Classical Literature: An Introduction

Course code AHIS1070Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

An introduction to Greek and Roman literature with a study of some of the major authors and works of antiquity that provides a useful academic basis for students of Ancient History, Greek, Latin, English and Drama.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Provide an introductory knowledge of Greek and Roman literature at 1000 level.
2. Increase knowledge of some of the major authors, works and genres from ancient Greece and Rome and to promote familiarity with the cultures that produced them.
3. Foster understanding of the critical methodologies and theories entailed in studying literature.
4. Promote skills in critiquing ancient literature.
ContentStudents will be introduced to key Greek authors and works such as Homer's Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony, Lyric Poets (e.g. Sappho), Greek Playwrights (e.g. Euripides) as well as Roman literature such as Lyric Poets (e.g. Catullus), Roman Epic (Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses) in addition to selections from both Greek and Roman historical writings.
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay 40%

Tutorial paper 30%

Source Analysis Exercises 30%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term