Greek 301 Edwin Carawan Fall 2006
Text: Plato's Apology of Socrates, etc. G. P. Rose ed.
(Bryn Mawr Commentary); Other trial narratives as time permits.
You will also need an Intermediate Greek Lexicon (or better) & reference grammar
Objectives: The first aim of this study is to build a command of basic vocabulary,
syntax and interpretive skills for reading Greek prose.
You should also gain a general sense of the political and intellectual context of
Requirements: competent translation from the Greek, command of vocabulary
and grammar, using dictionary, commentary and other references.
Translating in class should not be a recitation of a prepared version.
I encourage you not to write out prepared translations--you will not be allowed
to consult them in class.
Keep a list of required vocabulary, esp. verbs with principal parts;
and problematic constructions (e.g. conditions).
The course grade will consist of 2-3 quizzes (total 50 pts), Final Examination (30)
and record of daily participation.
For rules regarding attendance, make-ups, non-discrimnation and special accomoda-
Quiz 1... Sept. 29 (or Oct. 2 in exigency) Quiz 1 Review
Oct. 4 ... Aorist Practice
Oct. 6 ... 1st Aorist List
Apology 27d-28a, analyzed
Oct. 9 ... Aorist Prax 2
Conditions made simple
Oct. 11-13 ... Short cut to the Optative
Apology 28e-29a analyzed
Oct. 16-18 ... Review Indirect Statement
Parse infinitive constructions in Ap. 29-30
Analyze Conditions in Ap. 30-1
Quiz 2 ... Oct. 30 Apology 27d-32d:
translate 2 out of 3 passages and identify conditions
Nov. 1 Apology 32d-33. Cf. Andocides 1.94 (same Meletos?)
Quiz 3 .... Nov. 17 Apology 32e1--37e2
Nov. 29 ... Apology 39c-40
Final Exam ...Monday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 or as arranged...
Translation 4 out of 7 passages **Schedule for Finals week**