Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Further Topic In Greek 2 GREEK5007

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides the opportunity to undertake a course in Greek language, literature or history tailored to their own research interests, subject to the availability of a relevant member of staff.


This is a PG (T) course, taught over one semester. Teaching will be by weekly seminar if enrolment is five or more, or by weekly supervision and guided reading if enrolment is fewer than five

Requirements of Entry

Available to students who have Greek to Honours level or equivalent, or at the discretion of the MLitt (T) convener


One 3000 word essay (50%) and one 1.5 hr examination (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To allow students to pursue advanced study of topics in Greek literature and/or Greek and Roman culture and history via texts in the original Greek

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should be able to:
* discuss in class the literary, cultural, or historical significance of the set texts
* write well-researched, well-argued, and relevant critical essays on the set texts
* demonstrate a detailed understanding of the most significant contemporary interpretations of the set texts
* comment in an informed and detailed manner on passages from the set texts in terms of their literary, cultural, or historical significance
* translate passages from the set texts into English that is accurate, idiomatic, and clear

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits