MCR702 Ancient Greek Language and Literature II
Professor: Christos ZAFIROPOULOS
Greek II follows and supplements Greek I. The course focuses on prose. During the lectures (which in both Greek I and II are accompanied with optional 3,000 words) selected extracts from historiography (Herodotus and Thucydides), oratory (Lysias and Demosthenes) and philosophy (the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle) are discussed. As in Greek I this module too aims to study Greek language and culture up to the classical period and it covers linguistic, literary and cultural issues and is accompanied by an introduction to the authors, the genres and the prevailing cultural concepts and norms.