Didactics of Greek Language and Literature
cod. 1005941

Academic year 2016/17
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e letteratura greca (L-FIL-LET/02)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to provide didactics knowledge about the discipline. The student will acquire:

1.Knowledge and understanding:
- he/she will become acquainted with the contemporary didactics methods in use applying them to studying ancient languages;
- he/she will have acquired theoretical knowledge aimed at the organization and use of teaching materials (e.g. modular didactics, learning units, etc.) with reference to the study and learning of ancient languages.

2.Knowledge and understanding skills applied:
- the student will develop the skill regarding selection, organization and management of the lesson topic to the class;
- he/she has good knowledge and make proficient use of the "Indicazioni Nazionali".

3.Making judgments:
- students develop the ability to collect and explain data to state independent judgments within the discipline.

4.Communication skills:
- students will be able to communicate and express methodological conclusions inherent to the discipline in a comprehensible way and supported by the acquired knowledge;
- he/she will be able to clearly explain the lesson topic to the class.

5. Ability to learn:
- students will enhance the learning skills necessary to keep on to study, in an autonomous way, the developments of the discipline.


Greek Literature I (12 cfu) or two exams (6+6 cfu) of Greek Literature or Greek grammar or Greek philology or History of Greek language (L-FIL-LET/02) are recommended prerequisite for the course; good knowledge of Greek language and literature is recommended prerequisite for the course, but prerequisites will be assessed by the teacher according to the student's educational goals.

Course unit content

Greek elegy.
The Greek elegy is a genre that we can find throughout Greek literature from the origin. Reading, translations and commentary on Critia’s elegy. Aspects and problems in the didactic of Greek language (A13) and literature will be analyzed: main methodologies for teaching, design and development of teaching activities, study of teaching processes and technologies, study of the conceptual, epistemological and teaching nodes of teaching and learning the discipline.
A) reading, translations and commentary on Critia’s elegy.
B) 1. a selection of texts; 2. a teaching manual

Full programme

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A) M.L. West, Iambi et elegi Graeci, II, Oxford 19922; Poetae elegiaci. testimonia et fragmenta, edd. B. Gentili et C. Prato, II, Monachii et Lipsiae 2002.
B) 1. A. Nicolosi, Archiloco. Elegie, Bologna (Pàtron) 2013 (ISBN 9788855532365). 2. F. Roscalla, Arche megiste. Per una didattica del greco antico, Pisa 2009 (pp. 15-136); A. Taddei, Testi e contesti. Per una didattica della letteratura greca nei nuovi licei, Pisa 2011 (pp. 197-217). Moreover, G. Burzacchini, «Paideia» LV (2000) 322-332; R. Palmisciano, «AION(filol)» XXVI (2004) 245-284; C. Neri, in L. Canfora-U. Cardinale (edd.), Disegnare il futuro con intelligenza antica., Bologna 2012, 103-152. Additional critical essay will be assigned during the course.

Teaching methods

The teaching method in use is appropriate to the specific needs of the subject which requires the communication of the main course content through classes(reading, translation and commentary of texts); discussion with the student about didactics, textual problems; seminars. The teaching material will be available at the beginning of the lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material. The exam is divided into a series of 3 types of questions:
- the student will prove to be able to read, translate, analyze and comment (didactics aspects) texts studied during the course (A);
- the student will prove to have linguistic and literary knowledge and skills (B.1);
- the student will prove to have acquired knowledge of the topics (B.2).
The pass mark (in thirtieth) is achieved if the student proves to be able to answer to the three typology of questions. The outcome will be communicated immediately to the student.

A fail is determined by the lack of an understanding of the minimum content of the course, and the inability to express oneself adequately. A pass (18-21) are assigned to the student who will be able to exhibit with ownership the concepts and terms of the discipline, Middle-range scores (22-26) are assigned to the student who will show critical approach, Higher scores (27-30 e praise) are assigned to the student who will have deepened knowledge of the subject in an autonomous way, for example by consulting critical editions or by making comparisons on single editions of texts or different edition criteria.
The preparation, in agreement with the teacher, of a short essay, from which will start the exam, is required.

Other information

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