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Greek Courses

Study of Hesiod's two surviving poems, the Theogony and the Works and Days, with special attention to the relationship of his language and religious thinking to that of Homer.

Selected Greek elegy and lyric, with attention to its political and social background, and to the relation of these literary types to epic and dramatic poetry.

The Persian and Peloponnesian wars through selected readings.

Aeschylus' plays, with emphasis on his theology and special uses of the Greek language.

Sophocles' plays, with emphasis on the poet's religious and humanistic values and his dramatic style.

Euripides' plays, with emphasis on the poet's dramatic style and his treatment of social, political, and religious themes.

Selected comedies of Aristophanes. Emphasis is placed on language, style, and thought, and on the generic characteristics of Greek Old Comedy.

Students will read through selections from the Greek New Testament or Septuagint in Greek. While attention will be given to issues of interpretation, the course will focus on Greek translation, grammar, and syntax.

Crosslisted with RELI 4089/6089.

The dialogues of Plato. Emphasis is placed on the language, style, and philosophical thought of Plato.

Orations drawn from the works of Demosthenes, Lysias, and Aeschines, with emphasis on the function and techniques of persuasion in oratory and on the political and social contexts of these orations.

The positions of Greek and Latin within the Indo-European language family with special attention to the phonological evolution of both Greek and Latin from Proto-Indo-European.

Cross-listed with LATN 4150/6150 and LING 4150/6150.

Selected Greek authors to be chosen according to the interests of students and instructor.

The development of Greek poetry from Homer through the Hellenistic period. Epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, hymns and epigrams will be read and discussed. This course will be read in Greek.

The development of Greek prose through the second century C.E. Philosophical, historical, medical forensic, and narrative will be read and discussed. The literature selections will be read in Greek.

Systematic study and review of advanced Greek grammar through translation exercises from English into Greek

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.

Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.

Independent research and thesis preparation.

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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