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GK2002 The Landscape of Greek Poetry (A)

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2015/6
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:10.00 am

This module, designed to follow on from GK2001, offers a carefully balanced combination of literary and linguistic study. Students will study a diverse range of ancient poetry in the original Greek, starting with Homer’s Iliad. It then introduces students to key genres of the Greek poetic tradition, including lyric, elegy and drama. Classes will cover both detailed study of the set texts in their cultural context and linguistic/translation exercises designed to enhance students' knowledge of Greek.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all Classical Studies, Classics, Greek Degrees

UG Pre-requisite(s):GK2001
UG Anti-requisite(s):GK2004


PG Pre-requisite(s):GK2001
PG Anti-requisite(s):GK2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 or 4 classes.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 36
  • Guided independent study: 164

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 Co-ordinator:Dr N Wiater
Module Lecturer(s)/Tutor(s):Team taught