GRW 3102: Survey of Greek Literature, Fall 2018


  • Andrew Wolpert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Classics
  • Email and Office Phone:, 352-273-3702
  • Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday Period 3, Friday Period 5, and by appointment
  • Office: 138 Dauer Hall

Class Meetings

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Period 4 in 138 Dauer Hall

Class Description and Objectives

This course is intended to help students read ancient Greek more confidently and prepare them for advanced study of the language. Students will learn different translation strategies and improve their knowledge of ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary by reading a variety of Attic prose and poetry. Readings include Xenophon’s Hellenica, Antiphon 1, Euripides’ Electra, and Lysias 1. In class, students will go over the required readings and review Greek syntax and morphology.

Required Texts

  • Claxton, Cynthia, ed. Attica: Intermediate Classical Greek. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780300178760.
  • Scodel, Ruth, ed. Lysias: Orations 1, 3. Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr Commentaries, 1986. ISBN: 0929524195.
  • Liddell, H.G., and Robert Scott, eds. An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1945. ISBN: 0199102066.


  • All other readings are available on the course’s Canvas page in e-Learning.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance (10%). Attendance will be taken at class meetings. There will be a 50% deduction for arriving late, leaving early, or being unprepared for class.
  • Three Quizzes (10% each, 30% total): Quiz 1 on September 5, Quiz 2 on October 10, and Quiz 3 on November 16. Students will be asked to identify the morphology and syntax of readings prepared for class. Each quiz is approximately 15 minutes long and will cover material up to the last exam.
  • Three Exams (20% each, 60% total): Exam 1 on September 24, Exam 2 on October 24, and Exam 3 on December 5. Students will be asked to translate two out of three passages prepared for class. Each exam is 50 minutes long and will cover material up to the last exam.

Weekly Assignments

  • Translation of select readings of Attic prose and poetry. Pace will be set according to the difficulty of the passages and ability of the class (click here for a tentative schedule).
  • Review of Greek morphology and syntax.
  • Sight translation.
  • Scholarly literature on readings.

Grading Scale*

A = 93–100%
A- = 90–92%
B+ = 87–89%
B = 83–86%
B- = 80–82%
C+ = 77–79%
C = 73–76%
C- = 70–72%
D+ = 67–69%
D = 63–65%
D- = 60–62%
E < 59%

*Grades are rounded to the nearest whole number (e.g., 89.4% = 89% and 89.5% = 90%)

Course Policies

  • Academic Honesty: UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code. On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: ‘On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment’.” The Honor Code specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions. Furthermore, you are obligated to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor of this class.
  • Students with Disabilities: Please do not hesitate to ask for accommodation for a documented disability. Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office ( The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student, who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation. Please ask the instructor if you would like any assistance in this process.
  • Attendance and Make-up Policy: Requirements for class attendance and make-up exams, assignments, and other work in this course are consistent with university policies:
  • Course Evaluation: Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course by completing online evaluations at Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at

Counseling Resources

Students experiencing either health or personal problems that interfere with their general well-being are encouraged to seek assistance through the university’s health care and counseling centers. Resources are also available on campus for students who wish to explore their career options.