School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Undergraduate
Course code: WS-004 Semester: 6st
Course Title: History of the Ancient World III: Ancient Greek Historiography and Critique of the Sources
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
Lectures 3 6
Course type: Elective-Special background
Prerequisite courses: H-241 History of the Ancient World I
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: Yes
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    Learning outcomes: 
    Students become acquainted with written sources of ancient Greek history and their interpretation.

    General Competences: 

    Τhis seminar aims at making students familiar with various techniques of verifying the reliability of written historical sources, such as cross-examination, analogy, inductive or productive thinking, etc. During the seminar, an outline of the respective historical events is reconstructed and various testimonies of different degrees of reliability are assembled in their context. Students, in addition to verifying the reliability and identifying discrepancies between peer pieces of evidence, are asked to investigate possible motives and circumstances due to which the information material provided by the written sources is possible to be severely distorted.

    (3) SYLLABUS

    The seminar focuses on the study of particular topics in Greek historiography. More precisely, with cross-examination of multiple sources of information concerning political and social history,


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology :
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Lectures 39
    Study of written sources 60
    Writing an essay 60
    Course total: 159
    Student performance evaluation: Written essay in Greek.


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