Attic Prose in Translation: Thucydides the Athenian
The course will involve a close reading of the entire work of Thucydides in translation, but key passages will be read and analyzed in the original Greek. The focus will be on the author: an Athenian general who had participated personally in some of the events that he writes about and held strong opinion about his characters. In this way, Thucydides will be understood, not only as a historian, but as a man deeply involved in the politics of Athenian Democracy.
Prerequisite: Intermediate or Advanced Ancient Greek Language