KRMgr06 Interpretative Seminar – Greek Drama

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Irena Radová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Irena Radová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:00–11:40 VP
KRBcZk B.A. Final Exam || KRBcSZk B.A. Final Exam
Advanced orientation in a Greek text.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to understand deeply selected passages of dramatic works (see below the selection of authors) and of the development of the genre in the classical Greek literature.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- translate into Czech and critically interpret selected ancient Greek dramatic texts;
- discuss literary context of the works in question; describe literary devices used in these works;
- apply the principles of the Greek prosodic system to the works in question;
- work independently with foreign-language literature, electronic databases and various sources of information.
  • 1. Greek tragedy: introduction; metres.
  • 2.–3 Aeschylus.
  • 4.–5. Sophocles.
  • 6.–7. Euripides.
  • 8. Greek comedy: introduction; metres.
  • 9.–10. Aristophanes.
  • 11.–12. Menander.
  • 13. fragments of the Greek dramatic works.
    required literature
  • Textově kritická vydání k jednotlivým básníkům (volba konkrétní edice je ponechána na studentovi).
  • Kvalitní filologický komentář k jednotlivým textům (volba konkrétního komentáře je ponechána na studentovi).
  • A Greek-English lexicon : with a revised supplement, 1996. Edited by Henry Stuart Jones - Roderick McKenzie - Henry George Liddell - Robert. 9th ed. completed 1940 with. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1996. xlv, 2042. ISBN 0198642261. info
    recommended literature
  • SCHMITZ, Thomas A. Moderne Literaturtheorie und antike Texte : eine Einführung. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2002. 261 s. ISBN 3534152042. info
  • SMYTH, Herbert Weir. Greek grammar. Edited by Gordon M. Messing. 21st print. [Cambridge]: Harvard University Press, 2002. xviii, 784. ISBN 0674362500. info
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. info
  • The Cambridge companion to Greek tragedy. Edited by P. E. Easterling. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xvii, 392. ISBN 0521423511. info
  • The Cambridge companion to Greek and Roman theatre. Edited by Marianne McDonald - J. Michael Walton. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvi, 365. ISBN 9780521834568. info
  • Greek comedy and the discourse of genres. Edited by Emmanuela Bakola - Lucia Prauscello - Mario Telò. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. xvi, 404. ISBN 9781107033313. info
  • RODRÍGUEZ ADRADOS, Francisco. Festival, comedy and tragedy : the Greek origins of theatre. Translated by Christopher Holme. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1975. ISBN 9004043136. info
  • The language of Greek comedy. Edited by Andreas Willi. 1st publ. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. x, 343. ISBN 0199245479. info
Teaching methods
Planned learning activities and teaching methods consist of lectures, reading, translation, commentary on text, discussion and preparatory homework.
Assessment methods
Credits are awarded for the demonstration of student's ability to translate selected text from Greek epic and lyric poetry and provide for a philological commentary. Other essentials are: presence in the class (75%) and a seminary work.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.

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