Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Comedy, Tragedy and the Art of Living: Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Nid oes modd cadw lle ar y cwrs hwn ar hyn o bryd

Nid oes dyddiadau ar gael ar gyfer y cwrs hwn ar hyn o bryd. Byddwch y cyntaf i gael gwybod pan gyhoeddir dyddiadau newydd trwy ymuno â’r rhestr bostio..

The cultural achievements of the ancient Greeks and Romans have never been surpassed, or perhaps even equalled, in the millennia following their downfall. On this module, we will explore some of the greatest philosophy, poetry and rhetoric that western civilisation has ever produced. A wandering hero kills a one-eyed giant; a philosopher proves the stupidity of his fellow men, and is put to death by way of thanks; the King of Thebes finds his predecessor's killer, and does Sigmund Freud a huge favour in the process; the women of Athens go on an anti-war sex-strike (and it works); and Ovid shares dating tips. Widen your horizons and find out what the ancients did for us. This course is for anyone with an interest in literature or philosophy and the enthusiasm to take that interest further. It operates as part of the Inside Narratives pathway, and will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that will help you to study other courses in the pathway.

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These sessions will include lectures, class discussions and group-work, source analysis activities and exercises to develop your academic skills. There will also be an opportunity for learning outside of the classroom, facilitated by the university's Virtual learning Environment, Learning Central.

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Students will be expected to complete two pieces of assessed work: a 500-word close analysis and a 1000-word essay. Advice and support will be provided for both assignments and you will receive detailed feedback relating to strengths and areas for improvement on both pieces of work.

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Aristophanes, Lysistrata and other Plays, trans. Alan H. Sommerstein (London and New York: Penguin Classics). Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Multiple versions available) Homer, The Odyssey (Multiple versions and translations available) Ovid, Metamorphoses (Multiple versions available) Plato, Symposium (Multiple versions available) Seneca, Moral and Political Essays (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) Sophocles, The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, trans. by Robert Fagles (London and New York: Penguin classics).

Cyfleusterau llyfrgell a chyfrifiadura

Fel myfyriwr ar y cwrs hwn, mae gennych hawl i ymuno â llyfrgell a chyfleusterau cyfrifiadurol y Brifysgol a’u defnyddio. Rhagor o wybodaeth am ddefnyddio’r cyfleusterau hyn.


Ein nod yw sicrhau mynediad i bawb. Rydym yn anelu at roi cyngor cyfrinachol a gwasanaeth cefnogol i unrhyw fyfyriwr sydd â chyflwr meddygol hir dymor, anabledd neu anhawster dysgu penodol. Gallwn gynnig cyngor un i un am anabledd a threfnu ymweliadau cyn cofrestru, cysylltu gyda thiwtoriaid a darlithwyr, trefnu deunydd mewn fformatau eraill, rheoli trefniadau cyrsiau hygyrch a threfniadau asesiadau, benthyg offer a sgrinio ar gyfer dyslecsia.


Adeilad John Percival
Rhodfa Colum
CF10 3EU