Greek Language Courses
GREK 1010/1020 is the first year sequence. Students acquire a fundamental understanding of Greek grammar and syntax from the Classical period, the 5th/4th centuries B. C. We study this first because it allows the greatest flexibility. Having acquired facility with the grammar of this period, students can go back to Homer, or forward to the New Testament with ease.
GREK 2010 is the first reading course and is always a prose author such as Xenophon, Herodotus, or Lysias.
GREK 2020 is always selections from Homer’s Iliad.
The remaining courses are all upper division and focus on a particular genre. Within that genre, we read selections or full works from various authors. In the spring of 2011, for example, we will be reading Plato's Apology, the speech that Socrates gave in his defense at his trial in 399 B. C. In these courses, students translate passages from Greek to English, we discuss any difficulties or points of interest, and students present oral reports on particular aspects of the text.
GREK 3510 Greek Historians
GREK 3520 Koine Greek
GREK 3610 Greek Drama
GREK 3620 Greek Philosophers
GREK 3710 Greek Lyric Poetry
GREK 3720 Greek Epic Poetry
GREK 3810 Greek Rhetoric
GREK 3910 Hellenistic Prose
GREK 4210 Greek Prose Composition
GREK 4900 Independent Study
LATN 1010/1020 is the introductory sequence. Students acquire the fundamentals of Latin grammar and syntax from the Classical period of the 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. Most of the authors we will read, including such writers as Ceasar, Cicero, Vergil, and Ovid, wrote during this period.
LATN 2010 is the first reading course in Latin and it is always a prose author such as Caesar or the Res Gestae of Augustus.
LATN 2020 is always selections from Vergil’s Aeneid.
The remaining courses are all upper division. They are genre courses, and within these we read certain writers. In the fall of 2010, for example, we offered the Latin Letters course in which we read selections from the letters of Cicero and Pliny as well as various other letters.
In these courses, students translate passages of Latin into English, we discuss various points of interest in the text, resolve any difficulties that may exist, and students present oral reports on particular aspects of the text.
LATN 3510 Latin Historians
LATN 3610 Latin Drama
LATN 3620 Latin Letters
LATN 3710 Latin Lyric Poetry
LATN 3720 Later Latin Epic
LATN 3810 Latin Rhetoric
LATN 4210 Latin Prose Composition
LATN 4300 The Roman Novel
LATN 4310 Medieval Latin
LATN 4410 Latin Satire
LATN 4900 Independent Study
Courses in Classical Civilization
The following courses are taught with English translations of Classical literature and thus do not require any knowledge of ancient languages. In Greek civilization, for example, in addition to selections from other writers, students read the Iliad, the Oresteia of Aeschylus, extracts from Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Plato's Apology, and a play by Aristophanes.
These courses are open to anyone in the university. You do NOT need to be a major to take any of these classes. Greek mythology is offered every term, and the Greek civilization and Roman civilization courses are offered more frequently than the others. The catalogue descriptions of these courses may be found at: https://apbrss5.apsu.edu/prod/bwckctlg.p_disp_dyn_ctlg
CLAS 3210 Greek Literature in Translation
CLAS 3220 Latin Literature in Translation
CLAS 3240 The Classical Tradition in English Poetry
CLAS 3310 Greek Mythology
CLAS 3400 Greek Art and Archaeology
CLAS 3410 Greek Religion
CLAS 3420 Roman Art and Archaeology
CLAS 3430 Roman Religion
CLAS 3610 Greek Civilization
CLAS 3620 Roman Civilization
CLAS 3510 Sport in the Ancient World
CLAS 3520 Women in Antiquity
CLAS 4900 Topics
In addition to these courses the following ancillary courses are taught by other departments.
HIST 3300 History of Ancient Greece
HIST 3310 History of Ancient Rome
HIST 3315 History of Late Antiquity
HIST 3320 History of the Middle Ages after 700
HIST 3480 History of the Early Middle Ages
LING 4030 Introduction to Historical Linguistics
LING 4040 How Language Works
LING 4600 Special Topics in Linguistics (sometimes investigates topics in Indo-European)
PHIL 3100 Ancient Philosophy
In addition to these, certain courses in the Geosciences department, Computer science, Biology, and Chemistry may be helpful for Classics majors depending on the student's area of interest.