Greek 301    

Edwin Carawan:    phone: 836-4831

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Texts: Plato's Apology of Socrates, G.P. Rose ed. (Bryn Mawr Commentary);

Greek New Testament recommended (for readings in Acts  15-28, after Nov. 1).

You will also need an Intermediate Greek Lexicon (or better) and 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 background to these texts. The focus of our study (in both Apology and Acts) is the 'defense speech' as a particular form of discourse with its own peculiar strategies and assumptions.


Requirements: competennt translation from the Greek, command of vocabulary and grammar, using dictionary, commentary and other references. You will not be allowed to consult prepared translations in class. Keep a list of key vocabulary (esp. verbs with principal parts) and problematic constructions (e.g., conditions).


The Course Grade will consist of 2-3 quizzes (total 50%), Final Examination (30%) and record of daily participation. For rules regarding attendance, make-ups, non-discrimination and special accommodations, see online Policy Statement.


Aug. 25-27  ...Cram Review 1-3    Apology 17 much simplified
Sept. 3 ...Cram Review cont.  Apology 18 simplified
Sept. 8-17... Aorist Practice      1st Aorist List
Quiz 1...  Sept. 29 (or Oct. 1)   Quiz 1 Review
Oct. 6 ... Aorist Prax 2
Conditions made simple   Apology 27d-28a, analyzed
Oct. 8 ... Short cut to the Optative
Subjunctive/Optative review
Apology 28e-29a analyzed
Oct. 13-15 ... Review Indirect Statement
Parse infinitive constructions in Ap. 29-30
Analyze Conditions in Ap. 30-1
Oct. 22 ... Apology 39c-40 ...Cf. Andocides 1.94 (same Meletos?)
Oct. 29  .... Quiz 2 
translate 2 out of 3 passages and identify conditions
Nov. 3-Dec.10, Acts 9-28 
            Nov. 3, (1) read Bruce’s intro. 
                 (2) begin Acts 9 (Saul on the road to Damascus)
               Nov. 5-10 …  Acts  10-12 
       (the following tentatively scheduled)   Map of Paul’s Travels
               Nov. 12 …Acts 13-14  
               Nov. 17 …Acts 15-16.34
               Nov. 19 … Acts 17
                    Nov. 24 ...  Acts 18-19.19 
               Dec. 1 … Acts 19.20- ch. 20 (to end)
               Dec. 3 … Acts 21.17-23.30  (atp)
               Dec. 8-10  … Acts … 24-26
Final Exam ...Monday, Dec. 15  at 3:30 or as arranged...  
 Translation,  4 out of  7 passages