Greek 302 Poetry and the Persecuted Sect Spring 2005
Edwin Carawan Craig 390A
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Texts and Materials: Acts 24-28; Euripides Bacchae, Dodds ed.
You will also need an Intermediate Greek Lexicon (or better) and access to a reference grammar
Objectives: After finishing up the story of Paul, we take up the tale of Dionysus, the persecuted evangelist.
This will be your introduction to Greek poetry, and you should try to master the iambic trimeter,
gain a reasonable facility with the lyric meters. And continue to study the political and intellectual climate
that informs these very different texts.
Requirements: competent translation from the Greek, based on command of vocabulary and grammar,
using dictionary, commentary and other references. Basic competence in the poetic meters.
Translating in class should not be a recitation of a prepared version.
I would encourage you not to write out prepared translations--you will not be allowed to consult them in class.
Keep a list of essential vocabulary with principal parts and problematic constructions (e.g. conditions).
The course grade will consist of 2-3 quizzes (total 50 pts), Final Examination (25) and record of daily participation.
For rules regarding attendance, make-ups, non-discrimnation and special accomodations, see online Policy statement.
Quiz 1 Tuesday Feb. 8 (or as arranged) : you will have a choice of passages to translate from Acts 25.6 to 26 (end),
plus 27.21 to 28.26 (omitting 27.27-32 and 28.11-16)
Quiz 2: two passages from Bacchae, up to 466.
Review Conditions (and exx. in Bacchae)
Final: Tuesday May 10, 1:15 or as arranged.
Be prepared to translate 3 out of 4 passages from 467-948:
review esp. 467-508; 694-745; 769-843.
Learn a brief passage (in meter, iambs or trochees) for recitation before the written work.
Evaluations Special Hour for Finals