Thorough Study of Greek Authors

lglor2441  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Thorough Study of Greek Authors
5 credits
45.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Doyen Anne-Marie;
The course is intended for students who have followed the courses of ancient Greek at Bachelor level, or able to demonstrate a reading level considered sufficient by the lecturer.
Main themes
The course deals with the following themes:
1. The translation of two major works of Classical Greek authors;
2. The problem of establishing the text;
3. Systematic commentary presenting the context of the work, as well as the literary and human values contained therein.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


In-depth analysis of works of Classical Greek authors.

At the end of this course, the student will be capable to translate, analyse and comment on texts of an advanced level. He will be able to explain the historic and cultural context, to bring out the human values expressed therein, as well to undertake a personal research as an extension of the course.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The authors chosen for the course are Thucydides (The Peloponnesian War) and Aeschylus. After an introduction setting the author and his work in their context, the translation will  be the subject of a methodical commentary. The students will be required to prepare a brief personal commentary of the authors and texts studied during the course, which they will present orally during the exam.
Teaching methods
The translations prepared by the students will be corrected during the course, and will be the subject of the widest possible commentary. The use of several editions will highlight the problems of establishing the text.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam covering:
- the texts studied during the course;
- the oral presentation of the personal commentary prepared by the student.
Other information
Pdf version of Planque's Grammaire grecque.
Éditions utilisées :
1. Le texte de base est celui du Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, soit généralement celui d'une édition d'Oxford.
2. Édition des Belles-Lettres, par ex. :
- Thucydide, La guerre du Péloponnèse. Livre I. Texte établi et traduit par J. de Romilly, Paris, 1953 ; Livre II, id., Paris, 1962.
- Eschyle, Agamemnon, Les Choéphores, Les Euménides, texte établi et traduit par P. Mazon, 4e éd. revue et corrigée, Paris, 1949.
Une bibliographie complémentaire sera fournie au cours.
Grammaire de référence :
- D. Planque, Grammaire grecque, 8e édition, Namur, 1977 (version pdf).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies