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 [@]

GRW 4930 (22EO): Studies in Greek Literature: Greek Novel

MWF 3rd period
UST 0105

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

Office Hours: to be announced


  • Longus' Daphnis and Chhloe, by S.S. Byrne & E. P. Cueva (eds.)(Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers) ISBN: 086516593-9 (required) (required)
  • H. Liddell. An Intermediate Greek Lexicon (Oxford University Press) ISBN 0199102066 (recommended)
  • N. Marinone. All Greek Verbs (Duckworth Press) ISBN 0715617729 (recommended)
  • H. Smyth. Greek Grammar (Harvard University Press) ISBN 0674362500 (recommended)

  • Course Description

  • The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to this captivating genre of Greek literature. We will study selections from Longus' Daphnis and Chloe , while also examining the origins of Greek novel, excerpts from other Greek novels (in the original Greek or in translation) as well as the relation between Greek and Roman novel. We will also attempt to delve into its historical and socio-political background. While studying these works of literature, we will also focus on the improvement of grammatical and syntactical skills.
  • During our sessions, we will be going through the assigned for the day text. You will be responsible to have it translated before you come to class. We will be going over your homework together, translating, discussing the material, and answering questions on grammar and syntax. Finally, each student will need to work on a short presentation on a topic of his/her choice, which will be presented in class at the end of the semester.
  • You will also have announced quizzes ONLY on the discussed material.

  • Course Requirements

    • Daily preparation of the assigned material is required and necessary. This will also help you succeed in your quizzes and exams.
    • Quizzes
    • Two exams
    • One short project-presentation

    Exam dates:
    Friday, October 2nd
    Wednesday, December 9th

    Project Draft Due:
    Monday, November 23rd

    Project Presentation
    Monday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 2nd

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

  • Policies

    1. Your perfect 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.
    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:
  • A 93-100
  • A- 90-92
  • B+ 87-89
  • B 84-86
  • B- 80-83
  • C+ 77-79
  • C 74-76
  • C- 70-73
  • D+ 67-69
  • D 64-66
  • D- 60-63

  • Grades:
    Attendance and Participation 15%
    Quizzes 20%
    2 Exams 60% non-cumulative(30% each)
    Paper and Presentation 5%

    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences