Greek 302 Spring 2007
ECarawan@missouristate.edu phone: 836-4831
office hours: 1pm M-F (Craig 390A)
Texts: Euripides Medea, D.J. Mastronarde ed. (Cambridge 2002); Liddell & Scott, An Intermediate Greek Lexicon (OUP).
You will also be expected to review grammar from Smyth (pdf. provided) or whatever handy reference.
(After Medea we will proceed where your interests lead, as time permits.)
Consult this page regularly for grammar help and schedule updates.
Objectives: 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 this influential text.
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 each dayís participation, you should be prepared to read aloud with some facility, translate accurately,
and be informed of the issues and background (as introduced by Mastronarde).
For rules regarding attendance, make-ups, non-discrimnation and special accomodations, see online Policy statement.
**Adjusted schedule, after the Ice storm**
Jan. 19 (on your own)... Begin reading Mastronarde's introduction, esp.1-28, 81-98
Work through (or at least begin) the first 20-30 lines, with close attention to 'Vocab building'
Jan. 22 (first meeting)... Finish Mastronarde's intro (don't expect to comprehend it all just yet).
And try to finish the first speech (of the Nurse/τροφός).
For help with reading the meter: Medea 1-12 Vocab builder 2
Jan. 29- Feb. 3 ...Participle Review
Feb. 5 ...Vocab builder 3
Tentative schedule of quizzes
Quiz 1 Monday Feb. 26 (or as arranged) : you will have a choice of passages to translate
1-130 and 214-340 (or so)
Quiz 2 ... Wednesday Mar. 28: focus on 446-95, and 520-626.
Quiz 3 ... Wednesday Apr. 25** (focus on 906-75 and 1017-80)
Final Exam ... Saturday (Iím not making this up!) May 12, 10:15 (or as arranged)