passages, aka sight translation), but no research paper.
Meets with GK 365
Books (sole author):
Writing Greek Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Greek translation, Athens (Kardamitsa) 2011.
Antiphon the Athenian: Oratory, Law and Justice in the Age of the Sophists (University of Texas Press, 2002). Won the Texas Institute of Letters' Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for the Book Making the Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge in 2002.
Antiphon, the speeches (edition and commentary). Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics (Cambridge 1997).
The Murder of Herodes: A Study of Antiphon 5. (Studien zur klassischen Philologie 45, Frankfurt 1989).
Early Greek Law (University of California Press 1986; paperback edition 1989).
Drakon and Early Athenian Homicide Law (Yale University Press 1981).
Aeschylean Drama (University of California Press 1976).
“Eikos Arguments in Athenian Forensic Oratory.” Forthcoming in Eikos: Probabilities, Hypotheticals, and Counterfactuals in Ancient Greek Thought, ed. Victoria Wohl. Cambridge.
“Ancient Greek Laws on Sacrifice.” Forthcoming in the proceedings of a conference on Sacrifice.
“Law and Rhetoric in Ancient Greece.” Forthcoming in the The Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies
“Vengeance, Pollution, and Homicide in Plato and Antiphon.” Forthcoming in the papers of the Conference on Vengeance (Classical Press of Wales).
“Law and Religion in Early Greece.” Forthcoming in a collection of papers on Law and Religion in the Ancient World.
“Laws and Legislation in Ancient Greece.” A Companion to Ancient Greek Government, ed. Hans Beck (Malden MA 2013) 221-234.
“Anna Missiou on Oratory, Literacy, and Democracy.” Ariadne 18 (2012) 39-49.
“Observations on the Great Rhetra: A Response to Françoise Ruzé.” In Symposion 2011. Akten der Gesellschaft für griechische und hellenistische Rechtsgeschichte, vol. 23, ed. Bernard Legras and Gerhard Thür (Vienna 2012), 17-20.
“Law, Politics and the Question of Relevance in the Case On the Crown.” Classical Antiquity 31 (2012) 293-314.
“Women and the Law in Gortyn.” Index 40 (2012) 57-67 (Studies for Eva Cantarella).
“The Laws of Crete.” In Transferts culturels et droits dans le monde grec et hellénistque, ed. Bernard Legras, 17-29. Paris 2012.
“Writing Sacred Laws in Archaic and Classical Crete.” In Sacred Words: Orality, Literacy and Religion, ed. A. P. M. H. Lardinois, J. H. Blok, and M. G. M. van der Poel (Leiden 2011), 101-11.
“Slaves and Serfs at Gortyn,” Zeitschrift der Savigny Stiftung 127 (2010) 14-31.