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CG311 Greek Oratory:
Murder, Bravado, Persuasion
TuTh 12.40-2.00

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: W 9.00 Th 8.30 F 10.30


Overview
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Web Resources
Classics Department
Skidmore College

PERSEUS (WEB):
The premier site for classical Greece is Perseus, a database of linguistic, literary, historical and archaeological materials. Perseus should become as essential a tool for you as your printed books, since it provides extensive literary and visual evidence for ancient Greece and, in particular, lexicographic support for your three texts.

In addition, Perseus has useful biographies and bibliographies on

 
PERSEUS (LOCAL):
The Department of Classics also has mounted on a local server the full CD-ROM version of Perseus, containing more images and avoiding the vagaries of the web. For instructions on how to create a shortcut to the server, go to the College server's "Network Neighborhood," then \\cits6\library\cdrom\perseus\experts.txt. For those of you conducting research, you will want to utilize the Classics Department's Research webpages, which provide links to other Classics-based databases, gateways and on-line journals.
 

BIBLIOGRAPHIC MATERIALS ON RESERVE:
Books or monographs, book chapters and articles have been placed on open reserve in the Gallant Reading Room of Scribner Library (1st floor) for the research component of this course.

 

RHETORICAL TERMS:
Use the Kentucky website for definitions of specific rhetorical devices; the examples often link to the Perseus database. The Vanguard & Kentucky database provides more detailed analysis of terms, and is searchable. We will examine the materials from Prof. Hardy Hansen's CUNY Greek710 course on rhetoric and prose style throughout the semester, paying particular attention to ancient criticism of our three authors (summarized and supplemented in the "style scoresheet").

 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES: