Module Identifier CL10320  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Joan C Rowlands  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Robert Ireland, Dr Matthew C Francis, Dr William G Slocombe  
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 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 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 Lists

** Should Be Purchased
Apuleius (trans. E.J. Kenney) The Golden Ass Penguin Classics 0140435905
Euripedes (ed. James Morwood) Bacchae and Other Plays Oxford World's Classics 019283875X
Seneca (trans. E.F. Watling) Four Tragedies and Octavia Penguin Classics 0140441743
Sophocles (ed. Bernard Knox) Three Theban Plays Penguin Classics 0140444254


This module is at CQFW Level 4