LATIN PHILOLOGY

LATIN PHILOLOGY

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Code
90349
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The best textual problems ever. A collection of super famous loci uexati with the most gorgeous emendations ever made by ancient and modern scholars.

Selected passages: Catullo 64, 323-4; Cicerone, de off. 1,18, 61; Lucrezio 1, 122; 3, 1-5;  Virgilio, Aen. 4, 124-127 vs 1, 71-75; 9, 464; 10, 702-11; 11,18; 12, 50-54; Ovidio, am. 3,9, 37-8; met. 1, 1-4; 8-629-32; Ibis 569; Petronio 61,6; Marziale lib. spect. 21; Apuleio 2,27.

For more details see below.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • The course aims at providing students with the skills to analyze text and apparatus of any given latin text; students will be able to apply the tools of textual criticism to the selected texts and will acquire skills to deal with other manuscript traditions and/or philological problems of the latin texts.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS

  • The course aims at providing students with the skills to analyze text and apparatus of every Latin text; students will be able to apply the tools of textual criticism to the selected texts and will acquire skills to deal with other manuscript traditions and/or philological problems of the latin literary texts.
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AIMS II

Students must acquire the methodologies and tools to autonomously interpret and analyse any given Latin text from the point of view of its tradition, and with special attention to all the problems related to the transmission. Students must therefore be familiar not only with issues of grammar, syntax and metrics, but also with the peculiar lexicon of textual criticism

The course particularly aims at providing students with the skills to analyze both the problems in the literary texts selected by the lecturer and the greatest textual solutions given to them; students will be able to apply the tools of textual criticism along with literary history, and will acquire skills to deal with any other manuscript traditions and to examine any kind of textual problems. At the end, the students will acquire:

  • Knowledge of the pre- and post-Lachmannian practice of textual criticism, of the  critique rules and precepts to emend ancient texts;
  • knowledge of the tradition and ecdotical history of a series of latin texts;
  • Ability to apply the learned methodology to any other Latin texts. 
  • Ability to read a latin text and to identify and explain the main textual problems / loci vexati contained in it, as well as to describe the different solutions for them.
  •  Ability to analyze and comment text and apparatus of any given literary edition (among the main modern critical editions such as OCT, Teubner, Budé, etc.).

PREREQUISITES

The course takes for granted perfect knowledge of italian language, complete mastery of latin grammar, syntax and metrics, very good knowledge of latin literature.

In order to fill any gaps in each of these fields, students are strongly required to read and study the "ultimate bible for latin students":

A.Traina, G.Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario, Bologna 1988.

Further bibliography will be suggested and commented on the first day of the course.

 

Please, note: Students that may not attend the classes are strongly encouraged to ask the teacher about the program and the alternative bibliography.

Teaching methods

Lectures in classroom (54 hours, 9 CFU); each lecture will last from 2 to 2,5 hours (based on need); towards the end of the course, some lectures may take the form of seminars (depending on the students' ability).

Participation to the classes is strongly encouraged, though attendance at the course is not mandatory in order to take the exam. During the lessons, students will be given advices and suggestions to prepare the exam and will take advantage of some hints and test simulation. See also italian section.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The best textual problems ever. A collection of super famous loci uexati with the most gorgeous emendations ever made by ancient and modern scholars.

Selected passages: Catullo 64, 323-4; Cicerone, de off. 1,18, 61; Lucrezio 1, 122; 3, 1-5;  Virgilio, Aen. 4, 124-127 vs 1, 71-75; 9, 464; 10, 702-11; 11,18; 12, 50-54; Ovidio, am. 3,9, 37-8; met. 1, 1-4; 8-629-32; Ibis 569; Petronio 61,6; Marziale lib. spect. 21; Apuleio 2,27.

 

The course presents a selection of very famous loci uexati in the greatest authors of Latin Literature and some exemplary emendations made by ancient and modern scholars. The most attractive interventions ever made on corruptions that have damaged latin texts will be used to explain different categories of the text-critical enterprise.

A selection of newer text critical ideas and conjectures that deserve consideration will add to teach students all the skills necessary to analyze texts and to properly read their  apparatus.

  • Please, note: the course will be held in italian. The lecturer will discuss some aspects of the subjec and/or some textual problems  in english, if necessary.

Other texts:

Bibliografia

1) Ovidio, Met., I

Bibliografia:  Ovidio. Metamorfosi, a cura di G. Rosati- C. Faranda Villa, Milano 200*

2) Virgilio, Eneide, libro II.

Bibliografia: S. Casali (a cura di), Virgilio, Eneide 2, Introduzione, Traduzione e Commento, Ediz. della Scuola Normale, Pisa 2017. 

3) Virgilio, antologia dalle Bucoliche (egloga 6 e 10).

Bibliografia: A. Cucchiarelli, Publio Virgilio Marone. Le Bucoliche, introd. e commento a cura di A. Cucchiarelli, Traduzione di A. Traina, Carocci, Roma, 2012.

4) Apuleio, Le Metamorfosi (libro  VIII + lettura in italiano di Amore e Psiche)

Bibliografia: Apuleio, Metamorfosi o L'asino d'oro, a cura di L. Nicolini, Bur, Milano 2005.

Nota: per l'apparato dei testi di complemento, gli studenti potranno studiare anche su tutte le altre edizioni critiche disponibili nella biblioteca, previo accordo con la docente.

 

Manuali per la parte istituzionale: uno a scelta tra

-T. Braccini, La scienza dei testi antichi. Introduzione alla filologia classica, Firenze, 2017 (o altro manuale da concordare previamente con la docente).

-P. Chiesa La trasmissione dei testi latini. Storia e metodo critico, Roma 2018.

In aggiunta: per una preparazione accurata di testi e analisi grammaticale e sintattica, si raccomanda:

A. Traina, G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino Universitario, Bologna, Pàtron 1988.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

1) Ovid, Met., I

Ovidio. Metamorfosi, a cura di G. Rosati- C. Faranda Villa, Milano 200*

2) Virgil, Aen. II.

Bibliografia: S. Casali (a cura di), Virgilio, Eneide 2, Introduzione, Traduzione e Commento, Ediz. della Scuola Normale, Pisa 2017. 

3) Virgil, selection from Egl. (6 e 10).

Bibliografia: A. Cucchiarelli, Publio Virgilio Marone. Le Bucoliche, introd. e commento a cura di A. Cucchiarelli, Traduzione di A. Traina, Carocci, Roma, 2012.

4) Apuleio, Le Metamorfosi (libro  VIII + lettura in italiano di Amore e Psiche)

Bibliografia: Apuleio, Metamorfosi o L'asino d'oro, a cura di L. Nicolini, Bur, Milano 2005.

 

 

Manuali per la parte istituzionale: uno a scelta tra

-T. Braccini, La scienza dei testi antichi. Introduzione alla filologia classica, Firenze, 2017 (o altro manuale da concordare previamente con la docente).

-P. Chiesa La trasmissione dei testi latini. Storia e metodo critico, Roma 2018.

In aggiunta: per una preparazione accurata di testi e analisi grammaticale e sintattica, si raccomanda:

A. Traina, G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino Universitario, Bologna, Pàtron 1988.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: tuesday 17:30 -19:00 /  everyday BAO

Exam Board

LARA NICOLINI (President)

BIAGIO SANTORELLI

GABRIELLA MORETTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures in classroom (54 hours, 9 CFU); each lecture will last from 2 to 2,5 hours (based on need); towards the end of the course, some lectures may take the form of seminars (depending on the students' ability).

Participation to the classes is strongly encouraged, though attendance at the course is not mandatory in order to take the exam. During the lessons, students will be given advices and suggestions to prepare the exam and will take advantage of some hints and test simulation. See also italian section.

 

LESSONS START

18 september 2018

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

LATIN PHILOLOGY

EXAMS

Exam description

Knowledge and skills will be verified through a written test consisting of the translation of a short piece of Apuleius' met. and the description of one or more textual problems included in the apparatus; an oral exam, with questions about the historical and cultural context of the apuleian text and its manuscript tradition, followed by the reading of a passage, and some questions about the text (to be translated) and apparatus; all the textual problems discussed in class will be part of the exams and students must demonstrate the capacity to explain them and offer solutions to them.

 

Assessment methods

Following a written test during the year (date to be arranged), the final test will consist of a 40 - 50 minutes oral text with the teacher (who is also the Chair of the commitee board) and in particular of:

- at least two questions on the ‘institutional’ part, and at least two on the monographic part.

- reading, translating, discussing a passage among the many explained during the lectures; reading, translating and interpreting a passage from each of the other texts in the programme.

   The preparation will be considered adequate (with marks expressed out of thirty) if the student will demonstrate the following skills:

  - Accurate and thorough exposition (in good and clear italian language) of the learned content demonstrating command of the methodology and lexicon of classical philology;

  - Articulated elaboration of teaching content.

- mastery of translation and grammar.

For further details, see the italian section.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
05/02/2020 11:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the classes.