History Department - Courses


Teaching Staff: Vaiopoulos Vaios
Course Code: ΛΑΦ102
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 3

Short Description:

Historical texts taken from Augustan Literature. Emphasis on Vergil’s Aeneid, Horace’s Odes, T. Livius. History of Latin Literature (Vergil, Horace, Livius).

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The course aims at introducing students to Augustan Literature, especially Vergil’s Aeneid and the Augustan ideology. Emphasis on historical texts taken from the Aeneid; on political Horace’s Odes; T. Livius. Language courses.

After having completed studies, students will be able to:

Α. Understand Latin texts using dictionaries. Β. be familiar with basic traits and authors of Latin literature (Augustan period); also with the ideological framework of the period after the end of Civil Wars.


Week #1: Introduction to Latin Literature of Augustan Period, the historical framework, conditions of literary production after the end of the Civil Wars. Ε

Week #2: Verg., Aen. 1.229-296

Week #3: Verg., Aen. 1. 229-296 και 1.378-380

Week #4: Verg., Aen. 4. 222-241

Week #5: Verg., Aen. 6.847-887

Week #6: Verg., Aen. 6.847-887

Week #7: Liv. 1.1.8-11, 1.2.2-6,

Week #8: Liv. 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7

Week #9: Hor., Od. 1.37,

Week #10: Hor., Od. 1.2.25-32, 3.2, 3.6

Week #11: Hor., Epod. 16

Week #12: Verg., Ecl. 4

Week #13: Sextus Propertius 3.22.19-22, 4.6


Suggested Bibliography:

E.J. Kenney - W.V. Clausen, Ιστορία της λατινικής λογοτεχνίας, Αθήνα, 1999. M. von Albrecht, Ιστορία της ρωμαϊκής λογοτεχνίας, 2 τόμοι, Ηράκλειο, 1997. Πωλ Βεν, Η ρωμαϊκή αυτοκρατορία, Αθήνα, 2010. Δημήτριος Ζ. Νικήτας (επ.), Laus et gratia in memoriam Κωνσταντίνου Γρόλλιου, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2012. P.G. Walsh, Livy, Cambridge, 1961. D.S. Levene, Religion in Livy, Leiden, 1993. Thomas N. Habinek, The Politics of Latin Literature, Writing, Identity, and Empire in Ancient Rome, Princeton, New Jersey, 1998. Peter Garnsey–Richard Saller, The Roman Empire, Economy, Society and Culture, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1987. M. Lipka, Language in Vergil’s Eclogues, Oxford, 2001. M. Lipka, Roman Gods. A Conceptual Approach, Leiden–Boston, 2009.

Teaching Methods:

Lecture. Discussion. Audio-visual material. Multimedia.

Evaluation Methods:

Written exams.

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