Ancient Greek Language and Literature
Teaching Staff: Pappas Theodoros
Course Code: GEN151
Field: General Core
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 3
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Ancient Greek Language and introduction to dramatic poetry
Introduction to and familiarization with the work of the great tragic and comic poets of antiquity. The beginnings of theater and Aeschylus. Attica theatre in the years of Democracy. Ancient comedy and Aristophanes. The New Comedy and Menander. Translation and linguistic commentary of selected ancient Greek theatrical texts.
Week #1: Introduction to ancient Greek theatre.
Week #2: Dramatic poetry and theatrical performance.
Week #3: Origins of the ancient Greek drama.
Week #4 - #5: Tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides).
Week #6: Attic comedy and Aristophanes (historical review, characteristics of the comic hero, language and style genre, political and social content).
Week #7: The New Comedy and Menander.
Week #8: Presentation and study of selected tragic and attic-comedy texts.
Week #9: Reading, commenting, linguistic editing and translation of selected texts from the work of tragic poets (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander)
- -D. Blume, Εἰσαγωγὴ στὸ ἀρχαῖο θέατρο, μτφρ. M. Ἰατροῦ, ἐκδ. M.I.E.T, Ἀθήνα 1986·
- Θ.Γ. Παππᾶς & Ἀ.Γ. Μαρκαντωνᾶτος (ἐπιμ.), Ἀττικὴ κωμωδία. Πρόσωπα καὶ προσεγγίσεις, ἐκδ. Gutenberg, Ἀθήνα 2011·
- Chantraine, Dictionaire étymologique de la langue grecque. Histoire des mots, ἐκδ. Klincksieck, 2 τόμοι, Παρίσι 1968-1980 (ἀνατύπωση 1990)
- Franco Montanari, Σύγχρονο λεξικὸ τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς γλώσσας, ἐπιμ. Ἀ. Ρεγκᾶκος, Αἰμ. Μαυρουδῆς, μτφρ. Μ. Ἀνδρόνικου, Δ. Ἰακώβ, Ἰ. Καζάζης κ.ἄ., ἐκδ. Παπαδήμας, Ἀθήνα 2013·
- Θ.Γ. Παππᾶς, Ἀριστοφάνης: ὁ ποιητὴς καὶ τὸ ἔργο του, ἐκδ. Gutenberg, Ἀθήνα 2016.
Course material: Besides the textbook chosen by the students from the suggested bibliography, material is also distributed during the course of the semester containing text (in the original and its translation), extended bibliography for each subject as well as other sources and studying material. During the course of the semester, texts are handed out in order to be translated and linguistically commented on through the active student participation.
Lecture and Seminar entitled “Traditional history Aristophanes’ text” Course language: Greek (optional: French)
- Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
- Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
- Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
- Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)