LTGR 104 Prose Authors: Herodotus

MWF 12:30 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.

Cowell 216

J. Lynn

Bust of Herodotus now in the Stoa of Attalos


The only texts you'll need are

which are available at the Literary Gullotine. A variety of other books (translations, texts with commentaries, and secondary sources) have been put on reserve at McHenry.

Class Requirements

Be in class every time, on time, with all assignments prepared. We will have two tests (containing seen and sight passages for translation) and a final exam (on Wednesday, December 8 from 4-7 p.m.) containing seen and sight passages for translation and essay questions. Each student will prepare a 10-page paper; an abstract with bibliography will be due in about the fifth week of the course, a rough draft in the seventh week, and the final draft on the last day of class. Students will be required to participate in a peer-editing process; work on others' drafts will count toward your own final paper grade. Quarter grades will be based on the final paper (20%), tests (25%), final (25%), and class participation and preparedness (30%).

Assignments will also be posted regularly on our assignments page.

Office Hours and Contact Info

Office hours will be Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-1:30 in 230 Cowell, beginning 09/23. The best way to reach me outside of office hours is by email, at

ADA Info

If you qualify for classroom accommodations because of a disability, please get an
Accommodation Authorization from the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and submit it
to me in person outside of class (e.g., office hours) within the first two weeks of the
quarter. Contact the DRC at 459-2089 (voice), 459-4806 (TTY), or for
more information on the requirements and/or process.