The first part of the course aims at introducing students to the basics of Classical Philology and its methodology.
The second part of the course, through selected readings, focuses on historical, cultutral and literary dynamics occurring within Classical Philology and Antiquarianism.
- Knowledge and understanding
Through specific class activities, seminars and lectures the course will provide students with critical understanding of the literary and cultural background of Classical Philology.
- Applying knowledge and understanding
The study of the historical context and the analysis of the most characterizing aspects of the very first outcomes and application of Classical Philology will provide students with a general understanding of the main developments of the discipline. Students will so be given the possibility to broaden their literary spectrum and to better place historical and literary issues in their proper context. This will possibly result in a more complete understanding of the problems linked to the constitution textus.
- Making judgements
Thanks to theoretical and practical knowledge acquired during classes, students should be able to critically read and interpret ancient Greek and Latin texts, and thus be able to make personal judgements on ancient works and on their social and cultural background.
- Communication skills
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1) properly present a variety of technical topics linked to the constitutio textus;
2) properly read texts and critical apparatus.
- Learning skills
The course aims at providing students with methodological and learning skills useful for future employment (with particular reference to teaching and communication).