Course code LitZ1065
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 30 2 48
E-courses LitZ1065: General Literature I (Ancient Literature)
Course annotation
Course provides knowledge and insight into the development of European literature form its beginnings. Special attention is given to ancient Greek and Roman literatures as a source of European aesthetical and literary assumptions. In observing the development of literature, innovative aspects are emphasized, concentrating on genres and authors.

Knowledge of terms of traditional poetics; comprehension of ancient literary traditions, genres and impact on further development of western literature. .
Course plan
1.General review of the course. L2
2.Introduction into Greek and Roman culture.L2
3.Greek and Roman epic . L8
4.Ancient poetry. L8
5.Ancient theatre and drama. L8
6.Ancient prose. L2
7.Ancient literary theory. S2

Requirements for obtaining credit points
1)5 written tests – 75 % (each – 25%).
2) A written exam – 15 %.
3) Participation in seminar - 10%

Study programmes Baltic Philology