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Semester 1

Hesiod (GREE10036)







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Visiting students must have completed at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Ancient Greek) at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum academic entry requirements does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that Classics/Ancient Greek courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any Classics/Ancient Greek course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the Greek/Classics department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

An opportunity to study Hesiod's canonical poetry, covering most of the two major works: the Theogony and the Works and Days. Taking us from the very beginnings of the cosmos to our current state of being, these poems offer precious insights into Greek thinking about the world and our place in it.

Course Description

In this course we will read most of Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days in Greek, as well as discussing the poems in their entirety, along with selections from the Catalogue of Women, Shield of Heracles, or other Hesiodic fragments. Study of the Greek text will work in conjunction with thematic discussions of topics such as Hesiod's poetics and metapoetics, his moral concepts, his attitude to women - and whether or not he ever existed. The Hesiodic poems will be set in their generic and traditional framework, and will be considered from a comparative perspective to locate them within global literature.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 40%, Practical Exam 0%

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