KRMgr26 Reading Thucydides

Faculty of Arts
Spring 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 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 Thucydides.
Learning outcomes
The students should be able to understand, translate selected passages (see Course Contents) from the work by Thucydides comment on their linguistic characteristics and historical context.
  • Reading and translating the 1st book of Thucydides´ work.
  • Use of dictionaries, commentaries and grammar books.
  • Linguistic analysis of the text.
  • Historical background of the work.
    required literature
  • Textově kritické vydání Thúkýdida (volba konkrétní edice je ponechána na studentovi).
    recommended literature
  • THUCYDIDES. The history of the Peloponnesian war (Přít.) : The history of Herodotus. Translated by Richard Crawley. S. 345-616. 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
  • DEWALD, Carolyn. Thucydides' war narrative : a structural study. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. xiv, 258. ISBN 0520241274. info
  • SMYTH, Herbert Weir. Greek Grammar. Harvard University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-674-36250-0. info
  • LEPPIN, Hartmut. Thukydides und die Verfassung der Polis : ein Beitrag zur politischen Ideengeschichte des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1999. 253 s. ISBN 3050034580. info
  • DIMITROPOULOS, Panagiotis. Untersuchungen zum finalen Genetiv des substantivierten Infinitivs bei Thukydides. Helsinki: Societas scientiarum Fennica, 1999. vi, 117. ISBN 9516533000. 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
  • THUKYDIDES. Dějiny peloponnéské války. Praha: Odeon, 1977. info
  • SCHWYZER, E. and A. DEBRUNNER. Griechische Grammatik. München, 1939. 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.
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