2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Greek - Ancient (GR)

Classics

338 Millard Fillmore Academic Core, Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026
Ph: 716-645-0466
F: 716-645-2225
W: www.classics.buffalo.edu
Brad Ault
Chair
David Teegarden
Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Learning Environment

The department of Classics offers lecture courses on the archaeology, culture, history, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, and smaller language classes (in Latin and ancient Greek) that emphasize participation. Majors must complete a capstone class that draws upon all of the conceptual and analytical skills that they acquired while a major.

About Our Facilities

The department of Classics is housed in the Millard Fillmore Academic Center. Classics courses are held in the department's seminar room and in classrooms located both in MFAC and on the Academic Spine of the North Campus. Instructors in lecture classes use technology to make the ancient Mediterranean world more concrete and vivid.

About Our Faculty

Rated nineteenth in the country in a recent survey of classics departments, the UB Department of Classics faculty regularly devotes some or all of their time to undergraduate teaching. Among them is the holder of the Andrew V.V. Raymond Professorship in Classics and past winners of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Members of the faculty have also held the office of President in both the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America, the two primary professional organizations for classicists in North America. The department also serves as home to the journal Arethusa, an internationally recognized periodical devoted to the publication of scholarship in classical studies. Other editorial affiliations by members of the faculty have included positions with American Journal of Archaeology and Classical World. The department allows advanced graduate students to teach select classes.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the Classics department website for additional information about our faculty.

GR Courses


  • GR 101LEC Ancient Greek Language and Culture I
    Lecture

    Introduces ancient Greek, studying the essential grammar and readings in a variety of simple texts. Also deals with the Greeks' linguistic and historical background, and the cultural milieu in which the great literary and philosophical works were created. Same as RSP 110, RSP 120.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • GR 102LEC Ancient Greek Language and Culture II
    Lecture

    Introduces ancient Greek, studying the essential grammar and readings in a variety of simple texts. Also deals with the Greeks' linguistic and historical background, and the cultural milieu in which the great literary and philosophical works were created. Same as RSP 110, RSP 120.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: GR 101
  • GR 105LEC New Testament Greek 1
    Lecture

    Introduces Ancient Greek, focusing on essential grammar and readings using a variety of simple early Christian texts. Also deals with Greek?s linguistic and historical background and the cultural milieu in which the New Testament documents were created. Prepares the student for additional work in Ancient Greek. Same as RSP 105.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 106LEC New Testament Greek II
    Lecture

    Continues the introduction of Ancient Greek, focusing on essential grammar and readings using a variety of simple early Christian texts. Also deals with Greek?s linguistic and historical background and the cultural milieu in which the New Testament documents were created. Prepares the student for additional work in Ancient Greek. Same as RSP 106.

    Credits: 5
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • GR 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • GR 201LEC Ancient Greek Language and Culture III
    Lecture

    Advanced work in grammar and composition together with readings from prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the diversity and appeal of Greek literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • GR 202LEC Ancient Greek Language and Culture IV
    Lecture

    Advanced work in grammar and composition together with readings from prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the diversity and appeal of Greek literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
    Prerequisites: GR 201
  • GR 301LEC Homer and the Greek Epic
    Lecture

    Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • GR 302LEC Herodotus and Selections From Greek Poetry
    Lecture

    Selections from Herodotus' Histories, and representative Greek poets, such as Sappho, Alcman, and Pindar. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • GR 401LEC Thucydides
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Selections from Thucydides' Peloponnesian War.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 402LEC Plato
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Selections from Plato's dialogues, such as Apology, Crito, Republic, Phaedrus.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 403LEC Greek Drama
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Readings from the great Athenian dramatists, including Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 404LEC Greek Oratory
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Slander, murder, and innuendo - great political speeches and courtroom dramas from the ancient world. Selections from Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, etc.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 407LEC Greek Prose
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Selections could include Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides, oratory, the Greek novel, the New Testament.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 426LEC Lyric Poetry
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Greece's great lyric poets, including Sappho, Bacchylides, Alcman, Pindar, selections from Greek Anthology.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • GR 444LEC Reading Greek Literature
    Lecture

    For advanced undergraduates. Topic varies from semester to semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Classics

338 Millard Fillmore Academic Core, Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026
Ph: 716-645-0466
F: 716-645-2225
W: www.classics.buffalo.edu
Brad Ault
Chair
David Teegarden
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: May 25, 2018 08:14:33 AM