ANT2700 – Ancient Literature in Translation
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Ancient Greek and Latin literature (covering a period from approximately 800 BC to 500 AD) is in many ways the basis of our own culture and our own way of thinking; numerous literary texts of antiquity have become – and still remain – highly influential on the literature of later periods to this day. This course provides an overview of the history of ancient literature and, in its main part, an introduction to the most important classics from Greek and Latin literature. All texts are read in translation.
- A general overview of the history of ancient Greek and Latin literature from 800 BC to 500 AD (authors, works, genres, trends, developments).
- Knowledge of some of the most important and most influential classics from ancient literature (e.g. Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Virgil, Ovid).
- Insights into the importance and influence of ancient literature in later periods to this day.
- The ability to read ancient literary texts independently (in translation), and to understand and evaluate similarities as well as differences between literature of our period and ancient texts.
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10 credits overlap with ANT4700 – Ancient Literature in Translation
14 double sessions of seminars.
In order for you to qualify for the final exam, the following compulsory assignments must be approved by the teacher:
- a quiz on the knowledge of assigned texts (held in class)
- a written assignment of 2-3 pages
It is highly recommended that students prepare for lectures as these will focus on the texts.
Written exam (4 hours).
In order for you to qualify for the final examination, the compulsory assignment must be approved by the teacher.
Use of sources and citation
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.