KLAS2001 - European Literature in Antiquity


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 6 hours E

Course content

This course offers a survey of European literature from antiquity. Latin and/or Greek texts are read and studied either in the original language (classical studies alternative) or in translation (ancient civilisation).

Learning outcome

A candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome according to the course curriculum, defined as knowledge and skills:


The candidate is expected to

  • have knowledge about ancient poetry, with emphasis either on Greek or Roman lyric
  • have knowledge about the lyrical poetry's history (Greek or Roman)


The candidate is expected to

  • be able to read and interpret lyrical poetry (in the original language or in translation)
  • be familiar with the vocabulary used in the texts
  • be able to give analyses of the texts of the syllabus (in the original language: grammar, syntax and interpretations; in translation: interpretations based on state-of-the-art of research)
  • be able to identify the different metres of the texts in the original language
  • be able to discuss lyrical poetry in a literary, cultural and historical context
  • have basic skills in textual criticism

Learning methods and activities

1-2 seminars. Compulsory oral presentation of a chosen text.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Approx. 140 pages text, to be chosen in agreement with the lecturer.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Greek
  • Latin
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-12-19 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2024-05-10 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 5
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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