GRE302: The Genres of Greek Literature

Key details

Unit typeElective unit
Credit points6
Indicative contact hours3 hours per week
PrerequisitesSee below
Offered inSemester 2
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This unit is based on the advanced study of selected genres of Greek Literature, such as epic poetry, choral lyric, monodic lyric, the novel, and drama. It builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in previous units. It is designed for students who have a solid grasp of Ancient Greek. Comprehension skills continue to be assessed and developed by continuing exercises in unseen translation.

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this unit will enable students to:

a) Demonstrate an ability to translate syntactically complex texts from Greek and vice-versa and understand the problems involved in the ‘translation’ of texts.
b) Demonstrate an understanding of the problems involved in the translation and transmission of texts.
c) Demonstrate an understanding of the relation between language and culture; and between grammar and interpretation.
d) Demonstrate an understanding of Greek prosody and be able to metrically scan and read Greek poetry.
e) Effectively and confidently participate in group work and practical exercises in tutorials and to contribute with clarity and coherence.

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