cod. 1005222

Academic year 2012/13
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
MINARINI Alessandra
integrated course unit
12 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course offers a technical introduction to textual criticism, enabling
the students to analyse and interpret the critical apparatus of an edition
and focusing the linguistic and stylistic features of the texts, both in
prose and in poetry


Pass a second preliminary written exam (prova scritta latino 2) , if students have already gained 18 credits in the same SDA (latin language and literature L-FIL-LET/04)

Course unit content

Greek Philology. The lectures will focus on the 'modern' collection of ancient Greek
popular poems, their complex tradition (direct and indirect) and finally on
their relationship with the 'high' poetic tradition and finally on their
modern editions.
Latin Philology.The ancient concept of progress: Epicurus, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca.
The concept of progress, that develops in antiquity in opposition to the
theory of recurrent cycles in human history, fluctuates also in ancient
ages between optimism and pessimism. The course focuses on som

Full programme

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Filologia Greca:
I. Poetae Melici Graeci, ed. D.L. Page, Oxonii (Oxford University Press1962 (carmina popularia: PMG 847-883); Greek Lyric, V. The New School
of Poetry and Anonimous Songs and Hymns, ed. and transl. by D.A.
Campbell, Cambridge, Mass.-London («The Loeb Classical Library»,
Harvard University Press) 1993, pp. 232-269 (Folk Songs); C. Neri, Sotto
la politica. Una lettura dei carmina popularia melici, «Lexis» XXI (2003)
1 9 3 - 2 6 0 ( c o n s u l t a b i l e i n h t t p : / / w w w . l e x i s o n l i n e . e u /
II. H.-G. Nesselrath (ed.), Introduzione alla filologia greca, ed. it. a c. di
Sotera Fornaro, present. di L. Canfora, Roma (Salerno) 2004 .
Filologia Latina:L.D. Reynolds, N.G. Wilson, Copisti e Filologi. La tradizione dei classici
dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Padova 1987.Supplementary bibliography will be added during the course

Teaching methods

Oral and seminar lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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