Zachary Seguin

GRK Courses

GRK 101 – Introductory Ancient Greek 1

A course designed for students beginning the study of ancient Greek or who have not yet reached the level expected in GRK 201/202. The teaching approach emphasizes exposure to simple texts as soon as possible, but students desiring minimal competence in reading should go on to do GRK 102.

GRK 102 – Introductory Ancient Greek 2

Continuation of GRK 101. Most of the rules of Greek grammar will be covered by the end of the year, and students should have a minimal competence in reading prose texts; but for the remaining grammar and further practice students should go on to do GRK 201.

GRK 105 – Introductory Modern Greek

This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of modern Greek grammar and will develop basic vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening/comprehension. The course is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of modern Greek or only limited experience with the language.

GRK 133 – New Testament Greek 1

An introduction to Greek grammar with appropriate grammatical exercises and development of vocabulary.

GRK 134 – New Testament Greek 2

The completion of the study of Greek grammar and syntax with appropriate exercises and translation of various texts of the Greek New Testament.

GRK 201 – Intermediate Greek

The course will complete the study of Greek grammar and move on to unadapted readings in Greek authors.

GRK 202 – Selections from Greek Authors

A course designed to follow GRK 201 including both literature and grammar review. Authors normally read are Plato and Homer.

GRK 233 – Intermediate New Testament Greek

Readings in the New Testament, in the Septuagint, Papyri and the Apostolic Fathers. Advanced grammar and syntax arising from the readings.

GRK 234 – Hellenistic Greek

An intermediate reading course in Koine Greek. The objective is to read Koine texts rapidly and with a minimum of lexical aids. The focus is on biblical (Septuagint) and extra-biblical texts of the Hellenistic and Patristic periods, such as the Apostolic Fathers, Josephus, and Hellenistic philosophy.

GRK 331 – Advanced Studies in Greek: Prose

A selection of material from one author or several authors within the field of Greek prose. Topics and selections may include oratory, history, philosophy, Demosthenes, Herodotos, Xenophon, Plato and Aristotle.

GRK 332 – Advanced Studies in Greek: Poetry

A selection of material from one author or several authors within the field of Greek poetry. Topics and selections may include epic, tragedy, comedy, lyric poetry, Homer, Sophokles, Aristophanes, Simonides, and Pindar.

GRK 341 – Advanced Studies in Greek: Selected Topics

An investigation of selected themes, topics, time periods or genres in Greek.

GRK 351 – Greek Composition, Grammar and Reading

Composition, translation and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.

GRK 421 – Greek Epigraphy

An introduction to Greek inscriptions as evidence for the Greek language and Greek political, religious, legal, social and economic history.

GRK 451 – Senior Greek Composition, Grammar and Reading

Advanced composition, translation and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.

GRK 490 – Senior Studies in Greek: Selected Topics

A selection of material from one author or several authors or an investigation of selected themes, topics, genres at the senior level. Topics or authors may include epic, tragedy, history, philosophy, Hellenistic poetry, Hesiod, Euripides, Menander, Thucydides, Apollonius, Callimachus, and Nonnos.

GRK 491 – Senior Studies in Greek: Independent Study

Under special circumstances, and with the approval of the Department, a student or small group of students may arrange to pursue individualized readings under the supervision of a faculty member.

GRK 600 – Topics in Greek Language

This course will involve the reading of original material in ancient Greek will focus on the advanced study of the language itself, although topics may vary from single authors to literary genres to chronological periods. This course is repeatable provided the topic is different. Examples could include: Archaic Greek Hexameter; Greek Palaeography; Ancient Greek Hymnography; Late Antique Greek Poetry; Greek Philosophy and Poetry; Hellenistic Composition, Grammar and Reading.

GRK 601 – Topics in Greek Language

0.25 credit offering to be combined with LAT 601. This 0.25 credit version of GRK 600 will allow faculty members to offer single-term courses that combine reading of original sources in both ancient Greek and Latin on selected topics. This course is repeatable provided the topic is different. Examples could include: Greek Palaeography or Greek Epigraphy.

GRK 621 – Greek Epigraphy

An introduction to Greek inscriptions as evidence for the Greek language and Greek political, religious, legal, social and economic history.

GRK 631 – Oaths and Curses in Mediterranean Culture

Greek oaths and curses are studied in the original, along with an examination of how these rituals are derived from Mesopotamian sources, and how they influenced Roman practices.

GRK 632 – Local Cultures in Hellenistic Greek Poetry

This course examines the relationship between local Mediterranean cultures and Greek poetry through an examination of a variety of works composed in different genres of literature between 323 and 100 BC. We shall focus on the manner in which unique local social customs, dialects, religions, and politics are treated in poetry written in various places of the Greek-speaking world, from Egypt to Italy. In this way we shall gain an appreciation of the multi-cultural nature of Hellenistic society, and of the impact it has upon subjects, themes, and styles of contemporary literature. Readings will include, but not be restricted to, the Argonautics of Apollonius of Rhodes, the Hymns of Callimachus, the Idylls of Theocritus, and the epigrams in the Greek Anthology.

GRK 633 – Ancient Religions through Epigraphy

An introduction to the technical aspects of the study of inscriptions and an investigation of the evidence which these documents offer about ancient religious practice and sacred space. Special attention will be paid to the class of inscriptions call leges sacrae (sacred laws).

GRK 651 – Senior Greek Composition, Grammar and Reading

Advanced composition, translation and grammar with intensive analysis of selected passages.

GRK 673 – Greek Comedy

Selected comic plays of Aristophanes and Menander will be examined.

GRK 691 – Special Topics

A selection of material from one author or several authors or investigation of selected themes, topics, genres at the graduate level.