ANCIENT GREEK LITERATURE

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Code
64873
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course on Greek literature aims to give students, at the very least, an acceptable knowledge of the history of ancient Greek literature by reading a historical manual and some particularly important texts in the original language.

Students are required to have a good knowledge of ancient Greek in order to take lectures at a Master’s level. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

(History of literature with a written exam / Fundamentals of philology prosody and metrics)

The “Greek Literature” course for the three-year degree course aims to give students the essential outlines and the most relevant figures and genres of ancient Greece in its historical evolution from the origins to the Imperial age. An integral part of the programme is the choice of important and meaningful texts that must be tackled in the original language. The “fundamentals of philology prosody and metrics” course aims to give students basic notions of Greek philology and metrics in their most relevant aspects. In relation to the fundamentals of philology, in the first place students must acquire an adequate knowledge of the critical-textual terminology to enable them to decipher and interpret a critical system; secondly, essential historical data and basic principles of textual criticism will be given. In relation to metrics, lectures aim to give students the fundamental notions of prosody and knowledge of the most common and widespread metric systems of Greek poetry beginning with the hexameter and iambic trimeter. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To give students an in-depth knowledge of the history of ancient Greek literature and enable them to read some particularly important texts in the original language.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and analyses for teaching support. Test during the year with parts of texts prepared, translated and commented by students of the course.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Achilles and the invention of the Iliad

 

The course consists of a reading in the original language and commenting of different passages of the Iliad with the aim of illustrating the function of the character of Achilles in the construction of the narrative structure of the final version of the Iliad as it was transmitted to us, with substantial implications for the history of the formation of the poem and its deeper meanings.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 3 PM in professor Montanari's office, DAFIST, Hellenic section

Exam Board

FRANCO MONTANARI (President)

CLAUDIO BEVEGNI

LARA PAGANI

SERENA PERRONE

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and analyses for teaching support. Test during the year with parts of texts prepared, translated and commented by students of the course.

 

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written test (only for 9 cfu: a translation using a dictionary) and an oral test consisting in a discussion of: texts included in the programme and the monographic course with translation of some passages, questions on the language and historical-literary framework; history of literature.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In relation to the indicated teaching objectives, students are required to have a sufficient knowledge of Greek to translate the original texts with the help of a dictionary.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)
01/02/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)
30/05/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)
21/06/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)
12/07/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)
26/07/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)
06/09/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale locali DAFIST, via Balbi 4, piano ammezzato, studio Montanari (sez. Ellenica)