Course Materials Accessible from This Site

  • Texts of most of the authors read in this course can be viewed via the resources of the Perseus Project.
  • In the assignment list below, if an author’s name is highlighted, just click on it to go directly to the Greek. When viewing the Greek, you can click on a word and obtain from Perseus a morphological analysis. You can also go to the Liddell and Scott entry for that word.
  • For most authors to be read, excerpts from ancient criticsare available, in translation.
  • Also available is an essay on Loose Style and Periodic Style by Hardy Hansen with analyses of passages from most of the authors read in this course.
  • A Style Scoresheet lists notable stylistic features of each author read in the course.
  • There is a series of Introductory Sketches for each author read in Greek 701.
  • A General Bibliography is also available, with links to other Classics sites on the World Wide Web.
  • Woodhouse’s English-Greek dictionary is available online at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/. Click here to connect.
  • If you have comments or questions, please e-mail me at hhansen@pipeline.com.

2007 Assignments

Jan. 31
Introduction: loose and periodic style
Feb. 7
Lysias
12.1-26

  • Introductory Sketch
  • In the essay on Greek Sentence Structure: Loose and Periodic Style read the first six sections (through Hekataios) plus the sections on Lysias.
  • For a stylistic analysis of part of the assigned passage (from the essay on style) click here.
  • For an appraisal of Lysias’ style by Dionysios of Halikarnassos click here.
  • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
  • For written assignment #1, click here.
  • Click here for a sample synopsis sheet.
Feb. 14
Lysias
12.27-61

  • For written assignment #2, click here.
Feb. 28
Lysias 12.79-100

  • For a graphic of Lysias 12.99-100 laid out in kola and kommata, click here.
  • For written assignment #3, click here.
  • This assignment focuses on correlatives. For a series of “beginning Greek” drills to review correlatives, along with an answer key, click here.

March 7

Anaxagoras, frag. 12

Plato, Protagoras 320c8-323a4

  • Introductory Sketch
  • For a stylistic analysis of part of this passage, click here.
  • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
  • For written assignment #4, click here.
  • This assignment involves conditional sentences in indirect statement.  For a chart of the rules click here.

[For a less polished example of loose or running style, compare the
“Old Oligarch” (pseudo-Xenophon), On
the Constitution of the Athenians
, 1-9 (not assigned).

March 14

Gorgias, Enkomion of Helen 1-7, 20-21

        • Introductory Sketch
        • For ancient comments on Gorgias click here.
        • For a stylistic analysis of part of this passage, click here.
        • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
        • For written assignment #5, click here.

March 21

Plato,

Symposion

Antiphon, On the Murder of Herodes 1-7

      • Introductory Sketch
      • For Thucydides’ appraisal of Antiphon, click here.
      • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
      • For a graphic of this selection, laid out in kola, click here.
      • For written assignment #6, click here.

[For another early example of periodic style, compare Thrasymachos,
fragment 1 (not assigned).]

March 28

Isokrates, Panegyrikos 8-14, 183.2-186

        • Introductory Sketch
        • For a stylistic analysis of an Isokratean period, click here.
        • For ancient comments on Isokrates’ style, click here.
        • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
        • For written assignment #7, click here.

April 11

Isokrates, Panegyrikos 43-50

        • For written assignment #8, click here.

April 18

Thucydides 5.84.2-102 (the Melian Dialogue)

        • Introductory Sketch
        • For ancient comments (and a modern one) on Thucydides’ style, click here.
        • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
        • For written assignment #9, click here.

April 25

Thucydides 5.103-114

        • For written assignment #10, click here.

May 2

Plato,

Gorgias 482c4-486d1 (Kallikles challenges Sokrates)

        • Introductory Sketch
        • For an ancient comment on Plato’s style, click here.
        • For an analysis of a “philosophical period” of Plato from the Republic click here.
        • For an analysis of a passage in “pseudo-naive” style from the Protagoras click here.
        • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
        • For written assignment #11, click here.

May 9

Plato,

Gorgias 523a1-527e7 (Sokrates’ final reply to Kallikles)

        • For written assignment #12, click here.

May 16

Demosthenes, On the Crown1-4, 126-131, 199-208

        • Introductory Sketch
        • For a stylistic analysis of part of this passage, click here.
        • For ancient comments on the style of Demosthenes, click here.
        • Click here for the Style Scoresheet.
        • For written assignment #13 click here.

May 23

Demosthenes, On the Crown 297-300, 306-313, 324