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 2 [ More Info ]
    GREK
    1101
    24276
    002
    TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    S. Oppen 6 [ 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 5 [ 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
    TBA
    N. Worman 13 / 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
    TBA
    D. Steiner 3 [ 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
    TBA
    H. Foley 8 [ 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 1 [ 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 4 [ 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 5 [ More Info ]

    Spring 2014

    Classics

    Greek

    Credit Courses

  • GREK V1102y. Elementary Greek II. 4 pts.

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

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

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GREK V1102 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1102
    22607
    001
    MW 6:10p - 8:00p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    U. Poole 7 / 18 [ More Info ]
    GREK
    1102
    63256
    002
    MW 6:10p - 8:00p
    318 HAMILTON HALL
    C. Charles 13 / 18 [ 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).

  • 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
    Spring 2014 :: GREK V1201 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1201
    60624
    001
    MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
    207 MILBANK HALL
    C. Charles 5 / 18 [ 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
    Spring 2014 :: GREK V1202 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    1202
    77193
    001
    MWF 11:40a - 12:55p
    315 HAMILTON HALL
    M. Fantuzzi 6 [ More Info ]
  • 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

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GREK V3310 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    3310
    09944
    001
    MW 2:40p - 3:55p
    237 MILBANK HALL
    N. Worman 11 [ More Info ]
  • GREK W4010y (Section 01). 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.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GREK W4010 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4010
    91796
    001
    TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
    607 HAMILTON HALL
    D. Steiner 8 [ More Info ]
  • 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.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GREK W4106 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4106
    72967
    001
    MW 11:00a - 12:50p
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    M. Folch 7 [ More Info ]
  • 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.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GREK W4139 :: Credit Sections
    GREK
    4139
    67901
    001
    TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
    613 HAMILTON HALL
    E. Scharffenberger 13 [ More Info ]

    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
    Instructor To Be Announced 2 [ 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
    Instructor To Be Announced 3 [ 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
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    Instructor To Be Announced 4 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM W4300x (Section 01). Worlding Cavafy: Desire & Media. 4 pts.

    C. P. Cavafy, a poet of the Greek Diaspora in Alexandria, had a profound influence on writers such as E.M. Forster, Marguerite Yourcenar, and James Merrill as well as artists such David Hockney and Duane Michaels. By examining Cavafy's work in all its permutations (as criticism, translation, adaptation), this course introduces students to a wide range of critical approaches used in Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, and Translation Studies. The Cavafy case becomes an experimental ground for different kinds of critical methods, those that engage social-historical issues such as sexuality, diaspora, postcoloniality as well as linguistic issues such as multilingualism, translation and media. How does this poet "at a slight angle to the universe" challenge contemporary theories of gender and literature as national institution? How can studying a canonical author open up our theories and practices of translation? To what extent are translations and adaptations hermeneutic acts? What do they tell us about the receiving culture as well as the source culture? What will our own translation project be? Though this course presupposes no knowledge of Greek, students wanting to read Cavafy in the original are encouraged to take the 1-credit directed reading tutorial offered simultaneously.

    Spring 2014

    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.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GRKM V1102 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1102
    75326
    001
    TuTh 9:00a - 10:50a
    617B HAMILTON HALL
    F 10:00a - 10:50a
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    K. Van Dyck 4 / 20 [ More Info ]
  • 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.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GRKM V1202 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    1202
    69154
    001
    TuTh 11:00a - 12:50p
    616 HAMILTON HALL
    T. Lee 5 / 20 [ More Info ]
  • GRKM V3135y. Topics Through Greek Film. 3 pts.

    This course addresses a wide range of fields from film theory and aesthetics to cultural studies and history, exploring questions of film style, transnational and cosmopolitan filmmaking practices, national industries and audience reception. We will begin by discussing recent debates in film studies about transnational and peripheral cinemas before proceeding to the case of films that are either produced in Greece or are about Greece. We will read films in terms of their narrative style, locate them in their wider socio-political and economic contexts of production and reception, and suggest other case studies based on your own background and interests. Films have English subtitles. There will be an optional 1-credit bilingual section for those students able to read and discuss materials in Greek.

    Course
    Number
    Call Number/
    Section
    Days & Times/
    Location
    Instructor Enrollment
    Spring 2014 :: GRKM V3135 :: Credit Sections
    GRKM
    3135
    61210
    001
    Tu 7:30p - 9:30p
    613 HAMILTON HALL
    E. Basea 6 [ More Info ]
  • The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.