University of Florida
Department of Classics






Eleni Bozia, Ph.D.
Department of Classics
137 Dauer Hall
University of Florida
POBox 117435
Gainesville, FL 32611

Tel: (352) 392-2075
Fax: (352) 846-0297
E-Mail: bozia [@]

Self Practice System

CLA3114 (02D3): Greece Yesterday and Today

Tuesday 9-11 period
Flint 0050

Instructor: Dr. Eleni Bozia
Office: Dauer 137
Phone: 352 273 3694

Office Hours: Monday 8th / Wednesday 7th-8th

Teaching Assistant: David Hoot
Office Hours:Tuesday 12:30pm-1:55pm / Thursday 3pm-4:30pm
Location: Bryant room 301

Teaching Assistant: Rebecca Rohdenburg
Office Hours:to be announced
Location: Bryant room 301


  • There will be no textbook for this course. I will be uploading the pdf files or the powerpoints after each lecture. The exams and the quizzes will be on this material.

  • On-line Sources (FYI)

  • Greek TV: Link
  • Greek Music:Link
  • Greek Theater: Link

  • Schedule

    January01/10 01/17 01/24 01/31
    Essay 1
    Spring Break
    03/13 03/20 03/27
    April 04/03 04/10 04/17 04/24
    Essay 2

    Course Description

  • The Greek literary and cultural tradition has been highly influential throughout the millennia of its long history. From the time that Epic poetry was first composed in order to preserve in the memory of mankind the superhuman deeds of gods and heroes (c. 8th century BC), the Greek literary presence has been continuous and uninterrupted. Classical Greece was the birth-place of literature, drama, art, philosophy, and science. Ever since then, the remarkable achievements of the Greeks have become part of the heritage of the world. Under the Byzantine Empire, Greek civilization adapted itself to a new religion and system of government, and maintained the momentum of its long history with remarkable literary and artistic achievements. From the creation of the Modern Greek state at the beginning of the 19th century, Greek civilization has been able to re-define its identity once more, continue its traditions with vigor and energy, and with further intellectual and cultural achievements. The purpose of the course is to explore several important aspects of this remarkable phenomenon from antiquity up to the present day. This is an interdisciplinary course that approaches Greek civilization and culture from different angles, and is intended to cover a representative variety of issues such as, politics, philosophy, literature, art, history, economics, and culture, so that students acquire an all-round understanding of Greek civilization.
  • Every week there will be a lecture on some aspect of Greek Culture, History, Art, or Politics. The lectures will be given by the instructor of the course and by invited lecturers. In the first half of the semester we will be dealing with Ancient Greece and at the end you will need to submit a 3000 word essay on a topic related to Ancient Greece. In the second half we will deal with Modern Greece and at the end of the semester you will need to submit a 3000 word essay on a topic related to Modern Greece. At the end of each class there will be a quiz on the material of the previous lecture.
  • I have also developed an on-line Self-Practice System where you can take on-line quizzes and prepare for quizzes and exams. The Self-Practice System is compatible with i-phone, i-pad, and most of the popular internet browsers for computer and PDAs.

  • List of Topics

  • Homer and Oral Tradition
  • Greek Art
  • Alexander the Great
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Ancient Greek Theater
  • Ancient Greek Law
  • Introduction to Modern Greek History
  • Greek Language and Literature
  • Immigration
  • Religion and Anthropology
  • Greek Enginneering

  • Course Requirements

    • Attendance is mandatory. Attendance sheet should be signed at the beginning of each class.
    • Quizzes on the material of the previous sessions.
    • Two 3000 word Essays.
    • There is NO language requirement for this class.

    Essay Deadline:

    Tuesday, February 28th
    Tuesday, April 24th

    Late work/makeup work will not be accepted, unless
    appropriate documentation is provided.


    1. Your attendance is expected. The university recognizes the right of the individual professor to make attendance mandatory. After due warning, professors can prohibit further attendance and subsequently assign a failing grade for excessive absences.
    2. There will be no make-up work except in extraordinary and documented cases.
    3. Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the Instructor when requesting accommodation.
    4. The use of cellular devices during class is strictly prohibited. Refusal to comply results in immediate dismissal from class.
    5. Academic Honesty is expected at all times. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. On all work submitted for credit by students at the university, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."

    Minus grade scale: Frequently Asked Questions

    Attendance 30%
    Quizzes 20% (quizzes will be given at the end of the class on the material of the previous lecture)
    2 Essays 50% (25% each)
    Extra Credit 5%

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