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Ancient Greek Languages

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Greek, Literature Introduction to Classical Greek, Part 3
03/27/2017 to 06/5/2017

HUAS 48003 | Introduction to Classical Greek, Part 3

In the spring quarter, students complete the first book of the Iliad, beginning with the divine-like wrath of the hero Achilles and ending with the all-too-human laughter of the gods. In summer, after a short introduction to the differences between the Homeric and Attic dialects, students read a brief, but under-appreciated dialogue by Plato, the Hippias Minor, which begins by considering the question of who is the better epic hero – Achilles or Odysseus, and ends strangely with Socrates arguing that it is better to do wrong on purpose than in ignorance.

No class May 29.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Mr. Mathai has studied at the University of Chicago Committee on Social Thought. His research focuses on Greek literature, philosophy, and history, as well as Russian language and literature.

25 PD/CPDU
Course Code: HUAS 48003
Section: 17S1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Mar 27 to Jun 05
Tuition: $400.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Online Registration Close Date:
March 24, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Greek, Literature Introduction to Classical Greek, Part 4
06/19/2017 to 08/28/2017

HUAS 48004 | Introduction to Classical Greek, Part 4

In the spring quarter, students complete the first book of the Iliad, beginning with the divine-like wrath of the hero Achilles and ending with the all-too-human laughter of the gods. In summer, after a short introduction to the differences between the Homeric and Attic dialects, students read a brief, but under-appreciated dialogue by Plato, the Hippias Minor, which begins by considering the question of who is the better epic hero – Achilles or Odysseus, and ends strangely with Socrates arguing that it is better to do wrong on purpose than in ignorance.

No class July 3.

Prerequisite(s):
none
Instructor:
Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Mr. Mathai has studied at the University of Chicago Committee on Social Thought. His research focuses on Greek literature, philosophy, and history, as well as Russian language and literature.

25 PD/CPDU
Course Code: HUAS 48004
Section: 17U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Jun 19 to Aug 28
Tuition: $400.00
Days/Times: Mon
6:00 PM–8:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 16, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Greek, Literature Herodotus’s Histories, Books 1 & 2, Continued, Summer
06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017

HUAS 48016 | Herodotus’s Histories, Books 1 & 2, Continued, Summer

Our yearlong exploration of the first two books of Herodotus'shistory-defining, genre-defying work moves from the risings and fallings of Croesus and Cyrus to the land of Egypt and the marvels of the pyramids and the Nile. Seemingly, an extended digression on the cusp of Cambyses’s disastrous foray into Egypt, we’ll attempt to place book two of Herodotus within the larger stated purpose of the work: “so that what happened from human involvement might not fade away because of time…”

Prerequisite(s):

At least one year of study in ancient Greek, whether Homeric, Attic, or koine. If you’re new to the course, please contact the instructor before the beginning of the quarter to find out our starting point.

Instructor:
Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Mr. Mathai has studied at the University of Chicago Committee on Social Thought. His research focuses on Greek literature, philosophy, and history, as well as Russian language and literature.

20 PD/CPDU
Course Code: HUAS 48016
Section: 17U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Jun 23 to Aug 11
Tuition: $360.00
Days/Times: Fri
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 22, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.

Greek, Literature Aristophanes’s Clouds
06/24/2017 to 09/9/2017

HUAS 48013 | Aristophanes’s Clouds

The first production in the late 420s BCE of the Clouds was a relative flop by a young, but already established comic playwright. In the revised form as we have it, the Clouds has become famous for its lampooning of late-5th century intellectualism and the rise of rhetoric, but also for its portrait of Socrates – which may (or may not have) contributed to the mood against Socrates at his trial in 399 BCE. We’ll read approximately 150 lines per week of this play in Greek attempting to place it within late 5th-century Athenian culture and assessing its role in the development of Socrates’s reputation.

No class July 1 and September 2.

Prerequisite(s):

At least one year of study in ancient Greek, whether Homeric, Attic, or koine.

Instructor:
Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Paul Mathai

Mr. Mathai has studied at the University of Chicago Committee on Social Thought. His research focuses on Greek literature, philosophy, and history, as well as Russian language and literature.

25 PD/CPDU
Course Code: HUAS 48013
Section: 17U1
Location: Gleacher Center
Dates:
Jun 24 to Sep 09
Tuition: $400.00
Days/Times: Sat
10:00 AM–12:30 PM



Unlimited slots available

Online Registration Close Date:
June 23, 2017
Online registration closes at 11:59 PM the day before the posted close date.