Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000599

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Klasikīs FilologíasMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
Glōssologías Elective Courses from other Schools of the Faculty of PhilosophyWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
(a) To acquaint students with prose-writers and rhetoric texts of Greek prose-literature. (b) To enable students to translate and interpret ancient rhetoric texts. (c) To familiarize students with the special features of the rhetoric during late antiquity, especially in comparison to the classical period. (d) To enable students to recognize similarities and differences in the style of various prose-writers.
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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The class focuses on ancient Greek prose literature, with emphasis placed on rhetoric, and with a thorough examination of representative writers and works. One or more writers are selected (Isocrates, Dion of Prusa, Julian) and emphasis is given to the close study of relevant texts from the original, the familiarization of students with the era in which these works were written, and to issues pertaining to practical criticism and interpretation of the works. The course makes ample use of all technological facilities, such as power point, specialized sites available on internet (e.g. TLG, The Gate to the Greek Language, the program about the Erasmic pronunciation). All necessary external links are made available directly on the webpage of the course (elearning).
Rhetoric, second sophistic, rheoric-philosophy, vita contemplativa - vita activa
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1. Power-point 2. Elearning 3. E-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment281
Written assigments602.1
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
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