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Ancient culture studies 728


 
Module code AKG 728
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Verbal and non-verbal symbols in the Ancient World
A study of literary theory/theories and genres, for instance: criteria for the critical analysis of narratives, poetry, epics and drama in the Ancient World and the study and interpretation of the visual representations of the Ancient World. Depending upon each student’s specialisation and/or interest more attention will be paid to the literature and iconography of the Ancient Near East or the Greco-Roman or the early Christian world. Special attention is paid to the overlapping between verbal and non-verbal symbols, especially how one can be used as aid to interpret the other. Language students will read capita selecta of relevant literature from the Hebrew/Greek/Latin literary corpus.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English are used in one class
Department Ancient and Modern Languages and Cultures
Period of presentation Year

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