Appearances of Ancient Greek Philosophy in Modern Greek Literature

Course Information
TitleΑξιοποιήσεις της Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλοσοφίας στη Νεοελληνική Λογοτεχνία / Appearances of Ancient Greek Philosophy in Modern Greek Literature
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000556

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
PhilosophyCompulsory courses beloging to the selected specialisationWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
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)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Will be studied texts in verse and prose of modern Greek literature, which exploited views of ancient Greek philosophers. Newspapers of one month will be investigated as additional work (file search).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Will be studied texts in verse and prose of modern Greek literature, which exploited views of ancient Greek philosophers. Apart from the many Platonic influences (D. Solomos, N. Kazantzakis), has particularly used in literary contexts the personality of Socrates (K. Varnalis, Chr. Zalokostas), the positions of pre-Socratic philosophers (Empedocles by K. Palamas, Heraclitus by Ang. Sikelianos and G. Seferis, Pythagoreans by Od. Elytis), while the Aristotelian "mimisis" is a literary theory element, provided as teaching material in Secondary Education. Each student writes a work, which presents under it graded. The course is offered as a seminar. Newspapers of one or two months will be investigated as additional work (file search).]
Modern greek literature, ancient greek philosophy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Reading Assigment602.4
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Writing essay
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βασίλης Κάλφας, Γιώργος Ζωγραφίδης, Αρχαίοι Έλληνες Φιλόσοφοι, Θεσσαλονίκη, Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών / Ίδρυμα Μανόλη Τριανταφυλλίδη, 2006. Δημήτρης Κόκορης, Φιλοσοφία και νεοελληνική λογοτεχνία. Πτυχές μιας σύνθετης σχέσης, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Ι. Σιδέρη, 2015.
Additional bibliography for study
Λίνος Πολίτης, Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας, Αθήνα, ΜΙΕΤ, Α' εκδ. 1978
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