Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280011035

Programme of Study: PPS School of Philology 2014

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Ancient Greek PhilologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-15
Latin PhilologyCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Programme of Study: PPS School of Philology

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Ancient Greek PhilologyCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15
Latin PhilologyCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
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)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will be able to - have a profound knowledge of the Augustan epic - describe the specific quality of Augustan epic in comparison with the general characteristics of the previous Greek and Latin epic poetry - familiarize themselves with the methods (especially modern) of philological reading, critic and nterpretation - cultivate their skills on reading original Latin texts - compose a scientific essay - prepare and present before an audience a specific issue
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course encourages the students to deepen their knowledge on an important genre of Augustan period, the epic. The students will recall general characteristics and study the two epic poems of this period: Vergil’s "Aeneid" and Ovid’s "Metamorphoses". The courses will focuse on specific characteristics of each poem as also on convergences and divergences between them, especially on style, contents and narrative techniques. The literary tradition, the dialogue of both poets with it, the influences which they accepted from and exercised to the political and social context of their time will also be basic axes of this course.
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 Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
K. Galinsky, Augustan Culture. An Interpretive Introduction, Princeton 1996. K. Galinsky (επιμ.), The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus, Cambridge 2005. Joseph Farell, Michael C. J. Putnam (εκδ.-επιμ.), A Companion to Vergil’s ‘Aeneid’ and its Tradition, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Mass., Oxford et al. 2010, 20142 Charles Martindale (εκδ.-επιμ.), The Cambridge Companion to Virgil, Cambridge 1997. W. V. Clausen, Virgil’s Aeneid and the Tradition of Hellenistic Poetry, Berkeley 1987. G. B. Conte, The Poetry of Pathos. Studies in Virgilian Epic, Oxford 2007. P. R. Hardie, Virgil’s Aeneid. Cosmos and Imperium, Oxford 1986. P. R. Hardie, Βιργίλιος. Μτφρ. Ειρ. Μητούση, επιμ. Β. Φυντίκογλου, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005 (τίτλ. πρωτ.: ###). S. J. Harrison (εκδ.-επιμ.), Oxford Readings in Vergil’s Aeneid, Oxford 1991. R. Heinze, Virgils epische Technik, Leipzig 19143, αν. 1957. G. Williams, Techniques and Ideas in the Aeneid, New Haven 1983. M. v. Albrecht, Das Buch der Verwandlungen. Ovid-Interpretationen, Düsseldorf 2000. A. Barchiesi, The Poet and the Prince. Ovid and Augustan Discourse, Berkeley 1997. B. W. Boyd (εκδ.-επιμ.), Brill’s Companion to Ovid, Leiden 2002. O. S. Due, Changing Forms. Studies in the Metamorphoses of Ovid, Copenhagen 1974. A. Feldherr, Playing Gods: Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Politics of Fiction, Princeton 2010. G. K. Galinsky, Ovid’s Metamorphoses. An Introduction to the Basic Aspects, Berkeley 1975. Philip Hardie (εκδ.-επιμ.), Οβίδιος. The Cambridge Companion. Με 18 εικόνες εντός κειμένου. Μτφρ.-επιμ. Α. Ν. Μιχαλόπουλος, Χ. Ν. Μιχαλόπουλος, Αθήνα 2010 (τίτλ. πρωτ.: The Cambridge Companion to 9Ovid, Cambridge 2002). S. Hinds, The Metamorphosis of Persephone. Ovid and the Self-Conscious Muse, Cambridge 1987. P. E. Knox, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Traditions of Augustan Poetry, Cambridge 1986. P. E. Knox (εκδ.-επιμ.), Oxford Readings in Ovid, Oxford 2006. P. E. Knox (εκδ.-επιμ.), Α Companion to Ovid, Chichester 2009. J. Solodow, The World of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Chapel Hill 1988.
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