Master's Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Ancient Greek, 120 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
A Degree of Bachelor of Arts (incl. degree project) in Ancient Greek or equivalent. English B/6 or equivalent.

Description

In addition to the mandatory faculty courses for this program – philosophy of science, research ethics, academic English – and the compulsory training of your academic language proficiency in Greek, you also select a field and courses for your spe…

In addition to the mandatory faculty courses for this program – philosophy of science, research ethics, academic English – and the compulsory training of your academic language proficiency in Greek, you also select a field and courses for your specialisation, related to the department’s research profile in the Greek language: syntax, semantics and philosophy of language.

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Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish

Subject

Classical Greek

Ancient Greek is a pillar of Western civilisation. It has influenced our thought as well as our language and literature. Without realizing it we use many words deriving from Greek. Western science and philosophy are to a large extent a reflection of Greek culture. It is no coincidence that modern philosophy is sometimes described as “a series of footnotes to Plato”. The works of Homer (the oldest literary texts in European literature) and of the tragedians are considered by many to be unsurpassed in our literary canon. Many important concepts originate from Ancient Greek. For example, “democracy” comes from a Greek word and, in fact, democracy took shape for the first time in ancient Greece. It is, in short, impossible to understand modern society without some knowledge of our Greek heritage. After the introductory level, a choice of courses is offered to the student: selected books from the Homeric epics, selections from poets such as Sappho and Alcaeus, dialogues of Plato, the always relevant tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, plays of the comic poet Aristophanes, speeches from the orators such as Lysias and Demosthenes. In addition, the student reads selections from the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, from Plutarch and Stoic philosophers such as Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius as well as important passages from the New Testament. The summer course “Greek tragedy and comedy translated into Swedish” does not require previous knowledge of Greek and is a good complement to other studies in literature and drama.

Classical Greek

Education events

Autumn 2017

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: The quality/subject of the Bachelor’s Thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Further information on the education:
http://www.ling.su.se/utbildning/alla-program-och-kurser/program/masterprogram-i-sprakvetenskap

Additional information: Application deadline 15 January..

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 45000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-20055

Autumn 2017

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: The quality/subject of the Bachelor’s Thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Further information on the education:
http://www.ling.su.se/utbildning/alla-program-och-kurser/program/masterprogram-i-sprakvetenskap

Additional information: Application deadline 18 April.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 45000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-20056