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Syllabus

For 2021-22:

Set texts for weekly reading and interpretation classes:

  • Homer, Odyssey Book 8 (term 1)
  • Sophocles, Antigone (term 2/3)

Prose author for reading and refreshing grammar and syntax in context:

  • Plato, Symposium (throughout)

Students will need a copy of the following prescribed editions:

Garvie, A.F. (1994) Homer, Odyssey Books VI-VIII (Cambridge Green & Yellow)

Griffith, M. (1999) Sophocles, Antigone (Cambridge Green & Yellow)


For Plato, extracts will be provided by the lecturer


Assessment:

The module is examined by:

a) 1-hour paper in the Winter session of examinations, which counts for 25% of the final mark (one passage from Odyssey 8);

b) 2-hour paper in the Summer session of examinations, which counts for 75% of the final mark (one passage from Sophocles Antigone, and one passage from Plato's Symposium).

In the Winter examination, students will be expected to comment on the extract from the first set text (Odyssey 8), to explain grammatical forms and constructions, and to comment on points of interest in style, content, and wider interpretation in the selected passage.

In the Summer examination, students will be expected:

- to comment on an extract from the second set text (Sophocles), to explain grammatical forms and constructions, and to comment on points of interest in style, content, and wider interpretation in the selected passage;

- to explain grammatical forms and constructions in an extract from Plato's Symposium.