Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID280000866

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 427
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course424

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Eirini Mitousi
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΠΑΠΑΓΓΕΛΗΣ Θ.(ΚΕ-ΠΑ)Theodoros Papangelis
2. ΤΣΙΤΣΙΚΛΗ Δ.(ΠΕ-Ω)Dimitra Tsitsikli
3. ΜΗΤΟΥΣΗ(Α-ΚΑ)Eirini Mitousi
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
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)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course objectives are: (A) to enable students to improve their linguistic training in Latin language (B) to cope with matters of textual criticism (C) to get accustomed with the peculiarities of poetic language, especially with metre (D) to improve their ability of critical approach to literary texts (E) to recognize the generic peculiarities and exploit them as an intperpretation tool (F) to estimate and exploit the broader contexts (such as historical environment and literary evolution) of a text as valuable intrpretation tools (G) to come to grips with a substantial part of the history of Latin literature by acquiring basic knowledge for various literary genres of Latin poetry.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The lesson concerns various genres of Latin poetry except of epic and drama. The students are familiarized with one of these genres, depending on the audience they belong to. There is an introductory presentation concerning the main authors and works as also the evolution of each genre in Latin literature. The most important part of the lesson focuses on a specific text of lyric or elegiac or epigrammatic or satiric poetry, used as a case study for the application of various critical approaches. Although the language training and working on textual problems are still an essential part of the teaching, now the emphasis is shifted to the acquaintance with the poetic language (meter, style etc.), to the generic code and to interpretative issues. For the 2013-14 acad. year the following texts are taught in two different groups alphabetically divided, according the statutes and ordinances of the Department: Horace, Odes (D. Nikitas) Catullus (L. Tromaras) The specific content and learning outcomes of the lesson that is taught in each group can be found at
latin poetry, Catullus, Horace, Vergil, Ovid, History of Roman literature
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
The student's evaluation is based mainly on the final exam at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λ. Τρομάρας, Κάτουλλος, Θεσ/νικη 2001. Κ. Γρόλλιου, Οράτιος, Οι Ωδές, Αθήνα 1986κεξξ.
Additional bibliography for study
Θ. Παπαγγελή, Η Ποιητική των Ρωμαίων Νεωτέρων, Αθήνα 1994
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