Ireland and the Ancient World

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland and the Ancient World

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Classics, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this course we will examine the reception, interpretation and transmission of Latin texts in contemporary Ireland. We will begin by taking a general look at reception theory, and then go back to the beginnings of Classical reception by exploring how the Romans appropriated the works of their Greek predecessors and refashioned them to create their own original works. After a brief examination of the history of Classical reception in Ireland from the Middle Ages to the present day, we will look at selected passages from Virgil, Horace and Ovid, and see how they have been received and refigured, through translation, imitation or allusion, by a number of modern and contemporary Irish poets.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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