Units of study

GRKA3603 - Greek Oratory and Historiography

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Tamara Neal

Description

The histories of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon and the speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, and Demades are our primary sources for the political and social history of Athens and Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. This unit offers a close reading of historical and rhetorical texts in the original Greek and a detailed analysis of the rhetorical and ideological construction of truth in Classical Athens.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)

Classes

3x1-hr lectures/week

Corequisites

GRKA3600 or equivalent

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