History Department - Courses


Teaching Staff: Vaiopoulos Vaios
Course Code: ΛΑΦ201
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 4

Short Description:

Introduction to Roman Love Elegy. Ovid. The Heroides (1-15). Text, translation, commentary (Her. 10).

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The course aims at introducing students to Augustan Elegy (Tibullus, Propertius, mostly Ovid, the evolution of elegiac genre).

After having completed studies, students will be able to:

  • Be familiar with Roman Love Elegy.
  • Be familiar with Latin elegists and their work.
  • Be familiar with Ovidian work.
  • Be familiar with intertextual interpretation of the examined texts


Week #1: Introduction to Roman Elegy

Week #2: Introduction to Roman Elegy

Week #3: Introduction to Ovid

Week #4: Introduction to the Heroides

Week #5: Ariadne. From Catullus to Ovid

Week #6: Her. 10

Week #7: Her. 10

Week #8: Her. 10

Week #9: Her. 10

Week #10: Her. 10

Week #11: Her. 10

Week #12: Her. 10

Week #13: Her. 10

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. Λ. Τρομάρας, Κάτουλλος. Ο νεωτερικός ποιητής της Ρώμης. Εισαγωγή, κείμενο, μετάφραση, σχόλια, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2001. T. Papanghelis, Propertius: a Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death, Cambridge, 1987. R. Maltby, Tibullus: Elegies. Text, Introduction and Commentary, Cambridge, 2002. Θεόδωρος Παπαγγελής, Από τη βουκολική ευτοπία στην πολιτική ουτοπία, Αθήνα, 1995. Θεόδωρος Παπαγγελής, Η ποιητική των Ρωμαίων «νεωτέρων», Αθήνα, 1994. A. Barchiesi, Speaking Volumes, Narrative and Intertext in Ovid and Other Latin Poets, London, 2001.

Teaching Methods:

Lecture. Discussion. Audio-visual material. Multimedia.

Evaluation Methods:

Written and oral exams.

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