By approaching the texts of the Attic orators, successful students will learn techniques of reading Greek oratory with subtlety and precision.
Successful students will understand and apply principles and practice of critical method in all its complexity, with specific reference to the texts of Attic oratory.
Successful students will understand the place of Classical Greek oratory in the literary history of Classical antiquity and locate it in the larger context of political and cultural history.
Close Reading in Original Language
Successful students will intelligently evaluate texts of Attic oratory through close reading in the original language and express this is examinations and essays.