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CLU33312 Greek Independent Project B

This module will develop your skills as a critical reader of Greek texts, with guidance from your lecturer (five contact hours in alternate weeks). You will study text(s) not covered in the taught modules, including, e.g., Theophrastus of Eresos, Aristotle’s successor as head of the Lyceum, and some important but less familiar texts, such as the Characters, a series of short comic character sketches, or some amusing early Platonic dialogues; or you will explore Greek theatre in modern practices. This module is intended for Greek B students (beginners in Ancient Greek at entry).
  • Module Organisers:
    • Prof. Ahuvia Kahane, Dr Martine Cuypers
  • Duration:
    • Semester 2
  • Contact Hours:
    • 5 (project organisation and guidance)
  • Weighting:
    • 5 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% coursework (oral presentation and written assignments)
  • Course Open To:
    • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology; TJH Greek

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Translate and critically analyse ancient Greek texts with attention to grammar, philology, linguistic, stylistic-analysis, literary criticism and critical thought
  • Critique key concepts in the texts with reference to literary history and the history of ideas 
  • Recognise and analyse the vocabulary, grammar, and style of original Greek texts
  • Formulate a well-researched argument in oral presentations and in writing
  • Work effectively in small groups
  • Manage and time-manage an original project to its successful completion