ANCIENT GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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Code
64875
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd 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
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

This course analyses ancient Greek texts per se and in relation to periods and genres. There will also be historical-literary, philosophical analysis etc but the main focus is on direct reading and highlighting the most significant linguistic and critical-textual aspects of the works studied. A good knowledge of ancient Greek is necessary to take this course. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching objectives of the Greek language and civilisation course consist in giving students the following competencies, knowledge and abilities: being able to understand the main literary genres of ancient Greece by guided reading of texts in Greek; being familiar with the evolution of language and dialects by direct reading of texts; knowing how to use the tools of the discipline; knowing how to carry out an autonomous exegesis (at an elementary level) of texts; acquiring grammatical, linguistic, critical-textual, stylistic and metric 

TEACHING METHODS

The course is based on lectures but seeks to stimulate the active participation of students. If necessary, written exercises or “mini-dissertations”, to be orally expounded, will be proposed. Contributions from experts are envisaged. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

6 CFU

Alcibiades in Greek literature (readings from Andocides, Pseudo-Andocides, Plato, Plutarch).

9 CFU

Alcibiades in Greek literature (readings from Andocides, Pseudo-Andocides, Plato, Plutarch): analysis.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

VALTER LAPINI (President)

FRANCO MONTANARI

LARA PAGANI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course is based on lectures but seeks to stimulate the active participation of students. If necessary, written exercises or “mini-dissertations”, to be orally expounded, will be proposed. Contributions from experts are envisaged. 

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Staff will seek to assess competencies acquired in relation to texts explained during lectures and essays given for individual study. Students will be asked to read correctly and translate fluently one or more passages of the programme and comment them in grammatical, philological and literary terms on the basis of explanations given by teaching staff during the course. Moreover, students must demonstrate a comprehension of contents and aims of the various critical essays by expounding the main points clearly and synthetically.

Exam schedule

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