Advanced Greek: Attic Orators
The Athenians enjoyed their oratory—a bit too much, according to Thucydides, who added some of the finest specimens himself. We will read in Greek a selection of speeches, mostly forensic ones by Antiphon and Lysias, but also one example each of the two other rhetoric genres. Our primary objective is to increase comprehension and enjoyment of Attic oratory, but we will also pay attention to Athenian history and culture. Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade. May be repeated for credit.
Day/Time:MW / 9:00-10:30