Greek Authors : Prose-Writing

lglor1492  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Greek Authors : Prose-Writing
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
45.0 h
Q1 and Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Doyen Anne-Marie;
LGLOR 1172 and LGLOR 1173 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
A study of the prose works of Greek authors.
This course deals with the following themes:
1. Translation of works of Greek authors of the classical period;
2. Explanation of specific grammatical points (morphology and syntax);
3. A commentary designed to put the work into context and to highlight the documentary and human values contained therein.

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

1 At the end of the course the student will be able to analyse grammatically, to translate and comment upon texts of average difficulty. He will be able to explain the context, and to bring out the human values expressed therein.

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 Plato and Sophocles. After an introduction to show the context of each author and his work, the works will be read with grammatical explanations and a commentary.
Teaching methods
The translations prepared by the student will be corrected and commented during the course. If necessary specific grammar points will be revised.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam based on texts seen during the course.
Online resources
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.:
- Platon,Gorgias - Ménon, Texte établi et traduit par A. Croiset, Paris, 1967 (11e tirage).
- Sophocle, Ajax. Texte établi par A. Dain et traduit par P. Mazon. Septième tirage revu et corrigé par J. Irigoin, Paris,1989.
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
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome