Course Information
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600019223

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 54
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2021
General Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Students attending the course are expected to: • comprehend the historical context of the Early, Middle and Late Byzantine Period • acquire knowledge about education in Byzantium in particular • understand the contrast and compromise between Christianity and the Classical tradition • recognise the close relationship between Byzantine and Classical literature • comprehend the practical and moralising end of Byzantine education at all its levels • perceive the place that Byzantine education holds in Byzantine society and the manner in which the latter was influenced by education • grasp how Byzantine education contributed to the edification of Byzantine emperors and members of the military and civil aristocracy • acquire knowledge and skills which will allow them to offer their services in the field of education (teaching of History in secondary education) • practise in the written and oral presentation of ideas and arguments
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Τhe module will focus on education in Byzantium. First, introductory information will be provided regarding secular and ecclesiastical education in Byzantium, the relevant primary sources and the trends and state of current research in the field. In addition, the module will examine the historical context of every period, the different levels of education, the educational policy of Byzantine emperors as well as the most important educational institutions. Special attention will be paid to the most prominent scholars who left their mark on Byzantine education and society. Lectures Detailed description of weekly lectures (Syllabus) Week #1 Introduction: basic information about education in Byzantium, the sources, trends in current research and presentation of the syllabus Week #2 Professors and teachers in Byzantium: Teaching methods and educational philosophy Week #3 Paideia and education in the Early Byzantine Period Week #4 Paideia and education in the Dark Ages and in the period of Iconoclasm Week #5 Macedonian Renaissance Week #6 Macedonian Renaissance Week #7 Paideia and education in the 11th century Week #8 Paideia and education in the Comnenean Era Week #9 Paideia and education in the Empire of Nicaea and the Despotate of Epirus Week #10 Palaiologan Renaissance Week #11 Palaiologan Renaissance Week #12 Byzantine Scholars in the West Week #13 Revision, recapitulation and preparation for the exams
Education, scholars, calture, literature, history, Byzantium
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
Written or oral examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Νigel Wilson, Οι λόγιοι στο Βυζάντιο, Αθηνα 1991.
Additional bibliography for study
Α. Βακαλούδη, Αγωγή και μόρφωση των παιδιών και των εφήβων στο πρώιμο Βυζάντιο: Αρχαίες ελληνικές και σύγχρονες διδακτικές και παιδαγωγικές αντιλήψεις στα έργα των πατέρων της Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013. H.-G. Georg Beck, Η βυζαντινή χιλιετία, Αθήνα 1992. C. Holmes/J. Waring (εκδ.), Literacy, Education and Manuscript Transmission in Byzantium and Beyond, Leiden 2002. H. Hunger, Βυζαντινή Λογοτεχνία: Η λόγια κοσμική γραμματεία των Βυζαντινών, τόμοι 1-3, Αθήνα 1987-1994. Ι. Καραγιαννόπουλος, Πηγαί της Βυζαντινής Ιστορίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. Α. Καρπόζηλος, Βυζαντινοί ιστορικοί και χρονογράφοι, τόμοι 1-3, Αθήνα 1997-2009. Γεώργιος Κωνσταντινίδης, Η εκπαίδευση στο Βυζάντιο: Από την πρώιμη περίοδο έως τον 11ο αιώνα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011. P. Lemerle, Ο πρώτος βυζαντινός ουμανισμός. Σημειώσεις και παρατηρήσεις για την εκπαίδευση και την παιδεία στο Βυζάντιο από τις αρχές ώς τον 10ο αιώνα, Αθήνα 1981. Κ.-E Πλακογιαννάκης, Δημόσιος και ιδιωτικός βίος και πολιτισμός των βυζαντινών: Γλώσσα, γράμματα, παιδεία, υμνογραφία, χρονολογικό σύστημα, Αθήνα 2002. T. Talbot-Rice, O Δημόσιος και ιδιωτικός βίος των Βυζαντινών, Αθήνα 2006. T. Shawcorss/Ida Toth (εκδ.), Reading in the Byzantine Empire and Beyond, Cambridge 2018. Γ. Τσαμπής, Η παιδεία στο χριστιανικό Βυζάντιο, Αθήνα 1999.
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