ARCHAEOLOGY OF MAGNA GRECIA

ARCHAEOLOGY OF MAGNA GRECIA

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Code
65166
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-ANT/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course offers a historical and archaeological framework to understand the Greek presence in western Europe: the sites which were colonized starting from the 8th century B.C., and the dynamics which caused the foundation of poleis in specific areas of the Italian peninsula.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understanding the culture, the artistic and material expression of Greek populations in western Europe from the beginning of colonization to the impact with Roman civilization; being able to analyze documents and historical contexts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through the analysis of foundation myths (supported by archaeological remains in different sites), students will understand the "colonial urge" towards western Europe; They will be able to compare the interpretations of this phenomenon given by ancient (Greek and Roman) sources and the historical, political and economic situation which lead populations to colonize other areas. Moreover, students will understand the cultural and artistic development and the various transformations of colonies (due to the contacts with Italic populations), by studying the poleis and their territories.

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

The Greek of the Western world; historical and archeological sources for the Magna Graecia.

Contents for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

The Greek of the Western world; historical and archeological sources for the Magna Graecia.

FURTHERMORE:

Necropolis and the veneration of the Dead.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography  for students who are taking the 6-CFU course

G. PUGLIESE CARATELLI, Magna Grecia. Il Mediterraneo, le metropolis e la fondazione delle colonie, Electa, Milano 1985, pp. 9-244;
E.GRECO, Archeologia della Grecità Occidentale, Manduzzi Editore, Bologna 2008.
one book at choice:
E.DE JULIIS, MAGNA GRECIA. L'Italia meridionale dalle origini leggendarie alla conquista romana, Edipuglia, Bari 1996;
E.GRECO, Magna Grecia, Laterza, Bari 2008;
G.F. LA TORRE, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d’occidente, Laterza, Bari 2011.

Bibliography  for students who are taking the 9-CFU course

G. PUGLIESE CARATELLI, Magna Grecia. Il Mediterraneo, le metropolis e la fondazione delle colonie, Electa, Milano 1985, pp. 9-244;
E.GRECO, Archeologia della Grecità Occidentale, Manduzzi Editore, Bologna 2008.
one book at choice::
E.DE JULIIS, MAGNA GRECIA. L'Italia meridionale dalle origini leggendarie alla conquista romana, Edipuglia, Bari 1996;
E.GRECO, Magna Grecia, Laterza, Bari 2008;
G.F. LA TORRE, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d’occidente, Laterza, Bari 2011.
and:
Bibliography on "The cult of the dead" will be providet in class.

for students non attendig:

PONTRANDOLFO A., ROUVERET A., Le tombe dipinte di Paestum, Franco Cosimo Panini, Modena 1992.

PONTRANDOLFO A., Le necropoli e i riti funerari, in E. Greco (ed.), La città greca antica. Istituzionisocietà e forme urbane, Donzelli Editore, Roma 1999, pp. 55-81.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: FOR STUDENTS: Thursday 10-12 AM, Archaeology library, via Balbi 4, first floor For GRADUATING STUDENTS: Thursday 12 AM-1 PM, Archaeology library, via Balbi 4, first floor

Exam Board

BIANCA MARIA GIANNATTASIO (President)

SILVIA PALLECCHI

NICOLA CUCUZZA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lecture

LESSONS START

February 14, 2018

ORARI

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ARCHAEOLOGY OF MAGNA GRECIA

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam

Assessment methods

The exam will be oral. Minimum 'pass' requirements are: good knowledge of the history and civilization of the Magna Graecia, from its origins to the 3rd century B.C.; ability to critically analyze topics and to contextualize them; ability to express oneself clearly. Requirements for 'Excellence' are (in addition to the aforementioned requirements): good understanding of the dynamics which caused the colonization of western Europe; good understanding of the structure and the development of Magna Graecia's poleis; good understanding of the relationship with Italic populations; ability to provide a critical, historical and archaeological interpretation of themes.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is highly recommended: non-attending students, please get in touch with the professor in order to agree on a possible alternative exam programme.

It is possible to take part to the annual excavation campaigns in Nora-CA.