Greek Literature

Diploma

Mandatory

This course aims to introduce the classical culture to the Diploma students who did not study classical literature before. It gives brief details of Ancient Greek literature until the end of classical period. The course contains the Iliad and Odessey of Homeros, the didactic poetry, etc. 

References

  • Bowra (C.M.) : Landmarks in Greek Literature. Weidenfeld and Nicol­son 1970.
  • Idem : Greek Lyric Poetry from Alcman to Simonides. Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1961.
  • Ehrenberg (V.) : From Solon to Socrates. Greek History and Civilization during the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. London – ­Methuen 1967.
  • Flacelière (R.) : A Literary History of Greece (translated from French by Douglas Garman). A Mentor Book, The New American Library 1964.
  • Higginbotham (J.) ed.: Greek and Latin Literature. A Comparative Study. Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1969.
  • Kennedy (G.A.): The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Vol 1. Classical Criticism. Cambridge University Press 1989 reprint 1999
  • Kitto (H.D.F.) : Poiesis, Structure and Thought. Berkeley and Los An­geles 1967.
  • Lesky (A.) : History of Greek Literature. Translated by James Willis and Cornelia de Heer. London 1966.
  • Idem : Greek Tragedy. Translated by H.A. Frankfort with Foreword by E.G. Turner. London Ernest Benn Limited, New York 1967.
  • Pfeiffer (R.) : History of Classical Scholarship, From 1300 to 1850. Oxford 1976 reprint 1999.


Week

Topics

1

The Iliad and Odyssey of Homeros.

 

2

The Didactic poetry.

3

The Lyric poetry (Elegic, Iambic, Monody, and choral)

4

Greek tragedy.

5

Aeschylus with an analytic study of his plays.

6

Sophocles with an analytic study of his plays.

7

Euripides with an analytic study  of his plays.

8

Midterm exam.

9

The origins of the Greek Comedy.

10

Aristophanes with an analytic study of his plays.

11

Menander with an analytic study of his plays.

12

Critics of literature texts 1

13

Critics of literature texts 2

14

Revision.

15

Final exam.

Poll

Why did you apply at Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies?

what is your favourite Master module ?