Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000602

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Klasikīs FilologíasMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
Glōssologías Elective Courses from other Schools of the Faculty of PhilosophyWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
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
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
(a) To give students a broad survey of the development of epic poetry throughout antiquity. (b) To help students recognize the differences detected among different epics, in terms of themes, poetics and aesthetics. (c) To enable students to understand in greater depth issues pertaining to language, meter and style that characterize the epic poetry in every period.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is designed exclusively for classics majors. It covers, by means of a survey, the development of epic poetry throughout antiquity, focusing on the representatives of the epic genre, the various categories of epic poetry, and the special features of epic as exhibited in different poets and periods. The course also explores in depth several important scholarly issues examined in classical scholarship on epic and employs the relevant methodology thoroughly. A certain epic normally forms the basis for reading from the original, and emphasis is placed on issues pertaining to language, style, meter and interpretation.
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
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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