Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: MTuW 10-11

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Over the course of the semester you will develop your ability to read continuous Greek prose clearly and cogently, and to understand Herodotus' work in the context of the development of the genre of history and the events that shaped his world. The course requirements are designed to help you sharpen these skills. You will take a series of quizzes, one midterm and one final exam: the biweekly quizzes will focus your attention on grammar, syntax and vocabulary review, the midterms will cover this material and the passages read, and the final exam will be comprehensive.
Class participation includes preparation of readings and assignments, and participation in readings, translations and discussions in the classroom. Obviously, if you do not attend class you can not participate. You may take 2 absences from the classroom during the semester without penalty. After two absences, each absence will result in a lowering of the class participation component of 20% by one full grade. Come to class.
All quizzes and exams will have set deadlines. These deadlines will be announced in advance and are non-negotiable; any that you miss will earn a grade of "F."
Participation 20% Daily
Quizzes 20% 9/25, 10/11, 11/6, 12/6
Midterm exams 40% 10/23, 11/20
Final exam 20% 12/20, 6-9pm