SPECIAL TOPICS IN PROSE

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΠΕΖΟΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ / SPECIAL TOPICS IN PROSE
CodeΜΕΦ633
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280011041

Programme of Study: PPS School of Philology 2014

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Medieval Greek PhilologyCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Programme of Study: PPS School of Philology

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

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600133980
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Very good knowledge of Medieval Greek language and general background knowledge in Medieval Greek Literature.
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the course, students would be able to discern different types of dialogues in Byzantine literature, as well as the role which the dialogue form plays in each text. They would also be able to explain why a Byzantine author would use the dialogue form and how successfully this form has been integrated into different types of texts. Last, but not least, students would be able to writte academic essays.
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 teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course studied the presence of dialogue in Byzantine prose, from Late Antiquity to late Byzantium. Examples from various texts were studied, including literary, philosophical and theological dialogues. The course paid attention to current literary approaches and highlighted the role and frequency of dialogue form in Byzantine texts.
Keywords
Byzantine Literature, dialogue
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars1856.4
Written assigments2508.6
Total43515
Student Assessment
Description
Assessment was based on 2 written essays.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
1. Anna Maria Ieraci Bio, ‘Il dialogo nella letteratura bizantina’, in A. Garzya (επιμ.), Spirito e forma della letteratura bizantina, Acts de la séance plénière d’ouverture du XXe Congrès international des études byzantines (Paris, 2001) (Naples, 2006), 21-45 2. Averil Cameron, 'Can Christians do dialogue?', Studia Patristica 63.11 (2013). 3. Averil Cameron, Dialoguing in Late Antiquity, Cambridge, Mass. 2014. 4. Mary B. Cunningham, ‘Dramatic device or didactic tool? The function of dialogue in Byzantine preaching’, in Elizabeth Jeffreys (επιμ.), Rhetoric in Byzantium (Aldershot, 2003), 101-13. 5. R. Romano, La satira bizantina dei secoli XI-XV: il patriota, Caridemo, Timarione, Cristoforo di Mitilene, Michele Psello, Theodoro Prodromo, Carmi ptocoprodromici, Michele Haplucheir, Giovanni Catrara, Mazaris, La messa del glabro, Sinassario del venerabile asino (Turin, 1999). 6. Annelie Volgers και Claudio Zamagni (επιμ.), Erotapokriseis. Early Christian Question and Answer Literature in Context (Leuven, 2004).
Last Update
18-01-2017