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Readings in Hellenistic Jewish Literature
This course will help students to develop facility with Greek prose (and some poetry) of the Hellenistic and early Roman periods through rapid reading of a variety of literature relevant to the study of Judaism of the Second Temple period.
Intermediate Greek or equivalent
Regular attendance, preparation of required readings, brief reports on the texts to be read.
Grading will be based (a) on a final exam (80%), which will consist of an unseen translation from a work of difficulty comparable to the readings of the course and (b) on regular participation in the course (20%). Honors grades will be given to translations that exhibit a thorough command of relevant Greek grammar and vocabulary and felicity of expression. High Pass grades will be given to translations that exhibit a thorough command of relevant Greek grammar and vocabulary.