Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920 Page: 50 of 84
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48 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
1i. Department of Anrient ang uagrfi
115. This is a college course for beginners. We make the work
as thorough as possible and the work will be confined to the rudinments
of the language.
Text, White, First Greek Book.
125. This is a continuation of the first course. A large volume
of work will be done.
135. Xenophon's Anabasis.
This is a continuation of courses 115 and 125. Xenophon's Anabasis
is studied through the first book. Goodwin's Greek Grammar
is used for reference and for review of forms. Syntax has more emphasis.
Facility in reading is cultivated, but sight-reading is not
undertaken. Both literal and smooth translations are required. From
the smooth translations the student makes re-translations into good
Greek. Comments are given on the historical situation involved.
This course is a continuation of Greek 135. More than two books
of the Anabasis will be covered. At first a close study of forms
is made. Goodwin, Greek Grammar is reviewed closely. Composition
in Greek is given to meet the needs of the class. Rapid reading
closes the term.
A two-hour course is offered in the Odyssey. Books I and II or
this amount of reading from other books will be read. The needs of
the class will determine the emphasis. Grammar and composition are
included. This course may be taken with Greek 213.
233. Greek Literature.
This is a course open to all college students, regardless of their
knowledge of the language. It is a reading of English translations
of the best selections from Greek classics. It will cover the entire
age of Greek Literature and will touch the best works in the several
fields, prose and poetry, epic, lyric, drama, tragedy, comedy. While
this does not take the place of studies in the originals, it will give a
passing acquaintance with the masters of Greek thought and literature
and will help much in literary appreciation in English or other
tongues. Written reports are required.
Plato's Apology and Crito. Grammatical equipment is brought to
bear in reading and interpretation. Word study. Greek philosophy
studied by lecture and reference. Individuality of the student is developed.
Some attention to emphasis and style.
Demosthenes' On the Crown. This selection is made to follow
Greek 222. It is parallel with Greek 313. Appreciation of this masterpiece
of Greek oratory is sought. Style is prominent. The historical
situation is cleared up by lecture.
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