Epic of Gilgames, Odyssee and the Old Testamant

Course Information
TitleΈπος του Γκιλγκαμές, Ομήρου Οδύσσεια και Παλαιά Διαθήκη / Epic of Gilgames, Odyssee and the Old Testamant
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEvangelia Dafni
Course ID600018263

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

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 1
CalendarFriday 15:00 to 18:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students learn a) to explore how the Old Testament met and interacted with its cultural environment from the beginnings until the Hellenistic Times, b)to examine language, imagery, and ideas of theologically, cosmologically, anthropologically, and soteriologically interesting texts from the Old Testament, Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece, which present linguistic, formal and content analogies.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Epic of Gilgamesh, Odyssee and the Old Testament 1. Urgeschichte 2. The Book of Job 3. Epic of Gilgamesh 4. Homer, Odyssee 5. Gen 1 and parallels in Job and Gilgamesh 6. Gen 1 and parallels in Homers Odyssee 7. Gen 2 and parallels in Job and Gilgamesh 8. Gen 2 and parallels in Homers Odyssee 9. Gen 3 and parallels in Job and Gilgamesh 10. Gen 3 and parallels in Homers Odyssee 11. Gen 4 and parallels in Job and Gilgamesh 12. Gen 4 and parallels in Homers Odyssee 13. Results
Old Testament, Masoretic text, Septuagint, Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer
Educational Material Types
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Course Organization
Written assigments612.4
Student Assessment
Participation in the class by presenting short papers.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Π. Τρεμπέλας, Υπόμνημα εις τον Ιώβ, Αθήνα 1980.
Additional bibliography for study
Ομήρου, Οδύσσεια, Θ.Μ. Μαυρόπουλου πρόλογος, εισαγωγή, μετάφραση, σχόλια, περιλήψεις, υλικό διδακτικής επεξεργασίας κατά ραψωδίες Θεσσαλονίκη 2010. https://archive.org/stream/TheEpicofGilgamesh_201606/eog_djvu.txt https://www.openbook.gr/to-epos-toy-gilgamesh/
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