-familiarization with the methods of interdisciplinary study of ancient languages and cultures
-analysis of specific problems/issues of the particular field
-practice on the interdisciplinary approach
-acquisition of skills for independent research
-a broader familiarization of issues relating to the study of the Greek language and culture
Course Content (Syllabus)
On the basis of linguistic evidence an attempt is being made to conduct a comparative study of the language and culture of the ancient Indo-Europeans. Issues to be covered: brief historical survey; linguistic families; the comparative method and related methods; linguistic and cultural reconstruction; linguistic palaeontology; the relationship between language, society and culture; linguistics and other related disciplines (philology, archaeology, history, ethnology, etc.); language and myth; social organization, institutions and beliefs of the Indo-Europeans (individual, family, social group; legal traditions, justice, religion; fauna and flora); the poet and poetic tradition.