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Module

CAC1014 : Tragedy, Comedy, History: The World of Greek Literature

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Susanna Phillippo
  • Lecturer: Dr Athanassios Vergados, Dr Claire Stocks
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims of this module are:
1.To introduce students to the literary culture of Ancient Greece.
2. To train students in essential skills of literary analysis, and develop flexibility in the application of these skills to the details of a range of texts.
3. To introduce students to certain key issues of Ancient Greek society which are reflected in Greek literature.
4. To equip students to understand some of the connections between Greek literature and its social context.

Outline Of Syllabus

Around three representative works of Greek literature will be studied in detail, e.g. 5th C tragedy, 5th C comedy, 5th C prose history.
All texts are studied in translation. No previous knowledge of the Ancient World is required.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable