CLAS335-20S2 (A) Semester Two 2020 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Advanced Greek Authors

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


Continued study of Greek literature and unseen passages, with emphasis on the development of knowledge of the language. This involves reading important texts by authors such as Sophocles, Euripides, Thucydides, Homer and others as well as analysing these more fully in their cultural and literary context.

In building on what students have achieved in Greek 235, Greek 335 aims to deepen their
understanding of the Classical Greek language and culture as well as to broaden their knowledge of Greek literature. We shall aim to read authors such as Plato, Thucydides, et al. Each reading session aims not only to clarify the text in terms of its linguistic components, but also to encourage appreciation and discussion of its literary, intellectual and dramatic qualities, and its appeal to ancient (as well as modern) sensibilities. Classes on unseens and grammar will usually be held on a weekly basis.

Learning Outcomes

- ability to read texts closely modelled on ancient Greek authors of the fifth and fourth centuries BC
- ability to identify grammatical forms and their functions within texts
- enhanced understanding of ancient Greek grammar and extension of ancient Greek vocabulary
- enhanced understanding of literary genres, e.g. Old Comedy, Attic Prose, Oratory
- enhanced understanding of social and cultural life of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BC

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


CLAS235, or
subject to approval of the Head of Department.



Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Arts Centre 206 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Timetable Note

Classes will be held at the City Campus in the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.

Course Coordinator

Patrick O'Sullivan

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All CLAS335 Occurrences

  • CLAS335-20S2 (A) Semester Two 2020 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)