Greek Oratory and Historiography (GRKA3603)


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.

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3x1hr seminars/week


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

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