Units of study

GRKA3603 - Greek Oratory and Historiography

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Eric Godfrey Csapo
Phone: +61 2 9351 7078
Email: eric.csapo@sydney.edu.au

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 and detailed analysis of the rhetorical and ideological construction of truth in Classical Athens. Language skills will continue to be tested and developed by periodic exercises in unseen translation.

Assessments

1x2hr exam (45%), 5x100wd unseen translation exercises (10%) and 1x2000wd essay (45%)

Classes

3x1-hr seminars/week

Corequisites

GRKA3600

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GRKA3603

     

Lect

       

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

GRKA3603

Lecture

           

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