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PHI5200: Greek Philology 1

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General information | Overlapping courses | Course requirements | Final assessment | Course objective and content | Literature 


Person responsible for the course:Jens Braarvig (Jens.Braarvig@mf.no)
Credit points (ECTS):15
Start of studies:Autumn
Study programme:Master's degree (2 years) - History of Religions
Department:Department of Education, Religion and Society

General information

This course is a cooperation between MF and The Norwegian Institute of Philology
 
To understand history, religion and literature of Greek antiquity it is necessary to understand one or more classical languages, but Greek has a particular importance. The course/reading group studies Greek originals, but in cases with Latin, Armenian, Georgian or Arabic translations in parallel.
 
Participating in the reading group will create an important background for any topic concerned with Classical Studies.
 
Procedures and curricula:
The course/reading group, being also a group for researchers, will read Greek textual materials relevant generally in Classical studies, but will also profile reading towards students’ particular needs, for their completion of M.A. and Ph.d. Theses.
 
Prerequisites:
General knowledge of Classical Greek. Ability to read an additional language among those mentioned above is an advantage.
 
This course is also offered at the bachelor level. For more information, see the course description for PHI2200.

Overlapping courses

PHI5200 overlaps with PHI2200. Students who have already completed PHI2200 will receive 0 credit points (ECTS) for PHI5200 on their transcript of records or diploma.

Course requirements

There are no formal course requirements, but active participation throughout the semester, preparations and reading, translating and discussing during the group meetings are an integral part of the course.

Final assessment

The final assessment is based on an essay submitted by the student (2500 words +/- 10%). The topic of the essay will be related to the reading in the course and chosen in cooperation with the course instructor(s). The mark (A-F) is given on the basis of the written exam.

Course objective and content

Knowledge
The student has:
  • A thorough knowledge of Classical Greek
  • A thorough knowledge of Classical as a discipline
Skills
The student can:
  • Work autonomously with Greek literature
  • Formulate independent research ideas related to Classical language and literature

Literature

Literature relevant to the texts chosen for the given semester.

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