Ancient Greek Historiography

Course Information
TitleΑρχαία Ελληνική Ιστοριογραφία / Ancient Greek Historiography
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorTriantafyllia Giannou
Course ID600018172

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

Registered students: 462
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
(a) To acquaint students with the genre of ancient greek historiography. (b) To familiarize students with the various representatives of ancient geek historiography, their aims and methods, their relation with their historical era and the particular features of their works. (c)To enable students to study Greek prose in depth, with due emphasis on issues of linguistic features and distinct style.
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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The class focuses on ancient greek historiography, with a thorough examination of representative writers and works. The introduction includes a literary survey of the development of the genre of historiography, giving due emphasis to the most important writers and works. The works are studied from the original, with detailed examination of the language and style, while practical criticism and interpretive analysis form the core part of the course.
Greek Historiography, Herodotus, Thucydides, Historic method, Narration
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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 Assigment120.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- David Asheri, Aldo Corcella, Alan Lloyd, 2019, Ηροδότου «Ιστορίαι», 2η έκδ. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. [Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77118809] - ΗΡΟΔΟΤΟΥ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΙ, ΚΛΕΙΩ, Τόμος Α΄, Αθήνα: Γκοβόστης, 1964. [Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 3994] - Egbert J. Bakker, Irene J. F. de Jong, Hans van Wees, 2007, Εγχειρίδιο Ηροδότειων σπουδών, Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. [Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 24044] - Jacqueline de Romilly, 1991, Ιστορία και λόγος στον Θουκυδίδη, Αθήνα: Μ.Ι.Ε.Τ. [Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 44072]
Additional bibliography for study
-Bakker, E.J. – I.J.F. de Jong – H. van Wees (επιμ.), Εγχειρίδιο Ηροδότειων Σπουδών, μετ. Κ. Δημοπούλου, Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο, 2005. -Bichler, R. – R. Rolinger, Ηρόδοτος. Εισαγωγή στο Έργο του, μετ. Μ. Καίσαρ, Αθήνα: Καρδαμίτσα, 2006. Dewald, C. – J. Marincola (επιμ.), Cambridge Companion to Herodotus, Cambridge: University Press, 2006. -Marincola, J. (επιμ.), A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, Οξφόρδη: Blackwell, 2007. -Μελίστα, Α. – Γ. Σωτηροπούλου (επιμ.), Ιστορίη. Ηρόδοτος. Δεκατέσσερα μελετήματα, Αθήνα: Σμίλη, 2004. -Μαρωνίτης, Δ.Ν., Οκτώ νουβέλες και τέσσερα ανέκδοτα. Εισαγωγή, μετάφραση και πέντε δοκίμια, 2η έκδ. Αθήνα: Άγρα, 2001. -Ρεγκάκος, Α., Επινοώντας το παρελθόν: Γέννηση και ακμή της ιστοριογραφικής αφήγησης στην κλασική αρχαιότητα, / Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 2009.
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