Greek

The courses below are offered through the Department of Classics.

Departmental Chair: James Zetzel, 611 Hamilton
212-854-5682
zetzel@columbia.edu

Departmental Adviser: Elizabeth Scharffenberger, 617 Hamilton
212-854-7822
es136@columbia.edu

Departmental Administrator: Gerry Visco, 617 Hamilton
212-854-7821
gwv1@columbia.edu

Departmental Office: 617 Hamilton
212-854-3902
classics@columbia.edu
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-6 PM

Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/classics

Hellenic Studies Program
hg2252@columbia.edu

Co-Directors: Professor Karen Van Dyck and Professor Stathis Gourgouris, 606 Hamilton
212-851-0297
vandyck@columbia.edu

Fall 2014

Classics

Greek

Credit Courses

  • GREK V1101x. Elementary Greek I. 4 pts.

    For students who have never studied Greek. An intensive study of grammar with reading and writing of simple Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK V1101 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1101
    65467
    001
    MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    E. Rudoni 5 [ More Info ]
    GREK
    1101
    24276
    002
    TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    S. Oppen 15 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1121x and y. Intensive Elementary Greek. 4 pts.

    Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term. Prepares the student to enter second-year Greek (GREK V1201 or V1202).

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK V1121 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1121
    74226
    001
    MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    C. Charles 9 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1201x. Intermediate Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-1102 or the equivalent.

    Selections form Attic prose.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK V1201 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1201
    08819
    001
    MW 6:10p - 8:00p
    306 MILBANK HALL
    N. Worman 18 / 25 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V1202x. Intermediate Greek II: Homer. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101-V1102 or GREK V1121 or the equivalent.

    Detailed grammatical and literary study of several books of the Iliad and introduction to the techniques or oral poetry, to the Homeric hexameter, and to the historical background of Homer.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK V1202 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1202
    12196
    001
    TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    D. Steiner 4 [ More Info ]
  • GREK V3015x. Philo of Alexandria: Historical Essays and the Contemplative Life.

    We will read in the original language selections from three treatises -- In Flaccum, Legatio ad Gaium, and De Vita Contemplativa -- of Philo of Alexandria; aside from their importance as Imperial Greek texts, these essays provide essential and very rare evidence for the environment (early Imperial Alexandria) and thought of their author.

  • GREK V3309x. Selections fr. Greek Lit: Euripides. 3 pts.

    Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK V3309 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    3309
    02073
    001
    TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
    501 MILBANK HALL
    H. Foley 7 [ More Info ]
  • Open only to students enrolled in the post-baccalaureate certificate program in Classics.

    GREK W3980x. The Post-Baccalaureate Seminar. 3 pts.

    This seminar aims to provide students in the post-baccalaureate certificate program with opportunities 1) to (re-)familiarize themselves with a selection of major texts from classical antiquity, which will be read in English, 2) to become acquainted with scholarship on these texts and with scholarly writing in general, 3) to write analytically about these texts and the interpretations posed about them in contemporary scholarship, and 4) to read in the original language selected passages of one of the texts in small tutorial groups, which will meet every week for an additional hour with members of the faculty.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK W3980 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    3980
    27499
    001
    F 2:10p - 4:00p
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    E. Scharffenberger 2 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4009x. Presocratics & Sophists. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1201 and V1202 or their equivalent.

    Since the content of the course changes from year to year, it may be taken in consecutive years.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK W4009 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4009
    28477
    001
    TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Folch 5 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4105x. History of Greek Literature I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: at least two terms of Greek at the 3000 level or higher.

    Readings in Greek literature from Homer to the 4th century B.C.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GREK W4105 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4105
    23384
    001
    TuTh 2:10p - 4:00p
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    D. Steiner 8 [ More Info ]
  • GREK G4140x (Section 001). Greek Stylistics. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK W4139.

    The study of the development of Greek prose style through practice in composition.

    Spring 2015

    Classics

    Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GREK V1102y. Elementary Greek II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1101 or the equivalent, or the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

    Continuation of grammar study begun in GREK V1101; selections from Attic prose.

  • GREK V1121x and y. Intensive Elementary Greek. 4 pts.

    Covers all of Greek grammar and syntax in one term. Prepares the student to enter second-year Greek (GREK V1201 or V1202).

  • GREK V3310y. Selections from Greek Literature II: Greek Orators. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent.

    Since the content of this course changes from year to year, it may be repeated for credit. Topic for 2006-2007: Aristophanes.

  • GREK W4010y. Selections from Greek Literature: Greek Lyric. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: GREK V1201-V1202 or the equivalent.

    Since the content of this course changes each year, it may be repeated for credit.

  • GREK W4106y. History of Greek Literature II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: at least two terms of Greek at the 3000 level or higher.

    Greek literature of the 4th century B.C. and of the Hellenistic and Imperial Ages.

  • GREK W4139y. Elements of Prose Style. 3 pts.

    Prerequisites: at least four terms of Greek, or the equivalent.

    An intensive review of Greek syntax with translation of English sentences and paragraphs into Attic Greek.

    Fall 2014

    Classics

    Modern Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GRKM V1101x. Elementary Modern Greek I. 4 pts.

    This is the first semester of a year-long course designed for students wishing to learn Greek as it is written and spoken in Greece today. As well as learning the skills necessary to read texts of moderate difficulty and converse on a wide range of topics, students explore Modern Greece's cultural landscape from "parea" to poetry to politics. Special attention will be paid to Greek New York. How do "our", "American", "Greek-American" definitions of language and culture differ from "their", "Greek" ones?

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GRKM V1101 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1101
    24240
    001
    TuTh 9:00a - 10:50a
    613 HAMILTON HALL
    F 10:00a - 10:50a
    613 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Hadjipolycarpou 9 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM V1201x. Intermediate Modern Greek I. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1101-V1102 or the equivalent.
    Corequisites: students are also required to take the conversation class, GRKM W1211.

    This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the basic grammar and syntax of modern Greek language and can communicate at an elementary level. Using films, newspapers, and popular songs, students engage the finer points of Greek grammar and syntax and enrich their vocabulary. Emphasis is given to writing, whether in the form of film and book reviews or essays on particular topics taken from a selection of second year textbooks.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GRKM V1201 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1201
    25430
    001
    TuTh 12:10p - 2:00p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Hadjipolycarpou 4 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM W1211x. Intermediate Modern Greek Conversation. 1 pt.

    For students in GRKM V1201, but also open to students not enrolled in GRKM V1201, who wish to improve their spoken Modern Greek. For more information, contact Prof. Vangelis Calotychos at ec2268@columbia.edu.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Fall 2014 :: GRKM W1211 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1211
    76197
    001
    F 11:00a - 11:50a
    301 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Hadjipolycarpou 6 [ More Info ]

    Spring 2015

    Classics

    Modern Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GRKM V1102y. Elementary Modern Greek. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1101 or the equivalent.

    Continuation of GRKM V1101. Introduction to modern Greek language and culture. Emphasis on speaking, writing, basic grammar, syntax, and cross-cultural analysis.

  • GRKM V1202y. Intermediate Modern Greek II. 4 pts.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1201 or the equivalent.

    Continuation of GRKM V1201. Students complete their knowledge of the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax while continuing to enrich their vocabulary.

  • GRKM V3306y. The Making of Modern Greek Poetry. 3-4 pts. This course is given with a 1-point bilingual option (1 hr. per week) for those students who have the skills to discuss the material in Greek.

    Prerequisites: GRKM V1201 or the equivalent.

    In this course, we read back and forth through Greek literary history from the 1980s to the 1930s, 1920s, 1880s and 1820s, mapping contemporary critical concerns and contemporary literary works onto earlier works, as well as examining how previous generations of writers influence contemporary writers. We will focus on questions of women's writing, gender and sexuality, as well as how translation conceals and reveals these questions. Texts include works by Anghelaki-Rooke, Cavafy, Dimoula, Elytes, Laina, Mastoraki, Ritsos, Sachtouris, Seferis, Sikelianos and Solomos. This method of reading back and forth not only highlights what is linguistically familiar about contemporary writing and more foreign about earlier writing, but makes questions of canon formation and literature as a national institution integral to the process of studying Modern Greek poetry. Students will create portfolios of their own translations of the poems we read and discuss them with poets and translators over the course of the semester. No knowledge of Greek is necessary, although an extra-credit tutorial will be offered for Greek speakers wishing to read the poetry in the original. Class discussion and texts will be in English. Works also available in Greek for those students wishing to read in Greek. Assignments may be completed in English or Greek.

  • The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.