By approaching the texts of Thucydides, successful students will learn techniques of reading Greek prose literature with subtlety and precision.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method with specific reference to the text of Thucydides.
Successful students will understand the place of Thucydides in the literary history of Classical antiquity and locate his work in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Thucydides through close reading in the original language and express this in examinations and essays.