GREK 101. Elementary Greek I. (4 Credits)

Intensive study of elementary grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; selected readings from Ancient Greek authors including those of the New Testament.

GREK 102. Elementary Greek II. (4 Credits)

Intensive study of elementary grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; selected readings from Ancient Greek authors including those of the New Testament. Prerequisite: GREK 101.

GREK 201. Intermediate Greek. (4 Credits)

Review of grammar and syntax accompanied by selections from various Greek authors including those of the New Testament. Prerequisite to further work in Greek. Prerequisite: GREK 102 (or equivalent)

General Education: COMP

GREK 331. Athenian Tragedy. (4 Credits)

Reading a tragedy by Sophocles or Euripides: Oedipus Tyrannus, Antigone, Medea, Bacchae, or other; introduction to literary and historical conventions of Athenian dram; style and dialect of choral poetry; meter; considerations of ethics, gender, myth, religion, and intertextuality. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 332. Homer: Iliad. (4 Credits)

Intensive readings of selected books from the Iliad; introduction to Homeric dialect and meter and the Homeric question; issues of interpretation, especially warfare, ethics, glory, death, and the gods. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 333. Homer's Odyssey. (4 Credits)

Intensive readings of selected books from the Odyssey, introduction to Homeric dialect and meter and the Homeric question; issues of interpretation, especially conceptions of the hero, humans, the gods, narrative, irony; final research paper on a topic of literary or historical interest. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

Tags: LE

GREK 334. Advanced Koine Reading. (2 or 4 Credits)

New Testament book studies in Greek or selections from the Septuagint or the early church fathers to illustrate the development of thought within Christianity.

GREK 335. Plato: The Apology of Socrates. (4 Credits)

The life and times of Athens' most enduring citizen by reading his own defense and others' accounts of his final days. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 336. Classical Rhetoric. (4 Credits)

Intensive readings of speeches selected from Athenian orators: Gorgias, Antiphon, Lysias, Demosthenes, or others; genres and conventions of oratory (deliberative, epideictic, forensic); readings from Aristotle's Rhetoric (in translation) and its application to ancient oratory; tropes and rhetorical analysis. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 337. Greek Prose Composition. (2 Credits)

A systematic review of Greek morphology and syntax by writing sentences in Classical and Koine Greek.

GREK 338. Herodotus' Histories. (4 Credits)

Intensive readings of selections from Herodotus' Histories - the first surviving work of history in the West; introduction to the Ionic dialect and Herodotus' style; overview of the Histories' major themes - happiness, fate, freedom, ethnicity, religion, and justice. Prequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 339. Myth/Hesiod. (2 Credits)

Study of Greek mythology through reading selections of Hesiod; overview of epic dialect and meter; examination of genre and comparison to eastern Mediterranean analogs (e.g., Genesis)

GREK 342. NT and Patristics. (4 Credits)

Selections from the Greek NT and patristic literature to illustrate the literary and intellectual background of the ancient world and early Christianity. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 343. Septuagint. (4 Credits)

Selections from the Septuagint and intertestamental literature to illustrate the literary and intellectual background of the ancient world leading to Christianity. Prerequisite: GREK 201 or competency.

GREK 451. Greek Exegesis. (2 or 4 Credits)

See BITH 451.

GREK 487. Topics in Greek Language and Literature. (2 Credits)

Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies.

GREK 489. Topics in Greek Language and Literature. (4 Credits)

Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies.

GREK 494. Senior Capstone. (4 Credits)

Classical Language majors will take a capstone course in their senior year that connects ancient Classical languages with other areas of inquiry. The student will do focused research on the texts of the classical world, including but not limited to the Septuagint and the New Testament. Students will demonstrate how their chosen topic relates to Christian faith. Prerequisite: GREK 201

GREK 495. Independent Reading. (1 to 4 Credits)

Department approval required.