Advanced study of Latin and acquisition of the methodological skills required for independent research
: Course requirement: 10 credits in the Latin language and literature SDA. Students who have already gained 15 credits in the same SDA must pass a preliminary written entry exam.
Course unit content
Course title: Seneca and liberal studies.
Through the commented reading of selected Senecan passages, this course's aim is to explore Seneca's view of the studies characterising the education of young Romans, and, on a broader scale, Seneca's view of arts. The relationship between grammar, philology and philosophy will be duly considered.
Close examination of topics in historical Latin morphology.
Students will carry out a piece of scientific research to be agreed upon with the professor.
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Recommended readings: Lecture part:
Reading references provided during lectures.
G. Mazzoli, Seneca e la poesia, Milano 1970
Seneca, Lettere a Lucilio. Libro XV: le lettere 94 e 95, Testo, introduzione, versione e commento a cura di M. Bellincioni, Paideia, Brescia 1979.
Specialised readings on research topics.
A. Ernout, Morphologie historique du latin, Paris 1989.
Assessment methods and criteria
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam covering the various syllabus topics and presentation of an individual research project to be agreed upon with the course professor.