cod. 1003256

Academic year 2010/11
1° year of course - First semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
MINARINI Alessandra
integrated course unit
12 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course offers a technical introduction to textual criticism, enabling the students to analyse and interpret the critical apparatus of an edition and focusing the linguistic and stylistic features of the texts, both in prose and in poetry
Advanced study of Latin and acquisition of the methodological skills required for independent research


Have earned 10 credits in the subject area of Latin Language and Literature; those who have already earned 15 credits in this subject area must pass a preliminary written exam

Course unit content

Latin Philology: Addresses, reading public and audience in Horace's Odes
Horace’ odes are to be seen as conversations with real or fictious addressees and they include a wide range of characters: friends, ennemies, women, prominent or unknown persons. The course focuses on the dynamic relationship between poet and addressee.
Latin grammar: Seneca and liberal studies.
Through the commented reading of selected Senecan passages, this course's aim is to explore Seneca's view of the studies characterising the education of young Romans, and, on a broader scale, Seneca's view of arts. The relationship between grammar, philology and philosophy will be duly considered.
Close examination of topics in historical Latin morphology.
Students will carry out a piece of scientific research to be agreed upon with the professor.

Full programme

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L.D. Reynolds, N.G. Wilson, Copisti e Filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Padova 1987
G. Mazzoli, Seneca e la poesia, Milano 1970
Seneca, Lettere a Lucilio. Libro XV: le lettere 94 e 95, Testo, introduzione, versione e commento a cura di M. Bellincioni, Paideia, Brescia 1979.
A. Ernout, Morphologie historique du latin, Paris 1989

Teaching methods

Oral lesson

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials
The exam consists of an interview covering syllabus topics and presentation of an individual research project agreed upon with the course professor