KRMgr22 Reading Lucian

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
Mgr. Jana Steklá, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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 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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students themselves are able to understand selected passages from the work by Lucianus.
Learning outcomes
The students should be able to understand, translate selected passages (see Course Contents) from the work by Lucianus comment on their linguistic characteristics and historical context.
The students also understand the literary and historical context, on the basis of which they are able to interpret the piece of literature and understand and can explain the changes in the later Greek language.
  • Reading, translation and thorough interpretation of one of the Lucian`s dialogues according to student`s own choice. Reading and translating one of the Lucian`s dialogues according to student`s own choice.
  • Use of dictionaries, commentaries and grammar books.
  • Linguistic analysis of the text.
  • Historical background of the work.
    required literature
  • Textově kritické vydání daného Lúkiánova díla (volba konkrétní edice je ponechána na studentovi).
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. info
  • SMYTH, Herbert Weir. Greek Grammar. Harvard University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-674-36250-0. info
  • LÚKIANOS. Lügenfreunde, oder, Der Ungläubige. Edited by Martin Ebner. 2., unveränderte Aufl. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2002. 214 s. ISBN 3534149491. info
  • NI' MHEALLAIGH, Karen. Reading fiction with Lucian : fakes, freaks and hyperreality. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. xii, 305. ISBN 9781107079335. info
Teaching methods
The course is not being taught in the standard form, but through the consultations during which the students solve the actual problems and answer questions concerning the text prescribed for translation.
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.
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