Module Identifier CL10120  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Telfryn Pritchard  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Joan Rowlands  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment Continuous assessment   One x 1600-2000 word essay   25%  
  Exam   3 Hours   75%  

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.   

Brief description

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.

Learning outcomes

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

- Demonstrate a knowledge of The Odyssey and The Aeneid
- Use examples from the set plays to demonstrate a knowledge of important themes and topics in Greek and Roman Drama
- Write about a range of set books in an informed and well-argued manner
- Demonstrate an ability to use and engage with a range of relevant information sources