cod. 13342

Academic year 2012/13
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e letteratura latina (L-FIL-LET/04)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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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


Have earned 12 credits in the subject area of Latin Language and Literature; those who have already earned 18 credits in this subject area must pass a preliminary written exam

Course unit content

The ancient concept of progress: Epicurus, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca.
The concept of progress, that develops in antiquity in opposition to the theory of recurrent cycles in human history, fluctuates also in ancient ages between optimism and pessimism. The course focuses on some significant stages, from Greek antiquity to Roman republic and empire.

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

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