Advanced Greek Literature A

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Greek Literature A

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Ancient Greek

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GREE 216

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Literary and/or historical texts for translation, comment on subject matter, language and literary setting. 50% internal assessment, 50% examination.

    Course learning objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. read advanced Greek texts with considerable fluency.
    2. comment critically on the use of language by the authors studied.
    3. be aware of the general nature of genre-specific texts (here: dialogue and epic poetry).
    4. be aware of major scholarly topics associated with these authors.
    5. comment on matters (here: historical, philosophical, and rhetorical, as well as issues in
    Homeric epic poetry) discussed in the texts.

    Class Presentation 10%
    Commentary on Coherent Section of the text of Iliad Book XXIV 20%
    Essay on Hiero, attribured on Xenophon 1500-2000 words 20%
    Final Examination, 3 hours 50%

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