MICHAEL PSELLUS AND HIS EPOCH

Course Information
TitleΟ ΜΙΧΑΗΛ ΨΕΛΛΟΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΕΠΟΧΗ ΤΟΥ / MICHAEL PSELLUS AND HIS EPOCH
CodeΘ272
FacultyTheology
SchoolPastoral and Social Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Christou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60004767

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600126214
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
General Knowledges of byzantine History
Learning Outcomes
To familiarize the students in general the work and influence of Michael Psellos and through this the Culture of the 11th century and the byzantine intellectual Life and Culture.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Michael Psellos was one of the greatest, if not the greatest scholar of the Byzantine period, and of course a leading representative of the Renaissance of the 11th century. Philosopher, historian and orator, tried, and largely managed to conquer all the knowledge of his time. Psellos returns in attic language and ancient Greek philosophical thought. Is a leading Byzantine classicist and humanist. His work and of course his personality are interpreted and evaluated differently by the scientists. 1. The historical context of the 11th c. 2. The Culture of the 11th c. 3. The Life of Michael Psellos. 4. Psellos as a Philosopher. Metaphysic. 5. Ethic and political Theory. 6. Psellos as Historian. 7. Rhetoric. 8. Occultism and Science. 9. Classicism and christian Humanism. 10. Psellos as Teacher. 11. Politic. 12. Psellos and the Scholars of his time. 13. Evaluation and Influence.
Keywords
Scholars, Classicism, Philosophy, Renaissance
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment743.0
Written assigments60.2
Other / Others10.0
Total813.2
Student Assessment
Description
One 2-hour written examination; Oral examination. Counted positive participation in class and writing essays undertaken.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
J. N. Ljubarskij, Η προσωπικότητα και το έργο του Μιχαήλ Ψελλού, Athens 2004.
Additional bibliography for study
V. Tatakis, Η βυζαντινή φιλοσοφία, Athens 1977. A.Γ.Κ. Σαββίδης, Βυζαντινό ιστοριογραφικό πεντάπτυχο: Προκόπιος, Μιχαήλ Ψελλός, Άννα Κομνηνή, Ιωάννης Κίνναμος, Γεώργιος Σφραντζής: συμβολή για τους ιστοριογράφους και την εποχή τους, Ηρόδοτος 2001. J.M. Duffy, D.J. O’ Meara (εκδ.), Michelis Pselli, Philosophica minora, Leibzig, Teubner, 1989-. A. Gadolin, A theory of society with special reference to the Chronographia of Michael Psellus, Almqvist & Wiksell, 1970.
Last Update
22-05-2019