|Module Title||GREEK AND ROMAN EPIC AND DRAMA|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Telfryn Pritchard|
|Other staff||Mrs Joan Rowlands|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours|
|Continuous assessment||One x 1600-2000 word essay||25%|
This course on epic will comprise the study of Homer and Vergil. That on drama will cover selected plays of the Attic dramatists of the 5th century BC, and will also include Greek New Comedy and Plautus. Texts are studied in translation, and no previous knowledge of the Classics is required.
Aims of the module
This level one module, which requires no previous knowledge of Classics, provides both an introduction to the Classics modules available in semester two and during Part 2, as well as a supplement to the literature modules studied within the English Department. The `epic? element of the course covers Homer and Virgil. The `drama? element covers a selection of plays from the Attic drama of the 5th century B.C., with a particular emphasis on gender and society, as well as Greek New Comedy and Plautus.