Module Identifier CL10120  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Joan C Rowlands  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Robert Ireland, Mr Dylan Leon Sawyer, Dr Matthew C Francis, Dr William G Slocombe, Mrs Carol M Marshall  
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%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. Where this involves re-submission of work, a new topic must be selected. 

Learning outcomes

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

1. demonstrate a knowledge of The Odyssey and The Aeneid;

2. use examples from the set plays to demonstrate a knowledge of important themes and topics in Greek and Roman Drama;

3. write about a range of set books 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 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.

Reading Lists

** Should Be Purchased
Euripedes The Trojan Women and Other Plays Oxford World's Classics 019283987X
Homer (trans. R. Lattimore) The Odyssey HarperCollins 0060931957
Menander (ed. Norma Miller) Plays and Fragments Penguin Classics 0140445013
Sophocles (ed. David Grene & Richard Lattimore) The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II University of Chicago Press 0226307867
Virgil (trans. D. West) The Aeneid Penguin Classics 0140449329
** Supplementary Text
Ovid The Metamorphoses (selections) supplied in photocopy


This module is at CQFW Level 4