cod. 1008131

Academic year 2018/19
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

- Knowledge and understanding: students will deepen their knowledge and understanding in the field of Greek language and literature, in philological and linguistic studies and in the analysis and critique of literary texts in Latin and Greek, also from a perspective teaching. Particular attention will be paid to the linguistic, metric and stylistic aspects; knowledge of literature and specialized skills for the application of modern information technology to the world as the elements of advanced research in this field. The acquired skills will allow to elaborate and adopt original ideas.
- Knowledge and understanding: students will be able to acquire the skills and abilities to study language and literature. In particular, the reading of Greek and Latin texts of poetry and prose in critical editions, with the acquisition of more in-depth skills related to an autonomy analysis of critical apparatuses, will be studied in depth; students will also find the right skills to understand the problems of interpretation, through the complete possession of IT tools. The skills of understanding and skills in solving problems with new and non-family will be strengthened, in broader or interdisciplinary contexts related to their field of study.
- Autonomy of judgment: students will develop the ability to collect and interpret useful and specific data, including transversal reflections on cultural and intercultural, scientific or ethical and related themes. They will be able to integrate knowledge, manage complexity and make judgments about limited or incomplete information.
- Communication skills: thanks to the attention to communication skills, students will be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists. He will be able to formulate conclusions clearly, supported by knowledge. They will also be able to explain the underlying relationship to their conclusions.
- Ability to learn: thanks to the general teaching system, which focuses on Greek and Latin languages and literatures, students will deepen the learning skills necessary to continue to study, in an autonomous and mainly self-directed way, in training courses permanent and continuous.


GL: 12 CFUs of Greek Literature (L-FIL-LET/02).
SAWCS: Have earned at least 10 credits in the scientific-disciplinary area of Latin (Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/04).
- Students must pass a preliminary written entry exam, if they have already gained 18 credits in the same SDA (Latin language and literature, L-FIL-LET/04).

Course unit content

GL:Aeolic poetry: Sappho, Alcaeus, Corinna (interpretation and study of the text and the tradition of selected fragments). It is also requested the translation and interpretation of a prose text (or of a post-classical poem).
SAWCS: Course title: Classical texts and informatics: stylistic and intertextual analysis of poems. The study of classical texts must be aided by text and bibliographical databases. Students must be able to use these research tools, with a full awareness of the potential of such tools as well as of the risks deriving from their exclusive and uncritical use.
Study and discussion of assigned individual research topics.

Full programme

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GL: Reference editions will be recommended at the beginning of the course in the extended version of the program (see also the ELLY platform).
SAWCS: Selected bibliography
Classical Philology unit
- P. Maas, Critica del testo, trad. it. di N. Martinelli, presentazione di G. Pasquali, con lo Sguardo retrospettivo 1956 e una nota di Luciano Canfora. – 3a ed., 2a rist., Firenze, Le Monnier
- G. Pasquali, Storia della tradizione e critica del testo, Firenze, Le Lettere.

Teaching methods

GL: lectures on the above mentioned texts. At the end of the course, a seminar will involve the students with the aim of preparing a research paper about a selected topic chosen in accordance between the teacher and the students.
SAWCS: the course consists of classroom lectures and exercises, followed by a weekly tutorial. Any support material will be distributed in class and stored on the elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

LG: the verification will take place during the final examination and will consist of an oral test on the different parts of the program with the aim of verifying:
1) security in reading and translating original texts; 2) the ability to interpret them from a linguistic, edcotic and content point of view; 3) the clarity of exposition, the ownership of speech and the appropriateness of the answers.
SAWCS: the exam consists of an oral and practical test on the different parts of the program and the discussion of an individual research agreed with the teacher.

The final grade is expressed in thirtieths and the student who does not demonstrate an adequate understanding of the essential points of the method or who will not be able to place the texts discussed in the historical-literary frame of reference will be considered insufficient. On the other hand, the student will be able to handle the concepts and terms of the discipline, discrete-good (22-26), who will show a greater capacity for critical, very good-excellent (27-30 e praise) who will have deepened the subject in an autonomous and meaningful way.

For further details, see the corresponding field in the Syllabus of the individual frequency modules.

Other information

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