KRMgrSZk Final Exam in Classical Greek Grammar and Literature

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: SZK (final examination).
Mgr. Bc. Kateřina Bočková Loudová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Irena Radová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Steklá, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
In order to be admitted to the M. A. State Exam, the student must have succesfully passed the B. A. State Exam in the Classical Greek Language and Literature, must have gained the required number of credits, must have successfully finished the courses compulsory for all students of the Faculty of Arts and must have fulfilled the required readings. He/she is also supposed to either write and defend the M. A. Thesis or write the Minor Thesis.
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 M. A. State Exam in the Classical Greek Language and Literature consists of a written and an oral part; the student takes both parts in the same exam period. The exam begins with the written part. Students who do not succeed in this part lose the possiblity to pass the oral part and they have to resit the whole exam. The dates of the exam (usually two in each examination period) are announced by the head of the department on the notice board so that students could sign up.
Learning outcomes
  • use the terminology of diachronic linguistics and characterise the linguistic development of Greek language from its Indo-European outset up to the Hellenistic, or Byzantine era (Single-subject study) including its dialectal variants;
  • employ methods of historical and historical-comparative linguistics and be knowledgeable about the history of approaches to the development of Greek language;
  • describe the main features of Greek literature, its genre stratification, and its development in Late Antiquity;
  • outline the philosophical, historical, and religious backgrounds of the social development in antiquity;
  • translate more complicated Ancient Greek prosaic and poetic texts into Czech language and critically interpret them;
  • apply principles of Greek prosodic system on epic texts and selected lyric stanzas;
  • work independently with scholarly literature written in foreign languages, electronic databases, and various sources of information;
  • write a longer structured text on a scholarly topic.
  • Syllabus
    • Content of the Exam:
    • a) detailed knowledge of the classical Greek grammar and the development of Greek language;
    • b) detailed knowledge of the development of Greek literature; general knowledge of the other fields of Greek culture (especially philosophy and arts) and of the historical background (especially state system and law, religion and private life);
    • c) thorough knowledge of the required readings.
      required literature
    • Dále: základní literatura, z níž se vychází v předmětech jmenovaných výše v osnově.
    • CANFORA, Luciano. Dějiny řecké literatury. Translated by Dagmar Bartoňková. 1. vyd. Praha: KLP-Koniasch Latin Press, 2001. 893 s. ISBN 8085917696. info
    • NIEDERLE, Jindřich. Mluvnice jazyka řeckého. 2. vyd. Praha: Scriptum, 1993. 288 s. ISBN 85528-24-. info
    • HEILMANN, W. and K. ROESKE. Lexis. Einführung in die griechische Sprache. Frankfurt am Main, 1972. info
      recommended literature
    • HORROCKS, Geoffrey C. Greek : a history of the language and its speakers. 2nd ed. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. xx, 505. ISBN 9781405134156. info
    Teaching methods
    Written and oral exam. Examination by a committee.
    Assessment methods
    Written test and oral examination.
    Language of instruction
    Further Comments
    The course is taught each semester.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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