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CLA3114 (x6602): Greece Yesterday and Today

Thursday 10-E1 period
FLG 0270

Instructor: Dr. Eleni Bozia
Office: Dauer 135
Phone: 352 392 2075
E-mail: bozia@ufl.edu

Office Hours: Monday 4th -5th periods/ Friday 4th period

Teaching Assistants:

David Hoot
e-mail: dhoot@ufl.edu
Office Hours: Grinter Hall 460 Tuesday 12:30-2 p.m. and Thursday 9:30-10:30

Lindsay Rogers
e-mail: ljrogers@ufl.edu
Office Hours: Grinter Hall 460 Wednesday 12:30-2:30p.m.


  • 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 those materials.

  • On-line Sources (FYI)

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

  • Schedule

    Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
    January 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28
    February 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25
    Exam 1
    March 3/4 3/11
    Spring Break
    3/18 3/25
    April 4/1 4/8 4/15
    Exam 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 (February 25th) there will be an exam. In the second half we will deal with Modern Greece and there will be a second (non cumulative) exam at the end of the semester (April 15th). At the end of each class there will be a quiz on the material of the previous lecture.

  • List of Topics

  • Homer and Oral Tradition
  • Greek Art
  • History and Daily Life
  • Greek Music
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Alexander the Great
  • Ancient Greek Theater
  • Introduction to Modern Greek History
  • Greek Language and Literature
  • Immigrants in Greece
  • Religion and Anthropology
  • Greek Media, Music, and Theater

  • Course Requirements

    • Attendance is mandatory.
    • Quizzes on the material of the previous sessions.
    • Two exams (non-cumulative).
    • There is NO language requirement for this class.

    Exam dates:

    Thursday, February 25th
    Thursday, April 15th

    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 Exams (non cumulative) 50% (25% each)
    Extra Credit 5%

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