KRMgr23 Reading Herodotus

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
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
KRBcZk B.A. Final Exam || KRBcSZk B.A. Final Exam
Deep knowledge of the Classical Greek normative grammar.
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
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students themselves are able to understand selected passages from the work by Herodotus.
Learning outcomes
The students should be able to understand, translate selected passages (see Course Contents) from the work by Herodotus comment on their linguistic characteristics and historical context.
  • Reading and translating the 1st book of Herodotus´ Histories.
  • Use of dictionaries, commentaries and grammar books.
  • Linguistic analysis of the text.
  • Historical background of the work.
    required literature
  • Textově kritické vydání Hérodota (volba edice je ponechána na studentovi, vhodná je však zejména edice N. G. Wilsona /OCT 2015/).
    recommended literature
  • The Cambridge companion to Herodotus. Edited by Carolyn Dewald - John Marincola. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 378 s. ISBN 0521536839. info
  • HÉRODOTOS. Dějiny. Edited by Bořivoj Borecký, Translated by Jaroslav Šonka. Vyd. 3., V nakl. Academia 1. Praha: Academia, 2004. 548 s. ISBN 8020011927. info
  • SMYTH, Herbert Weir. Greek Grammar. Harvard University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-674-36250-0. info
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. info
  • 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
  • A companion to Greek and Roman historiography. Edited by John Marincola. Pbk. ed. 1st pub. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. xli, 705. ISBN 9781444339239. info
  • HÉRODOTOS. Da aber staunte Herodot : merkwürdige und gruselige, wunderbare und komische Stories des Vaters der Geschichte. Edited by Werner Keller, Illustrated by Roland Kohlsaat. Zürich: Droemer Knaur, 1972. 398 s. ISBN 3426055716. info
  • Fame and infamy : essays for Christopher Pelling on characterization in Greek and Roman biography and historiography. Edited by Rhiannon Ash - Judith Mossman - Frances B. Titchener. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. ix, 424. ISBN 9780199662326. info
Teaching methods
The course is not regularly taught during the semester. Individual reading of selected passages, use of dictionaries and other tools, and, if necessary, consultation with the teacher.
Assessment methods
The knowledge of the texts is tested by translating selected passages into Czech and commenting on their linguistic features and historical and social context. The examination is oral, students have time for preparing the translation. Examination takes place in the examination period as well as during the semester (in the latter case, it is necessary to make appointment personally or by e-mail).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught each semester.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Prostřednictvím individuálních konzultací.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024.
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