KRMgr25 Reading Theocritus

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 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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to check whether students themselves are able to understand selected idylls by Theocritus.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students:
- should be able to translate one selected drama of Aristophanes in a correct way;
- understand the literary and historical context, on the basis of which they are able to interpret the piece;
- are also well informed about the Greek metres;
- understand and can explain the non-attic forms (doric, aeolic);
- know and use the later explanatory comments and commentaries (scholia).
  • Reading and translating idylls 1; 2; 5; 7; 11; 15; 30; by Theocritus.
  • Use of dictionaries, commentaries and grammar books.
  • Linguistic analysis of the text.
  • Historical background of the work.
    required literature
  • Textově kritické vydání Theokrita (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
  • A companion to the Greek lyric poets. Edited by Douglas E. Gerber. Leiden: Brill, 1997. viii, 287. ISBN 9004099441. 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
    not specified
  • The Greek bucolic poets. Translated by A. S. F. Gow. First published. Cambridge: University Press, 1953. xxvii, 156. ISBN 9781107480346. 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
Completion: credit (a student has to show the ability of correct interpretation and translation of a selected part of the text).
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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