Courses for fall 2014
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY/NEW YORK CITY CLASSICS CONSORTIUM
Classes begin at CUNY on August 28, at NYU on September 2, and at Fordham on Sep. 3.
Prof. Foster, Greek Prose Composition
||Aristotle's Ethics and Politics
||Commentaries and the Classical Tradition
||Greek Drama in Performance
||Greek Prose Composition
|Fordham Lincoln Ctr. Rm. 404
|Fordham Lincoln Ctr.
- This course will develop students' command of the structure and style of classical Greek prose through select readings of ancient literary criticism, formal stylistic analyses of select classical authors and a series of composition exercises of increasing complexity. By becoming familiar with ancient critical norms, applying them to exemplary authors and texts while composing Greek in a variety of styles, students will develop a greater appreciation of Greek prose style and stylistics. The instructor will assess student learning by a systematic review and critique of students' stylistic analyses and written compositions and the oral presentations associated with the submission of their written work.
Prof. Penella, Suetonius
- Select Latin readings in Suetonius's Lives of the Caesars
(as well as in his biographies of Roman grammarians and rhetors). What is not read in Latin will be read in English. The course will focus on the structure and the preoccupations of the Suetonian imperial biography and on the "typology" of first-century emperors. Students will hopefully leave the course with an appreciation of the Lives
both as historical source and as literature. There will be outside readings in the scholarship and short class reports as well as a course paper.