General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Art of Love by Ovid
Language English
Module lecturer Prof. dr hab. Ewa Skwara
Lecturer's email skwara@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position professor
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 4
USOS code 03-AP-ALO

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

- to gain knowledge about Roman love poetry, especially about Art of Love by Ovid;

- to gain knowledge of the political and social influences on Ovid’ poem;

- to develop the ability of interpretation of Ovid’s poetry;

- to develop research skills in the field of diverse levels of intertextual relationships: genres, motifs, and selected problems.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

- general familiarity with antiquity.

Syllabus

The subject of the seminar will be Ovid's Art of Love, supplemented with other examples of Roman love poetry.

1. Introduction

2-3. How to be loved?

4. Where to look for love?

5-6. Love bondage

7-8. Love is like war

9-10. Beauty and elegance

11-12. Feasts and wine

13. Letters

14, Love examples from mythology

15. Final test

 

Reading list

Ovid's Art of Love, supplemented with other examples of Roman love poetry.