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CL205 INTERM. GREEK:
HERODOTUS' HISTORIES


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


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The most valuable electronic resource for this course is Perseus, a database of linguistic, literary, historical and archaeological materials related to the study of ancient Greece. You will use Perseus extensively in this course, not only as a means of exploring the cultural setting of Herodotus and his subject matter, but as well to strengthen your linguistic skills. All of Herodotus' text is available in English and Greek on-line via both the web and CD-ROMs on Skidmore's server, and each word in the text is parsed and linked to an electronic Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. You should use these tools as you prepare the text for each class meeting, for they will allow you to eliminate any confusion you might have about the form and meaning of each vocabulary word.
 
We will look at a few samples of scholarship during the semester, selected from a broad range of articles and book chapters and focused on the passages we will read and the issues under discussion. Each student will read and present to the class one such piece of scholarship.