Students will develop knowledge and understanding in the field of the tradition and reception of classical texts, as well as in the discipline of paleography, and to some extent, in classical diplomatics. Direct contact with written sources from the past will be encouraged through the reading of texts and the use of various sources, as well as through the contribution of the history of classical tradition and paleography to historical and philological studies.
Knowledge and understanding:
Students will develop advanced knowledge and understanding in the field of the tradition and reception of classical texts, as well as in paleography, through the direct reading of texts and the use of various sources (manuals, scientific books and articles, facsimile tables of classical collections, digitized reproductions of manuscripts and documents now available online, etc.).
Applied knowledge and understanding:
Students will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in an interdisciplinary perspective, demonstrating proficiency in placing classical authors within their historical and cultural context, as well as recognizing, reading, and describing various types of scripts, both book scripts and documentary scripts, from their origins to the 15th century. Their comprehension skills and problem-solving abilities will be strengthened in relation to new or unfamiliar topics belonging to broader or interdisciplinary contexts connected to their field of study.
Autonomy and judgement:
Students will develop the ability to gather and interpret data necessary for formulating independent judgments regarding the reception of classical tradition and paleography, including reflections on other ancient and modern cultures. They will be able to integrate knowledge, manage complexity, and make judgments based on limited or incomplete information.
Upon completion of the course, students should have acquired the ability to effectively communicate literary and non-literary content and to develop clear cross-historical and literary pathways. Furthermore, thanks to the specific focus on communicative skills related to the history of writing, students will be able to communicate information, ideas, problems, and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist interlocutors. They will be able to formulate clear conclusions supported by their knowledge and explain the underlying rationale behind their conclusions.
The theoretical and disciplinary commitment will provide students with a certain methodological mastery and learning skills useful for future professions related to teaching and communication. Through the overall structure of the course, which focuses on the processes of the history of classical tradition and writing in various historical and social contexts, students will develop the necessary learning skills to continue studying autonomously and mainly self-directed in lifelong and continuous education paths.