Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course encompasses reading of prose texts in the Ionic dialect from the Classical period (e.g., Herodotus and Hippocrates) as well as texts from the Hellenistic and Roman eras. Christian texts, ranging from the New Testament to fourth-century Church fathers, may also be included in the study. In addition, an introduction to the study of text transmission and textual criticism is included.
The candidate has
- increased knowledge of Greek grammar and literary history, with emphasis on the Ionic dialect and koine and Attic Greek
- increased knowledge of the characteristic traits of the literature and culture that the study addresses.
The candidate can
- develop, delimit and formulate problems to assess within a given thematic
- survey the research literature and sources that are relevant for the problem
- analyse research literature and primary sources and draw her own conclusions on the basis of this
The candidate can
- acquaint herself with a comprehensive amount of specialist literature
- mediate knowledge from such literature
- develop and execute an independent written essay of moderate length and argue in support of the conclusions presented therein
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
We recommend that students have passed examination on at least three Greek courses on the 100-level or attained an equivalent level of knowledge and skill.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
GRE251 overlaps with GRE201 (15stp)
Access to the Course
The course is open to everyone with study right at the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is given in the form of lectures on parts of the Greek texts and other parts of the course literature and practical exercises in textual criticism.
26 h (one 2-hour session each week).
If less than five students register to a course, the Department may introduce reduced teaching; cf. the relevant guidelines on Mitt UiB (Canvas). On courses where reduced teaching may be given, the students will receive information at the start of the semester, before the 1. Feb. / 1. Sept. deadline for registering.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory supervision during the writing of a Bachelor¿s thesis.
Forms of Assessment
Bachelor¿s thesis of ca. 15 pp. with compulsory supervision. In addition, an oral examination. The oral examination, given after the grading of the bachelor¿s thesis, have a moderating function and may adjust the character to the maximal extent of one degree up or down.
Examination Support Material
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.
Autumn. And early in the spring for students with approved compulsory assignments and attendance.
The course literature encompasses about 100 pages of Greek prose (30 lines = 1 page), at least 50 of which are studied in commented editions. In addition, introductory expositions to the history of textual transmission and textual criticism are included, as well as relevant parts of advanced expositions of the history of Greek literature and historical linguistics.
Students evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department
The programme board of Classical Philology
Faculty representatives from Classical Philology
Department of linguistic, literary and aesthetic studies
Type of assessment: Bachelor's thesis and adjusting oral examination
Exam part: Bachelor's thesis
- Examination system
- Digital exam
Exam part: Adjusting oral examination