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GK2003 The Landscape of Greek Prose (B)

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:10.00 am

This module, designed to follow on from GK1002, studies a wide range of Greek prose texts. All set texts will be studied in the original Greek. The module starts with the Socratic dialogues of Xenophon, and then turns to Greek oratory, Greek historiography and Greek writing in the Roman empire. The module will illustrate the scope and vitality of the Greek literary tradition, and it will give students a grounding in the main genres of Greek prose writing. Classes will include both detailed study of the set texts in their cultural context and linguistic/translation exercises designed to enhance students' knowledge of Greek. The module as a whole is carefully structured so as to integrate linguistic progress with widened horizons in the student's knowledge of Greek literature.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classical Studies, Classics, Greek Degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):GK1002
UG Anti-requisite(s):GK2001
UG Modules required for:GK2004


Optional for Classics

PG Pre-requisite(s):GK1002
PG Anti-requisite(s):GK2001
PG Modules required for:GK2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 or 5 classes.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 44
  • Guided independent study: 156

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 80%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 20%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (essay, 20%, 3 class tests, 30%)
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50% (essay, 20%, 3 class tests, 30%)


Module coordinator:Dr N Wiater
Module teaching staff:Team taught