ARCHAEOLOGY OF MAGNA GRECIA

ARCHAEOLOGY OF MAGNA GRECIA

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Code
65166
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
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
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

In the wider context of the presence of the Greeks in the West, the course aims to present a historical and archaeological picture of the phenomenon of Greek "colonization" in southern Italy, from the first contacts to the Roman conquest (with appropriate references to Greek Sicily).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the tools to understand, in their diachrony, the historical, economic and social factors behind the colonial phenomenon lato sensu, and to interpret the cultural aspects and material culture data, including artisan and artistic productions, that characterize the poleis of Magna Graecia.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the course the students will be in possession of the keys to understand and historically contextualize the birth and development of the apoikiai in southern Italy, within a framework that also takes into account the relationships between South-Italian Greek and non-Greek populations, and their evolution over time. They will be able to critically analyze the mythical and historical sources on the foundations and the history of the Greek colonies in southern Italy. They will also have an in-depth knowledge of the urban planning and the arrangement of domestic, public and sacred spaces in the poleis of Magna Graecia, with particular attention to the most important monumental contexts, and of the most significant aspects of the relationship between each city and its own territory. He will also have become familiar with the most recognizable elements of material culture, in particular artisan and artistic productions.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures/lessons, with use of Powerpoint; reading assignments followed by discussion in class. Teaching materials can be found in Aulaweb. Students attending the course are required to prepare an individual research on a specific topic, agreed with the teacher, that shall be the object of an in-class Powerpoint presentation during the course.
 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Contents for students who are attending the 6-CFU course

The Greeks in Magna Graecia: historical sources and archaeological data.

 

Contents for students who are attending the 9-CFU course

The Greeks in Magna Graecia: historical sources and archaeological data.

FURTHERMORE: Greeks and local populations in Magna Graecia.

 

Class activity may be integrated with participation in laboratory activities, lectures, archaeological excavations and surveys organized by the teacher.

 

REQUIRED TEXTS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who are attending the 6-CFU course

G. PUGLIESE CARRATELLI, Profilo della storia politica dei Greci in Occidente, in I Greci in Occidente, ed. by G. Pugliese Carratelli, Bompiani, Milano 1996, pp. 141-176.

E. GRECO, Archeologia della grecità occidentale 1: la Magna Grecia, Monduzzi Editore, Milano 2008.

G. F. LA TORRE, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d’Occidente, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011 (Sicilian cases will not be part of the exam; a careful reading of them is nevertheless highly recommended).

Further reading suggestions may be provided in class.

 

Bibliography  for students who are attending the 9-CFU course

G. PUGLIESE CARRATELLI, Profilo della storia politica dei Greci in Occidente, in I Greci in Occidente, ed. by G. Pugliese Carratelli, Bompiani, Milano 1996, pp. 141-176.

E. GRECO, Archeologia della grecità occidentale 1: la Magna Grecia, Monduzzi Editore, Milano 2008.

G. F. LA TORRE, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d’Occidente, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011 (Sicilian cases will not be part of the exam; a careful reading of them is nevertheless highly recommended).

Further reading suggestions may be provided in class.

MOREOVER:

G. DE SENSI SESTITO, S. MANCUSO (eds.), Enotri e Brettii in Magna Grecia, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ) 2011, pp. 95-153, 191-286 e 543-567.

G. DE SENSI SESTITO, S. MANCUSO (eds.), Enotri e Brettii in Magna Grecia II, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ) 2017, pp. 109-142 e 657-690.

 

Students unable to attend are requested to contact the teacher, to agree on a possible individual syllabus.

 

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 " Southern Italian red-figured vase-painters " will be providet in class. For students non attendig: L.TODISCO, Pittura e ceramica figurata tra Grecia, Magna Grecia e Sicilia, La Biblioteca,  Bari-Roma 2006.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday and Wednesday 16.00-17.00. Office hours can be arranged if valid reasons are provided. The teacher can be contacted by email: antonino.facella@unige.it

Exam Board

ANTONINO FACELLA (President)

SILVIA PALLECCHI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures/lessons, with use of Powerpoint; reading assignments followed by discussion in class. Teaching materials can be found in Aulaweb. Students attending the course are required to prepare an individual research on a specific topic, agreed with the teacher, that shall be the object of an in-class Powerpoint presentation during the course.
 

LESSONS START

February 17, 2020

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.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance is highly recommended; the students who cannot attend the course should contact the Professor in order to agree on a possible individual syllabus.

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

Information on the possibility of participating in laboratory activities and in excavation and survey campaigns in further archaeological sites will be provided in class.

For any further questions about the course and the exam, the teacher is available in office hours and can be contacted by email: antonino.facella@unige.it.