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John D. Dillery

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Classics
Office location and address
B011 Cocke Hall
20 South Lawn
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

I was an undergraduate at Oberlin College, earning my AB in Ancient Greek in 1983. I received my MA (1987) and PhD (1989) from the University of Michigan.

 

GREE 1010: Elementary Greek
Credits: 4
Attic Greek: beginning grammar, composition, and selected readings. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 1020: Elementary Greek
Credits: 4
Attic Greek: beginning grammar, composition, and selected readings. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 2010: Intermediate Greek I
Credits: 3
Xenophon and Plato. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/. Prerequisite: GREE 1010-1020.
CLAS 2010: Greek Civilization
Credits: 3
Studies Greek history, literature, and art. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
CLAS 2040: Greek Mythology
Credits: 3
Introduces major themes of Greek mythological thought; surveys myths about the olympic pantheon and the legends of the heroes. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 2230: The New Testament I
Credits: 3
Introduces New Testament Greek; selections from the Gospels. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/. Prerequisite: GREE 1010, 1020.
GREE 3020: Advanced Reading in Greek
Credits: 3
Readings in Greek from Homer's Iliad. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/. Prerequisite: GREE 3010 or 3030.
CLAS 3120: Age of Alexander
Credits: 3
Studies the times, person, accomplishments of Alexander the Great (356-323 b.c.), the literature, art, and architecture of the period, and the influence of Alexander on the development of Greek and Western culture. Readings from Plutarch, Arrian, Demosthenes, and poets and philosophers of the early Hellenistic period. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
LATI 3170: Caesar
Credits: 3
The course examines the major works of Julius Caesar in Latin.
GREE 5160: Herodotus
Credits: 3
Readings in the Histories. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 5180: Thucydides
Credits: 3
Selections from the History of the Peloponnesian War, emphasizing the development of Greek historical prose style and the historical monograph. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 5559: New Course in Greek
Credits: 1–4
New course in Greek. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Independent Study in Greek. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.
GREE 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.