Martyrdoms and martyrological collections

Course Information
TitleΜΑΡΤΥΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡΤΥΡΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΕΣ / Martyrdoms and martyrological collections
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimosthenis Kaklamanos
Course ID60002727

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the completion of the course it is expected that the students: - will have understood the distinct literary role of the martyria - will be able to detect the early martyria collections - will be able to use the specific tools of research and study - will have acquired specific knowledge on the early genre of hagiographic literature
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
We present the special issues which concern to the earlier genre of the hagiographical literature which was producted after the appearance of christian martyrs during the period of persecutions. 1. The historical context of persecution and the martyrs of the ancient Church 2. The theoretical background of the anti-Christian polemics: Contra Christianos 3. The cult of the martyrs and the martyria liturgy 4. Acts and historical martyria in the Greek and Latin tradition 5. Epic martyria 6. Ancient collections of martyria and Church diptycha 7. Eusebius of Caesarea, About the martyrs of Palestine 8. Martyria of Syria 9. The Martyria of the Church of Rome: Deposition Martyrum 10. The Martyria collection of Jerome: an "ecumenical" martyria collection 11. Other early collections (Carthago, Oxyrhynchus etc) 12. Examination of special, "non-canonical" cases
Martyria, Martyrs, Passiones, Martyrological Collections
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
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