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Greek and Roman Epic

Enrolment code: HTC210/310

Offered: not offered in 2003

Special note: may be taken as a English unit

Unit description:

In the classical world epic poetry was not only the most prestigious literary form, but also a major medium for the examination of moral and political issues. The unit examines Homer’s Iliad, the first work of the western canon, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an extraordinary poem which encompasses the entire world of Graeco-Roman mythology, Lucan’s Civil War, a powerful denunciation of the Roman imperial system and Statius’ Thebaid, a mythological epic which tells the tale of Thebes in terms suggestive of Roman experience.

Staff Assoc Prof PJ Davis For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv  
Assessment mode 3,000 words written work (50%), 2-hr exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc [p/b]Homer, Iliad, tr R Lattimore, ISBN 0226469409
[p/b] Ovid, Metamorphoses, tr R Humphries, ISBN 0253200016
[p/b] Lucan, Civil War, tr S Braund, ISBN 0192839497
[p/b] Statius, Thebaid, tr AD Melville, ISBN 0192824538
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Ancient Civilisations
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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