LJBcA05 Classical Greek Literature: from Homer to Euripides

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Irena Radová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 B2.34
No specific demands.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course deals with the Greek prose and poetry of the Archaic and Classical Periods (in accordance with the standard periodization). After the completion of the course the students:
- can distinguish relevant genres of Greek prose and poetry;
- can name the prominent figures of the genres in question;
- are also informed about the relevant secondary literature.
  • 1. Periodization of the Ancient Greek literature; secondary literature.
  • 2.-6. The poetry of the Archaic Period (Homer; Hesiod; elegiac poets; Alcaeus; Sapfo; Anacreon; choric lyric poets)
  • 7. The prose of the Archaic Period (beginning of the greek historiography)
  • 8.-13. The Poetry of the Classical Period (Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes)
  • CANFORA, Luciano. Storia della letteratura greca. Roma: Laterza, 1994. ISBN 88-421-0205-9. info
  • The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. General ed. Patricia E. Easterling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. info
  • SCHMID, Wilhelm and Otto STÄHLIN. Geschichte der griechischen Literatur. München: Beck, 1961. info
  • LESKY, A. Geschichte der griechischen Literatur. Bern, 1971. info
  • STIEBITZ, Ferdinand. Stručné dějiny řecké literatury. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1967. 247 s., př. info
  • DEL CORNO, D. Letteratura greca. Milano, 1988. info
  • BARTOŇKOVÁ, Dagmar. L. Canfora, Dějiny řecké literatury. přeložil kolektiv autorů pod vedením D. Bartoňkové (přeložila cca 300 stran). Praha: Koniasch Latin Press, 2001. 893 pp. info
Teaching methods
Lectures 1½ hours per week. Homework: reading discussed texts.
Assessment methods
Individual reading during the semester (texts are to find in the e-course). Written test consisting of multiple-choice questions, minimum pass level 60 %.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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