Greek Authors : Poetry

LGLOR1491  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Greek Authors : Poetry
5.0 credits
45.0 h
1 + 2q

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...


LGLOR 1172 and LGLOR 1173 or a course deemed equivalent by the lecturer.

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.

Main themes

A study of the poetical works of Greek authors.

This course deals with the following themes:

1. Translation of works of Greek authors of the classical period;
2. Explanation of specific grammatical points (morphology and syntax);
3. A commentary designed to put the work into context and to highlight the documentary and human values contained therein.


At the end of the course the student will be able to analyse grammatically, to translate and comment upon texts of average difficulty. He will be able to explain the context, and to bring out the human values expressed therein.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


The authors chosen for the course are Euripides and Aristophanes. After an introduction to show the context of the author and his work, there will be a commentary on grammatical and contextual points.

Teaching methods

The translations prepared by the student will be corrected and commented during the course. If necessary specific grammar points will be revised.

Evaluation methods

Oral exam based on texts seen during the course.

Other information


Online resources

Pdf version of Planque's Grammaire grecque.


Editions used :

1. The basic text is that of the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, i.e. mostly the Oxford edition;

2. The Belles-Lettres edition, e.g. :

- Euripide, Les Troyennes, texte établi et traduit par L. Parmentier et H. Grégoire, Paris, 1959.
- Aristophane, Les nuées, texte établi par V. Coulon et traduit par H. Van Daele, Paris, 1952.

An additional bibliography will be distributed during the course.

Reference Grammar :
D. Planque, Grammaire grecque, 8th édition, Namur, 1977 (pdf version).

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : Musicology

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General