Greek (GRE)

GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek (Units: 3)

Greek language and grammar with emphasis on the rapid readings of graded Attic prose. Exercises in the writing of Greek sentences. Groundwork for the great Greek masters of poetry and prose in the original language.

Course Attributes:

  • C2: Humanities

GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GRE 101 or equivalent.

Understanding, reading, and writing of ancient Greek at the intermediate level. Reading selections from a variety of ancient Greek prose and poetry.

GRE 301 Introduction to Greek Prose and Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GRE 202 or consent of instructor.

Reading, translating, and literary analysis of passages from ancient Greek, alongside grammar and vocabulary review.

GRE 430 Greek Oratory I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Lysias and Demosthenes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 430/GRE 730 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 431 Greek Oratory II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Gorgias and Isocrates. Discussion of historical content.
(GRE 431/GRE 731 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 435 Greek Historiography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Herodotus and Xenophon. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 435/GRE 735 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 436 Greek Historiography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Thucydides and Polybius. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 436/GRE 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 440 Greek Epic I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Works and Days. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 440/GRE 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 441 Greek Epic II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 441: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 741: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony. Discussion of formal elements and social and performative context.
(GRE 441/GRE 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 445 Greek Drama I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus Euripides and Aristophanes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 445/GRE 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 446 Greek Drama II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus on Aeschylus and Sophocles. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 446/GRE 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 450 Greek Philosophy I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the pre-Socratics, the sophists, and/or the early and middle works of Plato.
(GRE 450/GRE 750 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 451 Greek Philosophy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 451: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 751: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the later works of Plato and/or on Aristotle.
(GRE 451/GRE 751 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 455 Greek Lyric Poetry I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic lyric poetry, with a focus on genres of lambos and elegy. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 455/GRE 755 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 465 Hellenistic Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 465: GRE 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for GRE 765: Intermediate Greek or equivalent.

Translation of works of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius.
(GRE 465/GRE 765 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.

GRE 730 Greek Oratory I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Lysias and Demosthenes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 430/GRE 730 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 731 Greek Oratory II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Gorgias and Isocrates. Discussion of historical content.
(GRE 431/GRE 731 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 735 Greek Historiography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Herodotus and Xenophon. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 435/GRE 735 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 736 Greek Historiography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Thucydides and Polybius. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 436/GRE 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 740 Greek Epic I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Works and Days. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 440/GRE 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 741 Greek Epic II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 441: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 741: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony. Discussion of formal elements and social and performative context.
(GRE 441/GRE 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 745 Greek Drama I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus Euripides and Aristophanes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 445/GRE 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 746 Greek Drama II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus on Aeschylus and Sophocles. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 446/GRE 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 750 Greek Philosophy I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the pre-Socratics, the sophists, and/or the early and middle works of Plato.
(GRE 450/GRE 750 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 751 Greek Philosophy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 451: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 751: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the later works of Plato and/or on Aristotle.
(GRE 451/GRE 751 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 755 Greek Lyric Poetry I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic lyric poetry, with a focus on genres of lambos and elegy. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 455/GRE 755 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 765 Hellenistic Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 465: GRE 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for GRE 765: Intermediate Greek or equivalent.

Translation of works of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius.
(GRE 465/GRE 765 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Advanced reading knowledge of Greek and consent of supervising faculty member.

Reading of an ancient Greek author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.