WINTER SEMESTER

Classical Studies

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURE

僚种 010 - Ancient Greek Language and Prose Reading: Part I
Instructors: Athina Kavoulaki, Nikos Litinas, Anastasios Nikolaidis, Konstantinos Spanoudakis
Description: This course, which is intended primarily for first year undergraduates with an intermediate knowledge of Greek, will recapitulate, organize and classify this knowledge by giving it the necessary theoretical background. The emphasis will be laid on the following: a) Syntactical function of the cases, the infinitive, the participle, the moods and the tenses; b) Accents and breathings, vowel and consonant changes (crasis, contraction, aspiration, assimilation etc.); c) Etymology and elements of historical grammar; d) Translation techniques, and e) Reverse Greek reading, i.e. conversion of simple Modern Greek sentences into Ancient Greek. Attic prose will be read extensively, while throughout the course students will be given handouts with appropriate exercises, which they will be expected to prepare at home before the following class. The final examination will comprise questions on the class material and unseen translation from specific works of Attic authors to be determined not later than the second meeting.
Type: Exercise - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 060 - Introduction to Papyrology
Instructor: Sophie Kambitsis
Description: Papyrus and other ancient writing materials. Form of books in antiquity (roll and codex). The discovery of papyri in Egypt during the last two centuries. Transcription (from photographs) and interpretation of Greek papyri, which allow us to follow the evolution of the Greek script and language over a millennium (350 B.C. - A.D. 641).
Type: Exercise - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 100 - Introduction to Classical Philology
Instructor: Odysseus Tsagarakis
Description: The methods, aims and general concepts of philology are first discussed. There follows a review from the beginnings to the 19th century with particular emphasis on its overall development and on the contribution great scholars made to preserving ancient literature and keeping it alive. Specific topics of discussion include: a) manuscripts (location, study, writing material and instruments), b) philological and literary approach to the texts, prosody, orthoepeia, apparatus criticus etc.), c) literary genres, main characteristics, development etc., d) scholarly research, methods, the "Homeric Question", e) classical metres, scansion, f) Greek and Latin paleography, g) dialects, their most important characteristics and historical development, h) philological and literary translation, i) getting acquainted with the tools of research, periodicals, scholarly series, editions etc.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 107 - Hesiod
Instructor: Thalia Papadopoulou
Description: This course will give an overview of Hesiod's works by focusing in particular on the Theogony and the Works and Days. Hesiod's works will be examined against their Near-Eastern and Indo-European background, and their particular character will be explored by an evaluation of their relationship to the Homeric epics, as well as of their position in the tradition of didactic poetry. Emphasis will be given to questions of poetics and language, as well as to the social and cultural context of Hesiod's poetry.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 117 - Choral Poetry
Instructor: Lucia Athanassaki
Description: Selective readings in the odes of Alcman, Pindar, and Bacchylides with emphasis on the relation between composition and performance.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 128 - An Anthology of Hellenistic Poetry
Instructor: Konstantinos Spanoudakis
Description: The historic background, principles, features and metrical form of Hellenistic poetry will be discussed during the course. The poetic output of the period will be briefly sketched. Selected passages from epic (Apollonius Rhodius), epyllion (Callimachus, Theocritus), bucolic (Theocritus), narrative elegy (Callimachus), epigram and minor figures will be read and interpreted in the classroom.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 155 - Euripides, Bacchae
Instructor: Athina Kavoulaki
Description: This is a text-based subject. The primary aim is to read and discuss the play from many different angles. We will read through the text scene by scene and discuss the interesting questions that arise in the areas of: language and textual criticism; structure, dramatic technique and characterisation; staging; and, in particular, mythology and cult. Dionysus and Dionysiac themes in the Bacchae and in Greek tragedy in general will be focal points in the discussion and will be studied in parallel with other texts and related iconography. The reception of the Bacchae in modern times will form the conclusion to this course.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 186 - Herodotus
Instructor: Thalia Papadopoulou
Description: Herodotus, the so-called 'Father of History', writes about the confrontation between Greece and the Persian empire. The mingling of fact and fiction, the frequent digressions in the narrative etc, raise the question of the specific character of Herodotus' work in the tradition of historiography. The course will address this question by focusing on selections from Herodotus' work. Some of the issues which will be examined are the concept of history, the unity of the work, the narrative and style, the relationship between Greeks and barbarians, the role of the divine in human affairs.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 215 - Plato, Phaedrus
Instructor: Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi
Description: While reading Plato's Phaedrus, we will focus on the following topics: Eros in the Symposium and in the Phaedrus; Space and Topography, Arrest and Movement in the Phaedrus; Love and friendship; Myth and philosophical discourse; Poetry and Rhetoric on the issues of love.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 319 - The Discourse of Love Declaration
Instructor: Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi
Description: In this seminar we will work on first-person-singular love declarations in epic, lyric and dramatic poetry. Some crucial questions we will raise during the seminar are the following: Is the love declaration a speech-act? Can we trace a specific rhetoric of the love declaration? Does gender affect the love declaration discourse? Does this discourse change according to the broader context of poetic genre? To what extent is it represented as a private or as a public discourse?
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

僚种 323 - Aristophanes, Frogs
Instructor: Yannis Tzifopoulos
Description: Aristophanes' Frogs is a comedy featuring three agones in which the emphasis is on poetics in general and theater in particular. The seminar focuses on the study and discussion of the poetics and performance of tragedy in an Aristophanic comedy, particularly its paratragic attitude and metapoetic programme.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

僚种 337 - Thucydides' speeches in oratio recta et obliqua
Instructor: Joanna Yatromanolaki
Description: The seminar aims to show how speeches in oratio recta et obliqua function within Thucydides' historical narrative and what are the narrative junctures and breaks for the speeches.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper


LATIN PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURE

肆种 010 - Intermediate Latin. Part I
Instructor: Yannis Tzifopoulos, Lucia Athanassaki
Description: Use of the cases, infinitive, participle, supine, gerund and gerundive; tenses, moods, sequence of tenses. Latin prose reading and composition.
Type: Exercise - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 108 - Ovid, Metamorphoses
Instructor: Michael Paschalis
Description: Introduction to the Metamorphoses. Reading of selected episodes focused on the following aspects: 1) Mythography and mythopoeia, 2) Narration and narrative techniques, 3) Generic variety and integration, 4) Reception of myths.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 181 - Tacitus, Annales
Instructor: Stavros Frangoulidis
Description: Selective readings from Tacitus' first hexad devoted to the Emperor Tiberius (A.D. 14-37). Study of the structural organization, and literary and historical evaluation of the "Tiberian narrative", often considered to be Tacitus' masterpiece.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 302 - Lucretius, De rerum natura
Instructor: Anastasios Nikolaidis
Description: After a brief survey of classical didactic poetry, the class will investigate the principal aspects of the Epicurean philosophy, as exposed by Lucretius, with particular emphasis on the poetic techniques of the latter. In other words, we shall try to understand how an essentially technical work, Epicurus' On Nature, is recast and transformed into the brilliant poetry of the De rerum natura. The students are expected both to study and present to the class specific thematic units and also to write an essay on a subject relevant to the seminar.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

肆种 368 - Apuleius, Metamorphoses
Instructor: Stavros Frangoulidis
Description: Definition of the term intratextuality and intratextual reading of representative excerpts from Apuleius' novel.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper



Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology

BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY

抡种 100 - Introduction to Byzantine Philology
Instructor: Ioannis Vassis
Description: This course is intended for first-year students and includes: a short history of Byzantine Studies; basic tools of research in the area of Byzantine Philology (handbooks, dictionaries and journals); an account of the literary genres which were cultivated in Byzantium; reading of and commentary on selected extracts.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

BY种 125 - Byzantine Hymnography
Instructor: Theocharis Detorakis
Description: The beginnings and the evolution of Byzantine Liturgical Hymnography. The Hymnography of the Early Church. The classical period (6th-8th C.). The two greatest genres of Byzantine Hymnography: the kontakion and the Kanon. The greatest hymnographers and melodists: Romanos Melodos, John of Damascus, Kosmas of Jerusalem, Andrew of Crete. The Akathistos Hymn and its problems. The later hymnographers (Joseph the Hymnographer, Theophanes Graptos, Cassia, etc). The "minor genres" of Byzantine Hymnography. hymnographical terminology. Representative texts.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

BY种 181 - John Malalas, Chronography
Instructor: Marina Detoraki
Description: The historiographical genre of chronography considered through the Chronography of John Malalas (6th century); the origin of this literary genre, how it differs from secular and ecclesiastical history, the sources, the chronographer's deformation of history, their subject-matter and themes, the organization of their material, historical and narrative time, language, the teleological conception of history. From Malalas' Chronography we will examine specifically the age of Justinian (8th Book), and present some general topics such as Antioch in the first Byzantine period, and the problem of the history of the text (the two authorial versions composed in Antioch and Constantinople respectively, the transmission of the text, and the recent critical edition by Thurn).
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

BY种 312 - Eusebius of Caesaria, Vita Constantini
Instructor: Marina Detoraki
Description: The biography of Constantine the Great by Eusebius of Caesaria (4th century) is considered one of the most important texts of Byzantine literature. It is a unique case of literature balancing between the ancient and medieval principles of the genre; a historical work involving the use of original documents, an encomium portraying the ideal emperor, and a hagiographical text establishing the cult of a saint. The seminar will focus on topics such as the problem of the literary genre and the debate on its authenticity, the way that Eusebius narrates the events which led Constantine towards the foundation of an ideal Christian state, the proportions of myth and truth in the work, the imperial portrait and the formation of an imperial ideology, and finally the relation of Eusebius' Vita to the middle Byzantine legendary Vitae on Constantine (BHG 362-369n).
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

抡种 319 - Textual criticism. Theory and praxis
Instructor: Ioannis Vassis
Description: Introduction to textual criticism and editorial technique. Evaluation and stemmatic classification (recensio) of the witnesses of the textual tradition. Open and closed tradition. The problem of the autographs. Principles and methods for the restoration of corrupt passages (emendatio). Editorial technique on the basis of an unedited text.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper


MODERN GREEK PHILOLOGY

团种 129 - Introduction to Cretan literature (A)
Instructor: Stefanos Kaklamanis
Description: Bibliography. The current state of research. Research needs.
Historical, social and cultural conditions in Crete during the period of Venetian rule. Literary production in Crete: 1) the first flourishing (1370-1450), 2) the arrival of the Renaissance (1450-1510), 3) the preparatory period (1510-1570), 4) the "century of delights" - the second flourishing of Cretan literature (1570-1669). The course will include analysis of representative extracts from each period.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 161 - Dionysios Solomos (1798-1857)
Instructor: Dimitris Polychronakis
Description: The subject of this class is the life and the work of Dionysios Solomos, with special regard to the problem of the poetic representation of the ideal truth as expressed in his first "failure", the ode "On the death of Lord Byron", in the abandonment of "Lambros" and the "Woman of Zakynthos" and the great fragmented compositions of his maturity. This class also includes a parallel reading of the poetry and critical thinking of Solomos.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 178 - Literature, Political Ideology and Greek State
Instructor: Litsa Chadjopoulou
Description: The object of the course is the role of the literature in the formation of the ideology of the Greek State and in the realisation of particular political goals either of the Greek State or of certain economic groups abroad, which express the geopolitical interests of the European Powers. The interest is focused mainly on the period 1850-1912, although the first lectures deal with the years before the Greek Revolution and the first decades of the Greek State.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 197 - Kazantzakis' and Prevelakis' novels
Instructor: S. N. Philippides
Description: This course will study the novels Zorba the Greek, Christ Recrucified and Freedom and Death by Nikos Kazantzakis, and The Tree and The Sun of Death by Pantelis Prevelakis. Besides their ideological content, the novels will be examined with reference to the artistic organization of their represented world (plot, characters) and to their style.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 247 - The artist as a hero in Modern Greek prose, 1950-2000
Instructor: Angela Kastrinaki
Description: Several novels will be examined in which the protagonist is an artist. Beginning with novels written during the '50s (by Karagatsis and Xatziargyris), the examination will move on to a more modern work by Al. Kotzias and finally to the contemporary novels of A. Panselinos, Rea Galanaki and others. In particular the phenomenon of the sudden growth of interesting the theme around 1990 will be examined, as well as the change in the image of the artist, which now becomes positive.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written or oral examination

团种 254 - Post-war Greek poetry
Instructor: Evripidis Garantoudis
Description: The aim of the course is to examine the basic characteristics of the poetry of the post-war period (themes, form, links with the social context). The period covered will be from 1945 to 1967. The course will include analysis of samples of the work of poets of the first and second post-war generations, such as Tasos Livaditis, Manolis Anagnostakis, Miltos Sachtouris, Takis Sinopoulos, Byron Leondaris, Markos Meskos, Dinos Christianopoulos, Nikos Alexis Aslanoglou and Kiki Dimoula.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 298 - Aspects of the historic novel in the European and Modern Greek Literature of the 20th century.
Instructor: Christina Dounia
Type: Leture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 318 - The poetics of Erotokritos
Instructor: Stefanos Kaklamanis
Description: The poetics of Erotokritos (early seventeenth century): themes, topoi, motifs, modes of expression, narrative technique, versification etc.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 353 - Forms and Images of Death in Modern Greek Literature
Instructor: Litsa Chadjopoulou
Description: The object of the seminar is the process of the mentalities towards death, specifically the transition from "tamed" and "beautiful" forms of death (e.g., heroic death, romantic death) to thrilling and scaring ones, and its depiction in literary works.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 364 - The picture of the refugee in Modern Greek Prose.
Instructor: Christina Dounia
Description:
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 370 - The language problem in 19th century Greece and the attitude of the Ionian critics
Instructor: Dimitris Polychronakis
Description: This seminar includes the reading of basic texts by the Ionian critics about the language (Solomos, Typaldos, Polylas, Kalosgouros, Mavilis). The Ionians represent an "enlightened" demoticism, which stands in opposition to the followers of katharevousa and naive demoticism. Later, the Ionian critics (Konemenos, Spatalas, Dentrinou) follow the principles of naive demoticism and are assimilated by the critics of Athens.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 372 - The Function of Description: A fictional character looks at
Instructor: S. N. Philippides
Description: This seminar is designed to explore the textual function of descriptive passages, where the narrator describes what a main character of realistic novels looks at from a high place, from a window, etc. After examining related descriptive passages by Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert and Zola, the students will analyze passages by Kondylakis, Xenopoulos, Kazantzakis, etc.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 377 - Literary journals after the restoration of democracy (1974-1990)
Instructor: Evripidis Garantoudis
Description: The aim of the seminar will be for students to become familiar with research involving literary journals, and at the same time to acquire a knowledge of contemporary trends in Greek literature. Early classes will deal with the basic rules for indexing, registering and commenting on the contents of literary journals. In later sessions there will be a presentation of the basic characteristics of the poetry and prose of the period since 1974. Knowledge of the above will be applied in the written papers, each of which will refer to a specific literary journal.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper



Linguistics

盟僦 100 - Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics
Instructor: Alexis Kalokerinos
Description: This course serves as a general introduction to Theoretical Linguistics and is mainly aimed at students encountering the scientific study of language for the first time. The first three lectures cover basic issues which have given rise to widespread misunderstandings, all of which are concerned with the nature of language. Subsequent lectures provide an introductory overview of the main fields of Theoretical Linguistics, i.e. Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax (with an emphasis on Generative Grammar), Semantics and Pragmatics.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 101 - Introduction to the history of Greek language
Instructor: Evangelia Thomadaki
Description: This introductory course surveys the main stages through which Greek has evolved as a member of the Indo-European family. The main changes in phonology, morphology, vocabulary, writing system and dialect diversification marking the transition from one stage to the next in the history of Greek will be presented and explained. The presentation will also be preceded by a brief account of the principles of comparative-historical methodology.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 111 - Generative Transformational Grammar / Syntax II
Instructor: Elena Anagnostopoulou
Description: This is an advanced course in current syntactic theory, covering the principles that govern: (i) Phrase Structure (categories and features, the composition of phrases and sentences), (ii) Thematic-relations and the Lexicon-Syntax mapping (the way lexical information is mapped onto syntactic representations), (iii) Case and EPP (the role of Case and the Extended Projection Principle in the distribution and the placement of noun phrases), (iv) Movement (dependencies between syntactic constituents) and (v) Binding (the interpretation of different types of noun phrases). 詇e course attempts to trace the shifts of perspective that have influenced the theoretical developments in each sub-component of the grammar.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 180 - Introduction to Semantics and Philosophy of Language
Instructor: Alexis Kalokerinos
Description: This course offers an initial, non-technical approach to the study of meaning as born by language. The philosophical perspective inherent in such an approach will become apparent through study of the issues at hand. Students will be concerned with three thematic units, covering the following questions:
1) - What is the semantic content of words and in what way do they relate to the world?
2) - How are meanings composed when words meet up and are linked to form sentences?
3) - How far does sentence meaning diverge from what we want to say and what we understand when others talk to us?
Through discussion of these questions, standard topics in the philosophy of language will be addressed, such as the issues of concept, meaning, reference and truth as understood within the framework of modern cognitive science.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 270 - Introduction to Text Processing
Instructor: Stella Markantonatou
Description: This is an advanced course which aims to familiarize the students with:
- the notions, the resources and the tools which are widely used in current linguistic engineering and, in particular, in text processing
- a couple of types of artificial languages for representing syntactic knowledge (regular languages and languages augmented with attribute-value pairs and unification)
- There will not be any hands-on work; however, the students will be asked several times to search the Web.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 311 - Problems in Syntactic Analysis
Instructor: Elena Anagnostopoulou
Description: In this seminar students are confronted with linguistic data from several languages. They learn how to define and solve syntactic problems, how to organize the data and formulate generalizations based on the patterns they isolate, how to account for these generalizations, and how to deal with counterexamples. Students develop independent research projects and report on their progress several times during the semester.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

盟僦-349 - Distinctive Features in Generative Phonology
Instructor: Ioanna Kappa
Description: In-depth study of Distinctive Features. After a short introduction to the pre-generative and to the SPE approach, we will focus on the theory of Feature Geometry and on the different versions of Underspecification theory. A tentative list of topics and readings will be given and the students have to develop their projects and report on their progress several times during the semester.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

盟僦 370 - Representing Lexical Knowledge
Instructor: Stella Markantonatou
Description: The aim of this seminar is to familiarize students with a widely used class of formalisms for representing lexical knowledge in computational lexica. Data will be extracted from Modern Greek corpora with the use of the Web. The theory underlying the representation will be based on standardized multiple inheritance and will be compatible with the theory of Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG).
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper



Theatre-Cinema Studies and Musicology

萅E 169 - Greek comedy and its literary models in the 19th century
Instructor: Theodore Hadjipantazis
Description: The plays of Aristophanes, Moliere, Goldoni and Scribe, as an inspiring influence on the Greek playwrights at a historic moment when they desire to lay the cornerstone of a "national comedy", vacillating indecisively between satire and comedy of manners, between didacticism and pure entertainment.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

萅E 210 - Oral tradition and Karagiozis
Instructor: Anna Stavrakopoulou
Description: The shadow theater in Greece has absorbed formulas, characters and plots of other oral traditional genres. In this course, we will study the mechanism of assimilation of various motifs, grouped by themes like love, brave deeds, marriage and death, occurring in wondertales and demotic songs, into the repertoire of Karagiozis.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

刃A 105 - Theories of the Theatre: A Historical Survey
Instructor: Antonis Glytzouris
Description: Theories of the theatre (theories about its nature, its means or its aims) emerged during classical antiquity and since then were in step with the general evolutionary process of the art of the theatre. This lecture offers to the student a brief introduction to the major theoretical essays from antiquity up to the Second World War.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

刃A 220 - Staging a Play
Instructor: Andreas Dimitriadis
Description: The practices and procedures of mounting a show on a contemporary stage. Emphasis will be given to the technical aspects of the work and the overall backstage organization of creative directors and crew, both during the rehearsal and the performance period.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Oral/Written examination and written paper

KNE 264 - Contemporary Greek Directors
Instructor: Elise-Anne Delveroudi
Description: This course investigates the production of off-stream Greek film directors in the period from the mid-sixties until the late nineties, through the presentation and discussion of representative films.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

绦林 181 - History of European music: from Baroque to the Classical era.
Instructor: Tasos Hapsoulas
Description: This lecture refers to the evolution of European music in Baroque and classical times. Religious and secular music will be studied, as well as issues of organology, developments in the theory of music and biographies of prominent composers.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

萅E 325 - Greek Theatrical Revues and Greek History
Instructor: Andreas Dimitriadis
Description: Content, structure, characters and codes of the early Greek Revue. Texts will also be considered in terms of how they reflected the image of Greek society, the prevailing ideas and attitudes and the handling of current issues and history.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

萅E 348 - Convergencies and divergencies in the different versions of a play in Karagiozis
Instructor: Anna Stavrakopoulou
Description: By closely studying specific plays of Karagiozis, both in the form of printed pamphlets and of recorded performances, we will define the concept of the "text" in an orally transmitted genre. At the same time, the possible influence of local traditions in the shaping of the two main "schools" of the Karagiozis tradition will be examined, along with bibliography related to improvisation, repetition and originality during the composition in performance will be studied.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

刃A 345 - Bertolt Brecht: Theory and Playwriting
Instructor: Antonis Glytzouris
Description: Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is an outstanding theoretician and artist of the modern theatre. The student of this seminar will familiar with Brechtian theory and become dramaturgy. There will be a presentation of the basic principles of the theory of the "Epic Theatre", and then research will focus on a critical analysis of their application in his plays.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

KNE 372 - Greek Melodrama, 1940-1960
Instructor: Elise-Anne Delveroudi
Description: The development and form of Greek Melodrama during 1940-1960, and a comparison with American and European examples.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

掏胖 375 - Rebetiko
Instructor: Tasos Hapsoulas
Description: Rebetiko is particularly interesting mainly due to the fact that it combines different traditions and cultural elements. The aim of this seminar is to expose the artistic value of Rebetiko and its individuality compared to other types of Greek traditional music. This aim will be achieved through the investigation of its roots, the presentation of its creators, the study of historical and social conditions at the time of its appearance and evolution and an approach to its musicological, philological and organological characteristics.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper




SPRING SEMESTER

Classical Studies

ANCIENT GREEK PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURE

僚种 020 - Ancient Greek Language and Prose Reading: Part II
Instructor: Athina Kavoulaki, Nikos Litinas, Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi, Konstantinos Spanoudakis
Description: This is the continuation of "Greek Language and Prose Reading: Part I" (AE种 010), which is also a prerequisite for enrolment in this class. This time the emphasis will be placed on the following: a) subordinate clauses; b) direct and indirect speech; simple and complex sentences in indirect discourse; and c) reverse Greek reading, i.e. conversion of short Modern Greek texts into Ancient Greek. Other topics, such as translation techniques, etymology and aspects of historical grammar, will also receive attention during the course. Attic prose reading and grammatical exercises to be prepared at home will form the basis of the teaching. The exam paper will comprise questions on the class material as well as dictation and unseen translation from specific works of Attic authors to be determined not later than the second week of the semester.
Type: Exercise - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 101 - Homer, Ilias
Instructor: Odysseus Tsagarakis
Description: Short introduction to the heroic epic. Oral poetry, traditional sources, cyclic epics, composition of the Homeric epics, Ionian dialect and epic language, style, myth and history, dactylic hexameter, characteristics of the literary genre, influence of the Homeric epic, the "Homeric Question" etc. Familiarisation with the Homeric text. Reading of Book 6 of the Iliad. A philological, literary, interpretative approach. Questions of composition and authenticity, metrical analyses, translation problems. The position of the Book in the Iliad.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 114 - Iambic poets (Selections)
Instructor: Odysseus Tsagarakis
Description: Short introduction to Archaic lyric poetry, with special reference to the social-political factors that favoured its appearance and development, with special reference to iambic verse. Questions of composition and style, linguistic borrowings and influences, characteristics of the new literary genre, metres. Reading and study of representative poets of the early and late periods on the basis of surviving texts. The selections are from the work of Archilochos, Semonides, Solon and Hipponax. Metrical analyses, text commentary, interpretation, translation problems.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 171 - Aristophanes, Birds
Instructor: Yannis Tzifopoulos
Description: Introduction to Old Comedy and close reading of Aristophanes' text with emphasis on presenting the interpretative problems in relation to the Birds' performance, themes, and especially the proposition for an 'oneiric city'
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 195 - Diodorus
Instructor: Nikos Litinas
Description: Diodorus of Agyrium in Sicily, Greek historian of the first century B.C. presented in the 40 Books of his Bibliotheca Historica a World History from the mythical period to 36 B.C. (the last described event). He gave pieces of information on historical events, myths, geography, moral standards. His attempt to combine Greek and Roman chronology brought withit many difficulties. His work is valuable because it is the only evidence for several earlier works now lost. From the three parts of his work (mythical period - Trojan war, Trojan war - 323 B.C., 323 B.C. - 54 B.C.) there will be a selection of texts for reading and commentary. Book I (Introduction, Egypt), II (India), III (Greek gods and their origin), IV (Theseus), V (Crete), XVII (Alexander the Great), XIX-XL (Alexander's Successors).
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 196 - Plutarch, Perikles
Instructor: Anastasios Nikolaidis
Description: The Life of Perikles along with that of its Roman counterpart (Fabius Maximus), possesses, from various points of view, a pivotal position in Plutarch's biographical project (10th book), since it marks a new beginning and introduces a new stage of the Parallel Lives. Apart from looking closely into this matter, the course will focus on Plutarch's biographical techniques, on his relationship with and manipulation of his historical sources, and on the function of various other factors which underlie and direct his biographical compositions. The course will also include a brief survey of ancient biography.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 246 - Demosthenes, For the Liberty of the Rhodians
Instructor: Joanna Yatromanolaki
Description: The course's aim is to introduce the students to the technique of a rhetorical speech and familiarize them with Demosthenes' political arguments and thought, as well as to study Athens' foreign policy in the mid-fourth century B.C.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

僚种 318 - Dance in Texts and Painting
Instructor: Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi
Description: This seminar will focus on the way dance is described and interpreted in Ancient Greece in both texts (poetry, rhetoric and philosophy) and vase-paintings. The main issues we will be occupied with are: the vocabulary of dance; the aesthetics of dance; dance and mimesis; dance and ritual; dance and the community.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

僚种 348 - Theophrastus, Characters
Instructor: Anastasios Nikolaidis
Description: The object of this seminar is mainly twofold: a) the study of the Characters as an information-source for the social realities in Athens towards the end of the 4th century B.C.; b) the connection of this work with the ethical philosophy of Aristotle. At the same time, the Characters will also be related to other literary texts and genres, notably to the Old and New Comedy. Finally, the rich and interesting manuscript tradition of this work will give us the opportunity to address various critical problems. Students will be assigned one or two characters each, which they will first present to the class in the context of the guidelines above, and then write an essay on them.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

僚种 349 - Lucian
Instructor: Yannis Tzifopoulos
Description: Introduction to the Second Sophistic and Lucian's varied literary production, and study of selected works with emphasis on Lucian's literary personae that reveal his seriocomic attitude to literature.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

僚种 367 - Everyday Life in Egypt under Roman Rule
Instructor: Sophie Kambitsis
Description: In many Greek papyri discovered in Egypt and dating from 30 B.C. to A.D. 285, we find vivid evidence for several aspects of everyday life. The study of these documents permits us to meet real persons and obtain information about family life, education, apprenticeship to liberal professions and manual occupations, cults and several religious and social festivities.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper


LATIN PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURE

肆种 020 - Intermediate Latin. Part II
Instructor: Stavros Frangoulidis, Christos Tsagalis
Description: Dependent clauses and reported speech. Word-formation. Differences between Greek and Latin syntax. Latin prose composition. Extensive readings from Latin prose with emphasis on syntax, sentence structure, translation and interpretation.
Type: Exercise - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 100 - A Survey of Latin Literature
Instructor: Michael Paschalis
Description: The course is an introductory survey of Latin Literature designed to familiarize students with the basic genres, their Greek origins and their reception. The reading and discussion of passages of ancient literary criticism constitutes an integral and vital part of the course. The textbook recommended for further reading is Michael von Albrecht's History of Latin Literature.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 134 - Juvenal
Instructor: Stavros Frangoulidis
Description: Satire as it relates to other genres. Close reading of a representative number of Juvenal's Satires (1, 3, 4 and 10) from the literary, theatrical and cultural/social perspectives.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 179 - Livy, Ab urbe condita XXI
Instructor: Joanna Yatromanolaki
Description: Through the study of the Saguntum episode of book XXI, the course aims at showing Livy's narrative technique in the episodes of Ab urbe condita.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

肆种 316 - Echoes and Transformations of Archaic Lyric in Horace's Odes
Instructor: Lucia Athanassaki
Description: Selective readings in the Odes of Horace focusing on their complex relation with archaic monodic and choral poetry.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper



Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology

BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY

BY种 193 - The Iconoclastic period of Hagiography
Instructor: Marina Detoraki
Description: The particular mid-byzantine hagiographical tradition, written in high but also in lower (monastic) style, which was developed around the iconoclastic crisis. Presentation of this production through some of the most representative texts: from the first iconoclastic crisis, we will study the Life of Stephen the Younger (BHG 1666), the first biography that establishes the cult of an iconophile martyr, and from the second period, the Life of Peter of Atroa (BHG 1698), the Lives of the patriarchs Nikephoros (BHG 1335) and Tarasios (BHG 1698) by Ignatios the Deacon, the Life of Euthymios of Sardis (BHG 2145), the Life of George of Amastris (BHG 668), the Life of the Patriarch Methodios (BHG 1278), together with the popular story about the antiphonitis icon (BHG 797).
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

BY种 216 - The letters of the Patriarch Photios
Instructor: Theocharis Detorakis
Description: A general introduction to Byzantine epistolography. The Patriarch Photios and his letters. Manuscripts, editions, philological problems. A selection of representative texts: such as the letters of Photios to King Boris (Michael) of the Bulgarians, the letter of apology to Pope Nicholas I and the letter of consolation to his brother Tarasios.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

抡种 248 - Byzantine secular poetry of the eleventh century
Instructor: Ioannis Vassis
Description: Various changes can be observed in the mentality and society of the eleventh century. The aim of this lecture course is to examine the structure, basic features, political function and the ideology of the non-religious Byzantine poetry of this century, with particular emphasis on the work of Christophoros Mytilenaios, Ioannes Mauropus and Michael Psellos.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

BY种 301 - Symeon Logothetes and his editorial activity
Instructor: Marina Detoraki -
Description: A comparison of texts edited by Symeon with their originals will help in exploring the mechanisms that determine the editorial work and the literary trends of the 10th century. Three criteria will define this comparison: a) linguistic (style, prose rhythms, syntax, vocabulary), b) the literary changes observed in a specific hagiographical genre, the passions of martyrs (changes in the thematic elaboration, the narrative organization, the characters of the martyr and the persecutor, in the conception of sanctity and of the world); c) differences on the level of historicity (persons, toponyms, chronological indications, the cult of saints).
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

BY种 340 - Greek Palaeography and Codicology
Instructor: Theocharis Detorakis
Description: The evolution of Greek scribal handwriting.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper


MODERN GREEK PHILOLOGY

团种 100 - Introduction to Modern Greek Philology
Instructors: Angela Kastrinaki, Alexis Polits
Description: The aim of this course is to familiarise new students with the various branches and the interpretative methods of Modern Greek Philology and to help them to become proficient readers, able to assimilate the textual information and to interpret it. The course will include discussion of various texts, in both prose and verse, as well as an introduction to aspects of literary theory.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 123 - The late Byzantine romance (A)
Instructor: Ulrich Moennig
Description: In our presentation of the late Byzantine romance we will apply methods derived from the history of literature. One axis in the structure of the course will be the basic characteristics of the romance of love, such as the story and the development of themes, motifs, loci communes, traditional elements of rhetoric, narrative techniques etc. Another axis will be the reading of representative extracts from late Byzantine romances, with the aim of clarifying the development of the genre. Topics for the examination will include the historical evolution of the genre and the recognition of distinctive charcteristics; one question will require literary analysis of an extract.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 163 - The "shade of Solomos" in the 19th century poetry of the Ionian islands
Instructor: Dimitris Polychronakis
Description: The subject of this class is the influence of Solomos on the poets of the Ionian islands. The aim is to examine the formation of Ionian poetry, while Solomos was still living, and how the Ionian poets reacted "poetically" after his death and the disapointment caused by the fragmentary nature of his work. The reading of Ionian poets such as Typaldos, Markoras, Zambelios, Melissinos, Polylas and Mavilis can show the influences but also the divergences from Solomos.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 185 - Greek Prose of the 1880's
Instructor: Litsa Chadjopoulou
Description: Introduction to aesthetics and literary theories prevaling in 1880's (naturalism, etc.) Analysis of short-stories by Vizyenos, Papadiamantis, Mitsakis and Palamas.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 243 - Odysseas Elytis
Instructor: Christina Dounia
Description:
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 291 - Six love novels of the 20th century: Mann, Proust, Lawrence, Politis, Myrivilis, Terzakis
Instructor: S. N. Philippides
Description: The subject of this course will be the following novels: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann, Un amour de Swann by Marcel Proust, Women in Love by D.-H. Lawrence, The Lemon Grove by Kosmas Politis, The Teacher with the Golden Eyes by Stratis Myrivilis and Secret Life by Angelos Terzakis. These texts will be examined both in terms of their common thematics of love/death and art as well as in terms of their specific artistic organization.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

团种 321 - The return of Achilles: "historical" themes in the late Byzantine romance
Instructor: Moennig Ulrich
Description: In Byzantium and medieval western Europe an acquaintance with Achilles was acquired not so much from Homer's Iliad as from other ancient texts on the Trojan War which added 'post-Homeric" episodes not found in the Iliad - texts such as Dictys' Chronicle of the Trojan War and Dares' Sack of Troy. With the renaissance of the novel as a genre from the 12th century on Achilles begins to reappear as a protagonist in narrative texts. Some of these have the Trojan War as their subject (the War of Troy, Ermoniakos' Iliad), while in one work the anonymous author uses elements of the Trojan cycle to create a mainly imaginary story (the Tale of Troy in ms Paris. Suppl. gr. 926). By contrast, in the Achilleid the anonymous author creates an imaginary hero, exploiting in part the signifier of Achilles' name, whereas a later reviser and "re-creator" of the work in the Naples manuscript tries to bring Achilles closer to his (post-)Homeric namesake. As a late Byzantine hero Achilles is not only a historical but (mainly) an "erotic" hero, that is, a hero in love.
In the seminar we will discuss the points in these romances where history and themes of love converge.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 349 - Modern Greek poems and short stories on themes of Antiquity from the Romantic Age to 1930
Instructor: Alexis Politis
Description: The aim of the seminar is to analyze Greek literary production (original or translated) on Antiquity. Does it function more as a national heritage, as a universal myth, or as an ideological disguise? How does the image of ancient Greece change as we pass from Romantics to Parnassians, to Symbolism, Aesthetism and Neo-Symbolism? What do modern Greeks choose to translate, and what relationship can we observe between original and translated texts?
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 367 - 燥 礴筮 篝 腼泔翦黜哚 麸 20稞 衢
Instructor: Angela Kastrinaki
Description: The discovery of the island as a setting in Modern Greek prose. Which are the periods when this theme becomes more common? Which other themes are combined with this? Mapping of the favourite islands in Modern Greek literature and definition of their function.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 369 - The formation of idealist criticism from I. Polylas to G. Apostolakis
Instructor: Dimitris Polychronakis
Description: The subject of this seminar is the historical development of idealism in literary criticism from the Ionian critics (Stais, Polylas, Kalosgouros) to the Athenian theorists such as K. Hatzopoulos, P. Nirvanas, G. Kambysis, S. Alimbertis and G. Apostolakis. The basic theme of the seminar is the similarities but also the differences between these two epochs of literary criticism, or the transformation of romantic idealism into modern aesthetism, which prepares the way for the arrival of Symbolism in Greek philology.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

团种 399 - From Baudelaire to Valery. The influence of French poetry on the Greek poets of the 20s and 30s
Instructor: Christina Dounia
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination



Linguistics

盟僦 120 - Introduction in Applied Linguistics
Instructor: Georgia Catsimali
Description: The course analyses the methods of teaching language as a mother tongue, second or foreign language: traditional (grammar -translation method) audio-visual, communicative approach. The skills (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing) are discussed with reference to Modern Greek language.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 145 - Psycholinguistics
Instructor: Despoina Papadopoulou
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 152 - On the Phonology of the Greek Dialects
Instructor: Ioanna Kappa
Description: 蒼troduct飏y course on the phonology of Greek Dialects (Northern and Southern dialects, Cypriot, Cappadocian, Pontic). Presentation of the main phonological characteristics of each dialect, as well as of the similarities and differences between them. Analysis of phonological phenomena within current theoretical approaches.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 156 - Morphology
Instructor: Evangelia Thomadaki
Description: The course aims at familiarizing the students with the fundamental issues of morphological theory. An account of classical problems of morphological analysis will be given, based on examples from Greek and other languages. In addition different models of morphological structure will be presented and discussed in the light of recent theoretical developments.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 165 - Syntax I
Instructor: Elena Anagnostopoulou
Description: This is a general introduction which covers those notions that are fundamental to syntactic theory. The course treats basic constituent structure, basic argument structure and introduces the concept of syntactic dependencies. Technical machinery is explained in a way accessible to students with no previous training in formalisms. Comparison between traditional and theoretical syntax in the description of Modern Greek.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 175 - Structure of Modern Greek Language
Instructor: Georgia Catsimali
Description: The course explores the notion of "grammar" vs. grammatical theory, the use of reference grammar, vs. pedagogical grammar and the different perspectives of grammatical analysis (descriptive, prescriptive, explanatory, etc.). By comparing different studies of Modern Greek grammar (Triadafyllides, Mackridge, Clairis-Babiniotis, Holton-Mackridge-Philippaki), we dwell in main characteristics of Modern Greek in terms of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 181 - Introduction to Logic and Formal Semantics
Instructor: Alexis Kalokerinos
Description: This course follows on from the Introduction to Semantics and Philosophy of Language. No other specialist knowledge is required; we will begin with a revision of set theory. From there we will move on to an introduction to propositional logic, predicate logic, natural deduction theory and finally to intentional logic. At every stage we will discuss the applications of logic to semantics and pragmatics. Further attention will be devoted to the theory of quantifiers in natural language, definite descriptions and event semantics. The course concludes with a look at more specialist theories, such as Montague grammar, Situation Semantics and Discourse Representation Theory.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

盟僦 345 - Experimental Approaches to Languange Understanding
Instructor: Despoina Papadopoulou
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

盟僦 357 - Derivation and Composition in Modern Greek
Instructor: Evangelia Thomadaki
Description: The seminar focuses on issues concerning the derivational structures of Modern Greek Problems of delimitation between affixation and composition, different types of derivational and compound structures, the non-isomorphism between semantic and morphological structure, the issue of productivity will provide topics for discussion and projects.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

盟僦 380 - Issues in Pragmatics and Linguistic Anthropology
Instructor: Alexis Kalokerinos
Description: This seminar looks in greater depth at the third and final main issue in the Introduction to Semantics and Philosophy of Language (see above).
We will survey two groups of theories which define two basic areas in linguistic pragmatics - those covering conversational implicatures and speech acts - and discuss the overall picture of meaning provided when they are used in tandem.
Once equipped with the necessary pragmatic theory, we will readdress a fundamental issue touched upon in previous courses such as the Language Instinct, one best summed up in three words: language, cognition, society. We will follow the dispute between social and cognitive anthropology and formulate our own position in the debate.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper



Theatre-Cinema Studies and Musicology

萅E 280 - Stage-Direction in Europe and Greece
Instructor: Antonis Glytzouris
Description: Less than two hundred years ago the profession of stage-director was almost unknown; nowadays he is considered the chief artist of the theatre. This lecture course provides an opportunity for the student to acquire an outline of the rise of the director from his shadowy origins in the middle of the 19th century up to his victory on the European and Modern Greek stage during the Inter-War years.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

刃A 150 - An Introduction to American Theatre
Instructor: Andreas Dimitriadis
Description: The historical background, the early stages and the development of 20th century American theatre will be examined. A close look at major writers and their work will include Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Arthur Miller.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

KNE 165 - Greek Film Genres
Instructor: Elise-Anne Delveroudi
Description: Greek genres (Comedy, Melodrama, Noir etc.) are described and discussed in terms of Genre Theory.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

绦林 183 - History of European music: from Romantism to the 20th century.
Instructor: Tasos Hapsoulas
Description: This lecture refers to the evolution of European music in the romantic period and the 20th century. The musical forms of these two periods will be studied as well as, organological issues, the evolution of the theory of composition, biographies of the most important composers and topics in music aesthetics. Special attention will be paid to the modernisation of 20th century music which is characterised by the pluralism of different musical trends. Various aesthetic aspects such as impressionism, expressionism, futurism, neoclassicim as well as electronically synthesized music, will be studied.
Type: Lecture - Assessment: Written examination

萅E 343 - Research Problems in 19th century Greek Theatre
Instructor: Andreas Dimitriadis
Description: The approach to special aspects of Greek theatre history through the use of primary and secondary sources. Research methods, including the classification and the evaluation of sources, will be employed in an attempt to synthesize data and draw conclusions.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

刃A 320 - Carlo Goldoni's comedies
Instructor: Antonis Glytzouris
Description: Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) is a well-known representative of the 18th century drama and one of the top playwrights of Italy. One of his major achievements was the reformation of the Commedia dell' Arte tradition, as well as the depiction of the new-born bourgeois class in a long series of comedies, which remain enjoyable for the modern playgoer. These comedies constitute the main body of this seminar, which in part will give attention to the reception of Goldoni's comedies in Greece from the 18th to the 20th century.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

KNE 361 - Giorgos Tzavellas, a Greek Director
Instructor: Elise-Anne Delveroudi
Description: The films by G. Tzavellas, a Greek mainstream director, are discussed from several perspectives taking into account their relation to the Greek film production of the fifties.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

绦林 340 - "Libretto": the relation of lyrics and music in opera.
Instructor: Tasos Hapsoulas
Description: From the very beginning of opera the libretto was considered to be as important as the music. The aim of this seminar is to highlight the relation of lyrics and music in opera as well as the musical ways of expressing the emotional backgrounds of lyrics. This aim will be achieved through a historical review of opera and the presentation of libretti of operas by European composers from different times.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper





Postgraduate Courses

WINTER SEMESTER

COMMON SEMINAR

Title: Common seminar: Aristotle's Poetics
Instructor: Joanna Yatromanolaki
Description: The course's aim is to introduce the graduate students to and familiarize them with the basic principles of Aristotle's theory of poetics. It combines a close reading of the text together with required assignments, oral and written, and participation of all students in preparing the subjects of each meeting.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper


DIVISION SEMINARS

Title: Greek and Roman Epic
Instructor: Odysseus Tsagarakis
Description: This is an extensive study of the use and significance of the thematic motif of "catabasis" and of related motifs (the journey to the land of the Dead, nekyomanteia) in Homer (Odyssey XI) and Virgil (Aeneid VI), on the basis of the original Greek and Latin texts and of other sources (poetic, historical, archaeological) from the Epic of Gilgamesh down to the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: Literary journals during the Civil War
Instructor: Angela Kastrinaki
Description: The seminar will examine ideological and artistic developments in the years 1945-1950. Basic themes for discussion will be 1) The changes in the political and ideological positions of Greek intellectuals; 2) The views of the political factions on art; 3) The percentage of subject-matter relating to the political events and to other topics in art and in critical articles.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: Editorial problems of Byzantine Hymnography. The editorial problem of the Akathistos Hymn.
Instructor: Theocharis Detorakis
Description: General introduction to the methodology of editing liturgical hymns (kontakia, canons, etc.). Editorial problems of the Akathistos. Manuscripts and editions. Critical review of the editions of the Akathistos Hymn, especially of the latest one (C. Trypanis, Fourteen Early Byzantine Cantica, Wien 1968, 17-39). The need for a new critical edition of the Akathistos Hymn on the basis of more new and unknown manuscripts.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: Phonology
Instructor: Ioanna Kappa
Description: This course will focus on the recent developed theoretical framework of Optimality Theory (OT). The main concepts of the theory will be discussed and the way in which OT accounts for the central issues in linguistics: the universals, variation and markedness. A tentative list of topics and readings (covering various areas of phonology, such as features, syllable structure, stress etc.) will be given, and will be supplemented according to the interests of the class. Students will be expected to lead discussion of a few papers during the course and to develop independent research projects.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: History and historiography of the Greek Theatre/Cinema
Instructor: Theodore Hadjipantazis
Description: Methodology in the historical approach of theatre/cinema studies.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper




SPRING SEMESTER

COMMON SEMINAR

Title: Aristotle in European poetic theory
Instructor: Theodore Hadjipantazis
Description: The reception of Aristotle's Poetics in post-Medieval Europe. New theories for drama up to the era of Romanticism
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper


DIVISION SEMINARS

Title: Lyric Poetry in Ancient Greece and Rome
Instructor: Lucia Athanassaki
Description: Comparative study of the genres of Greek monodic and choral lyric and their Roman transformations under the influence of Callimachean principles and the different sociopolitical context.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: Umbero Eco and Deconstruction: Problems in narratology
Instructor: S. N. Philippides
Description: The subject of this seminar will be some books by Umberto Eco: Interpretation and Overinterpretation, Six Walks in the Fictional Woods and The Role of the Reader. Eco's views will be examined in opposition to those of the Deconstructionists who participated in the debate (included in the first of the above books), in order to calculate their impact on the understanding of the narrative text.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: Picture and Word: Convention and Reality in the Byzantine descriptions of works of art
Instructor: Ioannis Vassis
Description: This seminar will investigate the following topics: descriptions of works of art as a rhetorical genre in the Byzantine era; tradition and originality. Students will examine representative texts in prose and verse chosen from eleven centuries, by authors such as Asterios of Amaseia, Procopios of Gaza, Paul the Silentiary, Constantine the Rhodian, Nicolaos Mesarites, Manuel II Palaiologos etc.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: Syntax
Instructor: Elena Anagnostopoulou
Description: In-depth study of a limited number of topics in syntactic theory. The seminar will present on-going research in these areas and will attempt an evaluation of hypotheses in the light of empirical evidence. Although much of the evidence will come from Greek, evidence from other languages will also play an important role, in keeping with the comparative perspective of modern syntactic theory which is based on the notion of Universals.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper

Title: The classical tradition in European Comedy
Instructor: Theodore Hadjipantazis
Description: A historical survey of the course of comic composition for the european stage, from its Greco-Roman origins to the end of the Age of the Enlightenment.
Type: Seminar - Assessment: Oral presentation and written term paper