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GRKA3603 - Greek Oratory and Historiography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,310
International Fee: $2,670
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Classics
Offered session(s): 1
Corequisites: GRKA3600 or equivalent
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alastair Blanshard and Dr Julia Kindt

Classes: three 1 hour seminars per week

Assessment: one 2000 word essay and 2 hour exam

The histories of Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon and the speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, Aeschines, Lycurgus, and Demades are our primary sources for the political and social history of Athens and Greece in the fifth and fourth centuries BC. This unit offers a close reading of historical and rhetorical texts in the original Greek and a detailed analysis of the rhetorical and ideological construction of truth in Classical Athens.
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