Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID280000571

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 223
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΝΟΥΣΙΑ (Α-Ζ)Maria Noussia
2. ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΑΚΗ/ΡΕΓΚΑΚΟΣ (Σ-Ω)Antonios Regkakos, Androniki Oikonomaki
3. ΤΖΙΦΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ (Η-ΜΑ)Ioannis Tzifopoulos
4. ΤΣΑΓΓΑΛΗΣ (ΜΕ-Ρ)Christos Tsangalis
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
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
(a) to acquaint students with Homeric poetry against the background of archaic poetry and the poetry composed in the Near East. (b) to familiarize students with the central issues examined by Homeric Scholarship. (c) to enable students to read the Homeric epics from the original and to practice on issues of linguistic analysis and interpretive approach.
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
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course offers and introduction to Homer through the study of specific books from the Iliad and the Odyssey in the original language. The introduction deals with important issues of Homeric scholarship, such as the composition of the epics, the Homeric question, the historicity of the epics, orality, structure etc. Emphasis is also placed on questions of Homeric language as well as on the interpretation of the epics according the various approaches of modern Homeric research. a) to familiarize the students with homeric poetry in the archaic age and its relation to the poetry of the Near East b)to familiarize the students with the basic questions of homeric scholarship c) to study the Homeric epics in their original language and exercise themselves in matters of dialect, language and philological interpretation
Homeric epos, questions of Homeric scholarship, Homeric language, interpretation of the epos based on modern homeric research
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
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