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GREEK 306 A: Attic Prose

Meeting Time: 
MTWF 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
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SLN: 
15267
Instructor:
kamen
Deborah Kamen

Syllabus Description:

MTWF 1.30-2.20 on Zoom

Prof. Deborah Kamen (dkamen@uw.edu) (she/her/hers)

Office hours over Zoom by appointment

 

NOTE: This class meets SYNCHRONOUSLY over Zoom.

Google doc "blackboard" for class

 

Description:
In this course, we will read Plato’s Apology in Greek and review grammar by composing sentences in Greek. Class time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and some Fridays will be devoted to translating Plato; other Fridays will be devoted to reviewing prose composition assignments.

 

Required textbook:
G. P. Rose (ed.), Plato’s Apology (Bryn Mawr Commentaries)

*Until the book is in stock, here is the Greek text of the Apology; here is Rose's commentary

 

Useful references:
Logeion (free online Greek dictionary): http://logeion.uchicago.edu/

H. W. Smyth, Greek Grammar for Colleges: online or as pdf

S. C. Woodhouse, English-Greek Dictionary: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/

Apparatus criticus guide to abbreviations

 

Grading:
Participation and daily preparation: 20%
Prose composition assignments (to be uploaded by 1.30): 20%
Exam 1: 20%
Exam 2: 20%
Exam 3: 20%

Daily preparation entails reading (before class) the assigned passages of Plato's Apology. NOTE: These reading assignments are not (yet) listed below but will be made at the end of each class session, depending on how quickly we're moving through the text. Participation entails translating aloud in class, discussing the text, and answering questions. It's always best to come to class even if you haven't had a chance to prepare; if you don't feel up for translating on a particular day, just send me a email or a private chat message on Zoom and I won't call on you.

Prose composition assignments will be posted on Canvas under 'Assignments' at least 48 hours in advance of their due dates. Prose comps must be completed and re-uploaded to Canvas by 1.30pm (many) Fridays. If you have a Greek font (with accents and breathing marks) on your computer or tablet, feel free to use that; otherwise, feel free to hand-write the assignments and then scan them in or take a photo. NOTE: Prose comps don't have to be perfect to earn full credit! You just have to show that you've put in a good-faith effort. We will go over the sentences together in class.

Exams are OPEN-BOOK, OPEN-NOTE. They will be posted on Canvas under 'Assignments' at least 72 hours in advance of their due dates.  You should complete the exams and re-upload them as a .doc or .docx by 5pm on their due dates. You can use the Plato text + commentary, your notes, a dictionary, Smyth, and the Google doc "blackboard," but you CANNOT use published translations and you CANNOT consult with anyone else. Exams will primarily involve: 1) translating passages of Plato; 2) answering grammatical and other questions about those passages.

Except in the case of serious illness, family emergency, or religious observance, make-up exams will not be given and prose composition assignments will not be accepted late.

 

ACCESS Student Policy:

I follow the ACCESS Student Policy as described on the UW Registrar website: “ACCESS students attend classes on an audit basis as a non-matriculated student. As an auditor, you may not participate in class discussions, take tests, or submit papers.”

 

Week 1:

Jan. 4: Introduction (handout 1 and handout 2)

Jan. 5: Reading assignment in Plato's Apology (through 17a7)

Jan. 6: Read through 17b6 (if possible, through 17c1)

Jan. 8: Read through 17d1

 

Week 2:

Jan. 11: Read through 18a6

Jan. 12: Read through 18b4

Jan. 13: Read through 18c3

Jan. 15: Prose composition #1 due on Canvas by 1.30pm (NOTE: you can find prose composition assignments under 'Assignments')

 

Week 3:

Jan. 18: NO CLASS (MLK DAY)

Jan. 19: Read through 18e3

Jan. 20: Read through 19c1

Jan. 22: Read through 19d7

 

Week 4:

Jan. 25: EXAM 1 due on Canvas by 5pm (NOTE: you can find exams under 'Assignments'). NO CLASS

Jan. 26: Read through 20a5

Jan. 27: Read through 20c2

Jan. 29: Prose composition #2 due on Canvas by 1.30pm

 

Week 5:

Feb. 1: Read through 20e2

Feb. 2: Read through 21a8

Feb. 3: Read through 21c2

Feb. 5: Read through 21e2

 

Week 6

Feb. 8: Read through 22b2

Feb. 9: Read through 22c8

Feb. 10: Read through 22e5

Feb. 12: Prose composition #3 due on Canvas by 1.30pm

 

Week 7:

Feb. 15: NO CLASS (PRESIDENTS DAY)

Feb. 16: Read through 23c1

Feb. 17: Read through 23d9

Feb. 19: Read through 24b2

 

Week 8:

Feb. 22: EXAM 2 due on Canvas by 5pm. NO CLASS

Feb. 23: Read through 24d7

Feb. 24: Read through 25a11

Feb. 26: Prose composition #4 due on Canvas by 1.30pm

 

Week 9:

Mar. 1: Read through 25d7

Mar. 2: Read through 26b7

Mar. 3: Read through 26e5

Mar. 5: Read through 27c3

 

Week 10:

Mar. 8: Read through 28a1

Mar. 9: Read through 28d5

Mar. 10: Read through 29b9

Mar. 12: Prose composition #5 due on Canvas by 1.30pm

 

Mar. 15: EXAM 3 due on Canvas by 5pm

 

UW Grade Scale

Percentage Earned 

Grade-Point Equivalent

100-97

4.0

96-95

3.9

94

3.8

93-92

3.7

91

3.6

90-89

3.5

88-87

3.4

86

3.3

85

3.2

84

3.1

83

3.0

82

2.9

81

2.8

80

2.7

79

2.6

78

2.5

77

2.4

76

2.3

75

2.2

74

2.1

73

2.0

72

1.9

71

1.8

70

1.7

69

1.6

68

1.5

67

1.4

66

1.3

65

1.2

64

1.1

63

1.0

62

0.9

61

0.8

60

0.7

59 and x < 59

0.0

 

 

 

Catalog Description: 
Translation of selections from Attic prose; elementary exercises in Attic prose composition. Intended as second in a sequence of three. Recommended: one year of college-level Ancient Greek or equivalent. Offered: W.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 16, 2020 - 9:20pm
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