MEDIEVAL GREEK HYMNOGRAPHY

Course Information
TitleΜΕΣΑΙΩΝΙΚΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΥΜΝΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ / MEDIEVAL GREEK HYMNOGRAPHY
CodeΜΕΦ232
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280000902

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 50
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Mesaiōnikīs kai Neóterīs Ellīnikīs Filologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600148986
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students would get familiar with the basic aspects of byzantine hymnography. They would focus on the study of the problems related to the kontakion (Romanos the Melodist) and they would practice with the writing of a research dissertation on a kontakion of Romanos.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The golden age of Byzantine hymnography (6th-8th cent.): The kontakion (Romanos the Melodist). The Akathist Hymn and its problems. The poetry of the canons (John of Damascus, Kosmas Melodos, Andrew of Krete).
Keywords
byzantine hymnography
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Communication through E-learning and e-mail.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures421.5
Reading Assigment421.5
Written assigments843
Total1686
Student Assessment
Description
Dissertation and translation exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • translation exam
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μητσάκης, Κ., Βυζαντινή υμνογραφία. Από την εποχή της Καινής Διαθήκης έως την Εικονομαχία, Αθήνα 1971.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Δετοράκης, Θ., Βυζαντινή υμνογραφία (Πανεπιστημιακές παραδόσεις), Ηράκλειο 1997. 2. Wellesz, E., A history of Byzantine music and hymnography, Oxford 1961 3. Sancti Romani Melodi Cantica. Τομ. 1: Cantica Genuina. – Τομ. II: Cantica Dubia. Ed. by Paul Maas and Constantine A. Trypanis (Οξφόρδη 1963-1970). 4. Romanos le Mélode, Hymnes. Ιntroduction, texte critique, traduction et notes par José Grosdidier de Matons, Παρίσι 1964-1981 (σειρά Sources chrétiennes, τόμοι 99, 110, 114, 128, 283). 5. Grosdidier de Matons, J., Romanos le Mélode et les origines de la poésie religieuse à Byzance (Παρίσι 1977). 6. Mitsakis, K., The Language of Romanos the Melodist (München, 1967).
Last Update
25-11-2019