Undergraduate Course: Lyric (GREE10003)
|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||Detailed study of representative works of archaic Greek poetry, focusing on genre, language, and sociohistorical context.
The aims of the course are to:
familiarize students with important works of Greek lyric poetry;
study these works in depth, with particular attention to diction, style, and subject-matter;
impart an appreciation of the contrasting aims and methods of the authors studied;
enhance knowledge of Greek language, vocabulary, and poetic style;
encourage students to interpret archaic Greek poetry in its social and historical context.
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 then the prerequisite should consider either Greek 2a/2b.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, in written examinations, in course work, and in class discussion, that they can translate fluently and accurately from the prescribed texts into clear and appropriate English;
- demonstrate, in written examinations, in course work, and in class discussion, that they can comment intelligently on notable matters of form, style, and content (including metre);
- demonstrate, esp. in course work, that they can make judicious use of dictionaries, commentaries, works of reference, critical studies, and modern translations;
- demonstrate, in written examinations, in course work, and in class discussion, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
- demonstrate, in written examinations, in course work, and in class discussion, independence of mind and initiative, intellectual integrity and maturity, and an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|The precise reading list will depend on prescription; for now, just:|
F. Budelmann (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric (Cambridge, 2009).
|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 3580/3582 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Keywords||Lyric / Ancient Greek
|Course organiser||Prof Douglas Cairns
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582