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Upon successful completion of the module students will:
• demonstrate an ability to present research orally in presentations and class discussions and in writing through reflections and
• develop their ability to analyse the main ‘political’ themes that concerned ancient Greek authors.
• exhibit understanding of the political nature of ancient writing and how these ideas continue to shape the language of modern
political rhetoric and discourse.
• be able to analyse and comment on political ideas expressed through a variety of ancient texts and genres.
Authors studied may vary from year to year. They may include, but are not limited to:
• Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, and Plutarch
• Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes
• Plato, Aristotle, and ps. Xenophon 'The Old Oligarch'
• Select Lyric poets
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: You may either make a 10 minute presentation in person or record a 10 minute presentation (audio over PowerPoint) to be submitted ahead of the session in which your presentation would be delivered.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Portfolio of Participation and Engagement: students will reflect on their level of engagement with the module. Additional guidance and a grading rubric will be provided in the module handbook||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: For this module you must write EITHER one 4000 word essay (50%) OR two 2000 word essays (25% + 25%).||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will receive written feedback on each assignment within 20 working days. Feedback will be delivered through Brightspace. Students are encouraged to discuss their feedback with the module coordinator during office hours.