cod. 1005222

Academic year 2018/19
2° year of course - First semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
MINARINI Alessandra
integrated course unit
12 credits
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide knowledge, both exegetical and textual criticism, of the discipline. The student will acquire:

1.Knowledge and understanding:
- he/she will become acquainted with textual tradition and criticism;
- he/she will become acquainted with bibliographical sources of the topics.

2.Knowledge and understanding skills applied:
- well-rounded knowledge regarding exegetical abilities an textual criticism; he/she will develop the skill required to develop scientific researches;
- the student will develop skills regarding to read and to know primary sources, and to translate and comment critical editions of Greek and Latin texts.

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.

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.


Good knowledge of Greek and Latin guage and literature is recommended prerequisite for the course.
Latin Philology. Pass a preliminary written exam (prova scritta latino ) , if
students have already gained 18 credits in the same SDA (Latin language
and literature L-FIL-LET/04)

Course unit content

Greek Philology
Textual tradition of Ancient Greek Elegy.
Ancient Greek elegy is a genre that we can find throughout Greek literature from the origin. Reading, translations and commentary on Archilochus’ fragments with particular attention to the text tradition. Moreover, reading, translations and commentary on Critia’s elegy.
A) Reading, translations and commentary on Archilochus and Critias fragments.
B) 1. knowledge of ancient Greek textual tradition and textual criticism; 2. a selection of texts.
The extended program will be available on the Elly platform of DUSIC Dept. at the beginning of the lessons.

Full programme

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For the so called institutional part:
L.D. Reynolds-N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, 4 ed., Roma-Padova (Antenore) 2016. Recommended also
P. Chiesa, Elementi di critica testuale, Bologna 2012;
F. Montana, La filologia ellenistica: lineamenti di una storia culturale, Pavia (Pavia University Press) 2012.
For monographical parts see single sections of Greek Philology and Latin Philology.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and classes. Students will be encouraged to participate in
classroom lessons through individual accounts and seminars

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. The final score will be calculated by the arithmetic mean of the partial scores of the two courses. The evaluation is on 30-point scale

Other information

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