Greek 331, Fall 2010
email: wareht, phone: 388-6743
F10 office hours: M 3:30-4:30, W 2:30-3:30, and by appt. (Hum. 214A)
I am usually in my office, so please drop by anytime! You can also email me to make an appointment, which can usually be arranged on short notice. Do come by or email me as often as you like to ask questions about the readings or to run your ideas by me!
Attempt a grammatical and literary explanation of everything in each day's assignment before coming to class. Come each day ready to share your understanding and interpretation of Herodotus, to ask specific questions about what you have not understood, and to pursue broader and deeper questions raised by the narrative!
| Quizzes (announced and unannounced) and other written assignments
Daily preparation, participation, presentations
| Final exam|
covering grammar and translation for readings marked [F]
otherwise covering materials and ideas from the whole course
Faithful and punctual attendance and completion of all assignments (including careful and timely reading of the assigned texts) are the minimal requirements for passing this course. Any arrangements for absences or missed work must be agreed to in advance and should not be expected without a compelling reason beyond your control.
Revised register of Herodotus readings
|Alpheios Basic Libraries + Greek Tools|
+ Greek text in searchable whole books (Wikisource or Bibl. Aug.)
|Lexicon and morphological identification via Perseus 4.0|
|Large lexicon via Harvard (Beta Code)
|Perseus vocab lists: the 48 words that make up 50% of Herodotus, the 390 words that make up 75%||out of 8,622 words used by Herodotus!|
|Powell's Lexicon to Herodotus (page scans)|
|How and Wells' Commentary on Herodotus (searchable, via Perseus)|
|Research: L'Année philologique, Schaffer catalog, online journals|
|complete guide to online Classics resources|
Academic Honor Code. All work submitted for this course must be your own; assume that any idea of another person must always be cited clearly and specifically. (This is just as true of loosely repeated ideas as of quoted ideas. And an "idea" is anything that contributes to the quality of your work: for example, not just literary analysis, but also the selection of which passages are discussed.) You may discuss the readings with your classmates but must not collaborate on any individual written assignment. If you ever have any question about proper citation or the propriety of collaboration, please consult with me. The penalty for using ideas that are not your own, in any assignment, without proper attribution, will be, at least, a failing grade in the course. Violations could also result in expulsion from college or a record of dishonesty that would exclude you from professional school. The Academic Honor Code also requires your refusal to tolerate dishonesty in quizzes and exams (copying, using any aids, or communicating). A full statement of Union's Academic Honor Code may be found in the Student Handbook (see pp. 120-124). See also Union's statement on plagiarism.
Disabilities. It is Union College policy to make accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you have any disability or special concern, please let me know what your needs are in order that they may be accommodated. All discussions will remain confidential to the extent permissible by law. Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations must also: (1) register with and provide documentation to the Dean of Students Office; (2) bring a letter to the instructor from the Dean of Students Office indicating what academic accommodations you require. This must be done within the first two weeks of the term. For more information about services available to Union College students with disabilities, please contact the Dean of Students Office: Shelly Shinebarger, Director of Student Support Services, Dean of Students Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, (518) 388-6116.