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By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major myths of the Metamorphoses, and the ways in which Ovid adapts already-existing epic and mythic traditions.
- Evaluate the significance of these myths within the political and cultural atmosphere of Rome in the age of Augustus.
- Research and analyse examples of ways in which these same myths are re-presented in post-classical literature and art.
- Explore the role of myth as a 'socially useful story' which comments on and attempts to explain features of the society within which it is told.
- Debate key questions about the text in tutorials, and modify their judgement based on the arguments advanced by their peers and the secondary literature.
- Recognise the processes of effective story-telling
- Analyse the literary techniques by which Ovid narrates effectively.
- Evaluate the success or otherwise of Ovid's appropriation of material from his epic predecessors.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||% of Final Grade||Timing|
|Examination: 2 hour examination||
|2 hour End of Trimester Exam|
|Essay: 2000 word essay||
|Project: Short preliminary assignment||
This module is not passable by compensation
Remediation will be offered in the following semester by way of a take-home assignment. The exact form of the remediation exercise will be tailored to students' specific circumstances, so students who intend to remediate should contact the module co-ordinator directly as early as possible.