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GRK210/220/230: Intermediate Greek

This sequence continues the study of ancient Greek from the first year.

This sequence continues the study of ancient Greek from the first year. By the end of the second term, students will read adapted selections from Herodotus, who wrote about the Persian Wars with a multicultural sensibility ahead of his time. In the third term, students will have their first taste of authentic, unadapted Greek prose by reading Lysias, a professional speech-writer who lived as a metic (resident alien) in fifth-century Athens. His speech On the Murder of Eratosthenes, written as a defense for a husband accused of murdering his wife's seducer, provides a vivid glimpse into the life of a middle-class Greek household.