BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY

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Code
61363
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course proposes an initial approach to the knowledge of the Byzantine literary civilisation, analysed in the dual perspective of continuity vis-à-vis ancient Greek literature (whose heritage it has transmitted to a large degree) and innovation.

 

A knowledge of ancient Greek is necessary to take the course.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In the context of the three-year degree course no. 10, this course aims to give students the following knowledge, competences and abilities: - broad knowledge of the diachronic articulation of Byzantine literature and the fundamental types of literary genres by direct reading of texts,. - knowledge of the evolution of the Greek language in the middle ages with particular reference to diglossia - knowledge of how to conduct an initial exegesis of texts from the Byzantine literary culture, identify elements of continuity and, especially for students taking the medieval programme, and elements of discontinuity with the Hellenic ancient world.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

Byzantine and ancient Greek literature: analysis of continuity and innovation conducted on texts by authors from different chronological outlooks and literary genres.

The Greek language in the Byzantine millenium: continuity and change.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LIA RAFFAELLA CRESCI (President)

FRANCESCA GAZZANO

ANNA MARIA MESTURINI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

 

 

Class schedule

BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

oral exam: reading, translation and historical-literary, philological, linguistic commenting of texts presented in lectures to assess students’ knowledge and abilities to identify literary genres, the diachronic development of language and dialectical imitation/innovation in ancient Greek literature.

written exam: presentation of a report on a proposed critical text to assess student’s capacity for analysis and synthesis

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/01/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
26/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale