Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
History of Greek and Roman Ideas
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 Hours.
Seminars / Tutorials Weekly one hour seminar


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: One x 2000 word essay  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Re-sit Exam  100%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a knowledge of significant forms and genres in the literature of classical Greece and Rome;

2. write about a range of set books in an informed and well-argued manner;

3. write about important aspects of classical mythology in an informed and well-argued manner;

4. demonstrate an ability to use and engage with a range of relevant information sources.

Brief description

This module will be of special interest to students of English and Creative Writing but also to others interested in classical drama and mythology. The texts studied include Classical Greek Tragedy, the drama of Seneca, the Novel, Roman satire and Classical Mythology. The emphasis will be on the importance of fate, the role of women as a 'threat' and the major mythological themes of creation, society and death.

A previous knowledge of the Classics is not required.

Reading List

Essential Reading
Myth frgments and excerpts Provided in photocopies Primo search Apuleius (trans E J Kenney) (1999) The Golden Ass Penguin Classics Primo search Euripedes (ed James Morwood) (1999) Bacche and Other Plays Oxford World Classics Primo search Seneca (trans E F Watling (1996) Four Tragedies and Octavia Penguin Classics Primo search Sophocles (ed Bernard Knox) Three Theban Plays Prentice Hall Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4