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GREEK 462 A: Literature Of Classical Athens

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
DEN 210
SLN: 
15272
Instructor:
kamen
Deborah Kamen

Syllabus Description:

In the fourth-century BCE law-court speech Against Neaira, a freed-slave prostitute named Neaira is charged with posing as an Athenian citizen in order to secure citizen rights for her children. Preserved in the corpus of Demosthenes’ speeches but written and delivered by a man named Apollodoros, this speech provides a lively model of Greek oratorical prose, as well as delivering insights into issues of gender, sexuality, and status in classical Athens. In this class, students will read all of Against Neaira in Greek and write three short response papers. Prerequisites: first- and second-year ancient Greek.

 

Catalog Description: 
Readings and discussion of selected authors of classical Athens.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 4, 2017 - 9:13pm
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