Greek Historiography: Thucydides (Intermediate-Advanced Greek Reading)
Mon. 7pm Eastern (day change)
Course Description: In this course we will read from the Histories of Thucydides (c. 460 - c. 400). We will focus on the style, structure, and other literary and rhetorical features of historiography. In session we’ll read the Greek carefully and discuss anything of interest to the group. This course is an opportunity to sample from one of the most distinctive Greek stylists. We will start this term at the beginning of the work.
Part of an on-going series reading from Greek historians.
Level: Intermediate-Advanced. The instructor aims to help students improve their fluency in reading Greek as Greek, and their ability to perceive the structures and art of Greek prose.
Textbook: Instructor will supply materials
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
David Hewett is Paideia’s Outreach Manager for Classical Tours, as well as instructor in Telepaideia. He has an M.A. in Classics (2009) from the University of Virginia and began a dissertation there on Seneca’s Epistulae Morales, before starting his position at Paideia. He has been a Regular Member of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens (2011-12), a student at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (Spring 2005), and holds a B.A. in Classical Studies from Dickinson College (2006). In addition to this formal education, he studied with Reginald Foster in Rome (2006-07). He lives in Frederick, Maryland.
His teaching currently focuses on Greek and Latin historiography