Late Greek Literature

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Doel vak

• to extend knowledge of the function of literature in the confrontation
between cultures, especially the Greek and the Latin cultures, in the
period 1000-1500 CE, and to be able to intrepret a variety of Greek
literary genres and texts from this period from this perspective (N.B.
relevant Latin texts will be read in translation);
• to be able to interpret Greek literature form the Middle Ages and the
Early Modern Period from an interdisciplinary perspective, within their
historical context;
• to be able to carry out independent research on Greek texts, and to
reflect critically on other interpretations.

Inhoud vak

In the lively interaction between the Greek and the Latin world in the
period 1000-1500 CE, literature played a significant role. By
investigating perspectives on other cultures over a longer period of
time and in different literary genres, the course enables students to
realise how diverse reactions and interactions between cultures in the
high Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period actually were. The courses
will focus on travel reports and diplomatic texts, historiography,
epistolography and (epic) poetry telling us how writers admired distant
cultures, lamented the fall of their city, and expressed their religious


Seminars (3ECTS), tutorial (3ECTS)


Paper (3000-5000 wrds) (100%)

Vereiste voorkennis

BA-programme Classics or Ancient Studies with Greek


A reader with relevant texts or links to relevant texts will be


Students of the MA-programmes Classics or Ancient Civilizations with

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_XAMAOHS007
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. E.M. van Opstall
Examinator dr. E.M. van Opstall
Docenten D. Rijser
dr. E.M. van Opstall

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