Course Information
TitleΕΠΟΣ / EPIC
CodeΛΦΙ169
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280000882

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Klasikīs Filologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
Glōssologías Elective Courses from other Schools of the Faculty of PhilosophyWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600153698
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Undergraduates can appreciate the general role of Hellenistic philosophical discourse - They learn to appreciate the ways in which technically philosophical texts are transformed into poetic discourse - They can now associate basic concerns of ancient philosophical texts with modern issues.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
General introduction into Hellenistic, especially Epicurean, philosophy. Study of the ways in which Lucretius' De Rerum Natura accommodates Epicurean philosophy. Focusing, my means of select passages, on Lucretius' philosophical attitudes, diction, style and metrical technique.
Keywords
epic, philosophy, Epicurus, Lucretius
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures843
Exams843
Total1686
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
J. Warren (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism, 2009. J. M. Rist, Epicurus, 1972 S. Gillespie & Philip Hardie, The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius, 2007.
Last Update
24-02-2016