The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


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


Not currently offered.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


Students will be introduced to key Greek authors and works such as Homers Odyssey, Hesiods 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 (Virgils Aeneid and Ovids Metamorphoses) in addition to selections from both Greek and Roman historical writings.

Assessment items

Essay: Major Essay