Introduction to Ancient Greece
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Produce valid interpretations of the content of ancient Greek texts.
- Explain the significance of major works of ancient Greek literature.
- Demonstrate awareness of the historical and cultural contexts of ancient Greek texts.
- Express analysis of ancient Greek texts clearly and effectively in writing.
- The Greek landscape
- The Dark Age Hesiod
- Reading Homer
- Archaic Greece, Sparta, Lyric poetry
- Athens The Greco-Persian wars
- Athenian democracy Athenian women
- Reading Euripides
- The Peloponnesian war
- Ancient Greek comedy
- Ancient rhetoric
- The Age of Alexander
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This subject introduces you to the world of ancient Greece through the study of ancient literary texts in translation. We learn how to analyse and interpret the perspectives of ancient writers who wrote across different literary genres and time periods in the Greek world. As the earliest surviving works of ancient Greek literature, the poems of Hesiod and Homer offer a view into Dark Age social values and how Greek peoples imagined their mythic past. Lyric poetry provides an intimate perspective on ancient Greek sexuality, society, and personal relationships. The historical works of Herodotus and Thucydides guide our exploration of conflict, war, and the development of democracy. Dramatic plays demonstrate how texts critiqued political authority and expressed social concerns. This subject provides you with the foundational knowledge and skills required for further studies in Classics.
- Weekly Online Quiz (10%)
- Primary Textual Analysis (15%)
- Major Essay (35%)
- Take-Home Exam (40%)
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