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Plato, Aristotle, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Demetrius, Plutarch, Philostratus, Longinus are some of the authors we will read and discuss in this seminar. The main questions we will explore are : How do these authors talk about aesthetic judgments in the realm of art, performance, and literature? Is there a concept of taste in Greek antiquity? The vocabulary of judgment about visual and verbal artifacts. Does visual perception affect aural perception ? Sociological and political parameters in aesthetic judgment.
Euclid and Archimedes. Reading texts from Greek science. The relationship between form and meaning in the presentation of scientific information, introduction to Greek Paleography. Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade. May be repeated for credit.
(First-year graduate students register for 275A,B.) Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and continues through Spring Quarter. Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade. Prerequisite for undergraduates: three years of Greek.
(First-year graduate students register for 275A,B.) Intensive review of Latin syntax. Begins Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter Quarter. See CLASSGEN 205A,B for supplemental courses. Classics majors and minors must take course for letter grade. Prerequisite for undergraduates: three years of Latin.
Political philosophy in classical antiquity, focusing on canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero. Historical background. Topics include: political obligation, citizenship, and leadership; origins and development of democracy; and law, civic strife, and constitutional change.