Summer Intensive Greek
Innovative Method Taught at UT Austin
Posted: November 3, 2006
The course meets throughout the summer from early June to early August five days a week for 5 class hours per day. Successful students spend an equal amount of time in preparation for class. The intensity of the course forges close bonds between the students, and the camaraderie is increased by extra-curricular gatherings to read ancient plays in the inimitable translations of UT's own Douglass Parker, an enthusiastic participant in the readings.
In the first half we begin with Herodotus' Ionic Greek (the morphology of which is most transparent) and also read sections of Lysias and smaller selections of the New Testament and Desert Fathers.
In the second half we read Odyssey IX, Euripides' Medea, and Plato's Euthyphro. In the final exam students are able to translate passages from these authors at sight.
For further information regarding the content of the course please contact Lesley Dean-Jones at ldjones at mail.utexas.edu
For information regarding registration contact Lynn Lakomski at firstname.lastname@example.org