Undergraduate Course: Hellenistic Poetry (GREE10012)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this course is to study Hellenistic Poetry by examining the works of the period's three major poets: Callimachus, Apollonius and Theocritus. Particular attention is paid to literary innovations and the interpretive issues that arise from them.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Greek 2A (GREE08007) AND
Greek 2B (GREE08008)
||Other requirements|| Students should have achieved a Pass in Greek 2A and in Greek 2B, with an average of 50% or above in the two courses combined.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Ancient Greek) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses but Elementary or Intermediate Greek courses will not count. Students beyond Intermediate level but with less Greek than the prerequisite should consider taking either Greek 2A/2B.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Literary Essay/Exercises (30%);
one (2-hour) Degree Examination (70%).
Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
Literary Essay/Exercises (30%);
a Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination, to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) (70%).
|No Exam Information
| On successful completion of the course, students will:
- have read one book of Apollonius' Argonautica, the 6 Hymns of Callimachus, selected examples of Callimachus' work in other genres, selected Idylls of Theocritus, and selected epigrams in Greek; and the whole of Apollonius' 'Argonautica' in English;
- have a thorough knowledge of the content of the works read;
- have a good knowledge of the language and style of the three authors;
- have a good understanding of the literary innovations, conventions, and characteristics of Hellenistic Poetry;
- have developed awareness of the interpretive problems raised by hellenistic literary practices and modern critical approaches to those problems;
- have developed skills in close reading of original texts.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Course organiser||Dr Giulia Biffis
Tel: (0131 6)51 1925
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
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