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Early Greek Poetry - GRKA3009

Year - 2019

Sometimes called The Age of Lyric Poetry, the late seventh to mid fifth century BC set the standard in Graeco-Roman antiquity for a wide variety of poetic genres: iambus, elegy, hymn, melic poetry, epigram and epinician. We will read representative pieces in a variety of genres from the work of Archilochus, Alcman, Alcaeus, Sappho, Pindar, Simonides, Bacchylides and others. We will explore the language, form and performance contexts of these genres as well as the social context that gave rise to so great and diverse an outburst of creative activity.

3x1hr seminar/week

4x125wd Unseen translations (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2000wd Exam (45%)






Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Classics and Ancient History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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