Module Identifier CL10120  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mrs Joan C Rowlands  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Carol M Marshall, Dr Matthew R Jarvis, Mr Michael J Smith  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  75%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: One x 1600-2000 word essay  25%

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

Brief description

This module provides a valuable supplement to the literature modules offered within the English Department and to anyone with an interest in classical drama. The course includes Greek Tragedy, with a particular emphasis on the role of gender within society and the predicament of the heroic figure, together with the comedies of Menander and of the Roman dramatist Plautus. The 'epic' element comprises the study of Homer, Virgil and Ovid.

A previous knowledge of the Classics is not required


This module is at CQFW Level 4