History Department - Courses


Teaching Staff: Vaiopoulos Vaios
Course Code: ΛΑΦ202
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: In the classroom
Semester: 5

Short Description:

Introduction to Ovid. The Heroides (1-15). The double letters (16-21). Text, translation, commentary (Her. 18-19).

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The course aims at introducing to the study of the evolution of elegiac genre (Heroides).

After having completed studies, students will be able to:

  • Be familiar with Roman Elegy.
  • Be familiar with the Ovidian
  • Be familiar with intertextual approach of texts.
  • Be familiar with the post-elegiac character of the Heroides.


Week #1: Introduction to Roman Elegy

Week #2: Introduction to Ovid. The Heroides.

Week #3: Introduction to Ovid. The Heroides.

Week #4: Her. 18-19. Sources. Motifs.

Week #5: Her. 18.

Week #6: Her. 18

Week #7: Her. 18

Week #8: Her. 18

Week #9: Her. 18

Week #10: Her. 19

Week #11: Her. 19

Week #12: Her. 19

Week #13: Her. 19


Suggested Bibliography:

P.Hardie, Ovid’s Poetics of Illusion, Cambridge, 2002. P. Hardie (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ovid, Cambridge, 2002. S. Papaioannou, Epic Succession and Dissension: Ovid, Metamorphoses 13.623-14.582, and the Reinvention of the Aeneid, Berlin, 2005. S. Papaioannou, Redesigning Achilles: The ‘Recycling’ of the Epic Cycle in Ovid, Metamorphoses 12.1-13.620, Berlin, 2007. Θ. Παπαγγελής, Οβιδίου Η Ερωτική Τέχνη (Μετάφραση) και ένα δοκίμιο για Λατίνους εραστές, Αθήνα, 2000. Θ. Παπαγγελής, Σώματα που άλλαξαν τη θωριά τους. Διαδρομές στις Μεταμορφώσεις του Οβιδίου, Αθήνα, 2009. Α. Michalopoulos, Ovid. Heroides 16 and 17. Introduction, text and commentary, Cambridge, 2006. P. Knox, Ovid, Heroides. Select Epistles, Cambridge, 1995. Α. Μιχαλόπουλος, Οβίδιος: Ηρωίδες 20-21. Ακόντιος και Κυδίππη, Αθήνα, 2014.

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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