CAG2002 : Special Study in Greek Stage 2

  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susanna Phillippo
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


This module aims:

1. To further develop students' skills in reading, interpreting and analysing original literary texts in classical Greek;
2. To develop students' knowledge and understanding of the nature of specific Greek literary texts, and of problems and issues involved in the study of those texts.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students taking this module will undertake work on two literary texts in the original Greek.

The particular texts will be determined on a yearly basis, taking into account:
• The availability of relevant background teaching in the menu of CAC options taught in that year;
• The availability of staff to supervise a particular option.
There will be a broadly alternating two-year cycle of texts to ensure no overlap between students in Stage 2 and Stage 3.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading681:0068:0045% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching481:0048:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% of guided independent study
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CAG3002Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 3
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Small group teaching:
(i) introduces overall topics, issues and themes involved in the study of the Greek texts/authors concerned;
(ii) take students through translation of the original Greek, encouraging them to look in more detail at key literary and linguistic aspects and techniques.

Students develop skills in tackling these aspects for themselves by
(i) preparing sections of the texts for translation and analysis in each lecture/class;
(ii) responding to questions in class;
(iii) preparing and submitting one assessed assignment on one of the texts studied.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
CAG3002Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 32N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M401 x 2,000 words, literary analysis of one of the texts read in the module.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination assesses students' skills in translating, analysing and interpreting Greek texts in the original, and their adaptability in applying those skills, through translation and commentary questions on passages taken from the set texts.

The submitted work, on either text, assesses students' knowledge and understanding of the text, its place within the field of Greek literature, their awareness of and ability to comment critically on scholarly debate, and their skills in presenting their views and analyses in written form.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.

No alternative assessment is available for this module. All exchange students including Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola are required to complete the normal assessment under all circumstances

Reading Lists


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