Greek 701 / Assignment 7 / 2007

1. Render the following into Attic Greek. The
selections from Gorgias’ Encomium of Helen, along with Lysias, will
suggest vocabulary.

Gentlemen!  Detractors of Helen!

I have come not to prosecute but to praise.

Mortals strain in vain against the stronger.

Smitten or fated, abducted or persuaded,

Helen went to Troy.

Acquit the victim, punish the victimizer.

2. (1-2 pp.)
Select one sentence each
from Lysias and Antiphon which seems to you in some sense periodic, and
the specific features which make it so. (Feel free to draw on the essay
loose and periodic style, but please pick different examples.)