KR011 Classical Greek Literature: From Homer to Euripides

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
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
Thu 10:00–11:40 G32
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No special requirements for enetring the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The course aims at introduction into the Greek literature of the Archaic and into the poetry of the Classical Periods (in accordance with the standard periodization).
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course the students:
- can describe the development of the Greek literature in the periods in question together with the historical context;
- can characterize relevant genres of Greek prose and poetry in the periods in question and describe their particularities;
- can name the prominent figures of the genres in question and characterize their works;
- 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; iambic poetry; Alcaeus; Sappho; Anacreon; choric lyric poets);
  • 7. The prose of the Archaic Period (beginning of the Greek historiography and philosophy);
  • 8.-13. The poetry of the Classical Period (Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Aristophanes).
    required literature
  • HOMÉROS. Ílias. Translated by Otmar Vaňorný. 12. vyd. Praha: Petr Rezek, 2007. 598 s. ISBN 8086027252. info
  • HOMÉROS. Odysseia. Translated by Otmar Vaňorný. 16. vyd. Praha: Petr Rezek, 2007. 451 s. ISBN 8086027260. info
  • HÉSIODOS. Zpěvy železného věku (Zrození bohů, Práce a dny, Štít, Soutěž Homéra a Hésioda). Přeložila Julie Nováková. Praha: Svoboda, 1990. Prémie Antické knihovny. ISBN 80-205-0127-4. info
  • Řecká lyrika. Translated by Ferdinand Stiebitz. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury, hudby a umění, 1954. 356 s. info
  • AISCHYLOS, 525-456 př.Kr. Oresteia : tragická trilogie. Edited by Valeria Sochorovská, Translated by Václav Renč. V Praze: DILIA, 1969. 144 s. info
  • SOFOKLÉS, ca. 496 př. Kr.-406 př. Tragédie [Sofoklés, 1975]. Translated by Ferdinand Stiebitz - Václav Dědina - Radislav Hošek. 1. souborné vyd. Praha: Svoboda, 1975. 623 s. info
  • EURIPIDÉS. Médeia. Translated by Ferdinand Stiebitz. V nakladatelství Artur vyd. Praha: Artur, 2010. 67 stran. ISBN 9788087128374. info
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • 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
  • CANFORA, Luciano. Storia della letteratura greca. Roma: Laterza, 1994. ISBN 88-421-0205-9. 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
Teaching methods
Lectures 1½ hours per week. Homework: reading discussed texts. E-learning.
Assessment methods
Individual reading of the below listed books during the semester. Written test consisting of multiple-choice questions (including questions concerning the individual reading), minimum pass level 60%.
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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