GREEK PHILOLOGY

GREEK PHILOLOGY

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Code
65663
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The aim of philology is to bring a literary text back to the form as close as possible to the original one wanted by its author, thus removing the mistakes that are due to tradition. Philological work involves techniques and tools developed as a result of a long and lively history of this discipline, which originated a methodological debate on the validity of certain procedures. In few special cases the traditional procedure cannot be applied, therefore a different approach is required.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowing the underlying mechanisms and the terminology of textual criticism; acquiring competences needed to reconstruct manuscript tradition, to discuss variants, to suggest conjectural emendations of a text; learning to read a critical edition of an ancient Greek literary text and to fully understand the information in the apparatus and in the prefatio; becoming familiar with bibliographical tools and on-line databases relevant to this discipline.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participation in the activities and / or individual study will allow the student to:
- know the mechanisms and the terminology of textual criticism;
- apply general knowledge to the use of critical editions;
- use the bibliographical tools and online databases relevant to the discipline;
- understand and interpret data relating to Greek manuscript traditions;
- acquire an appropriate vocabulary to outline and critically discuss (also in writing) the different aspects of the discipline.

PREREQUISITES

A good command of ancient Greek language.

Teaching methods

Part 1: seminar-based lessons, with active contribution by the students, in order to adapt the level to the basic knowledge already possessed by the participants. On bibliographical tools and online databases guided practice exercises will be organized.

Part 2: lectures and guided practice exercises (group works will be in case organized, according to the number of participants).

Distance learning: the lessons will be delivered via videoconference on Microsoft Teams. Access code: qi0gite

Attendance at lessons and activities is highly recommended. Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher to arrange a different program. All the students are requested to register on the Aulaweb page of the teaching.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part 1:

– philology and textual criticism in relation to the transmission of ancient Greek literary texts: premises, aims, characteristics and methods;

– bibliographical tools and on-line databases relevant to this discipline.

 

Part 2:

Reading of selected passages from the Homeric poems and the pertinent scholiastic corpora, with discussion of their respective origins (both problematic, although for different reasons) and overview of their manuscript traditions, reading of the critical apparatuses, and autopsy of manuscript witnesses (when available online), consideration of the various ecdotic problems determined and resulting ecdotic techniques applied and relevant.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The reading list for this course, together with the lecturer's suggestions and instructions are available on the Italian version of the web page.

The passages examined in class (in a critical edition) will be made available on Aulaweb. The manuscripts examined in class and used for the exercises will be presented in digital reproductions available online.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: At DAFIST, Sezione Ellenica, via Balbi 4, or on Microsoft Teams. Please write an email to set an appointment.

Exam Board

LARA PAGANI (President)

SERENA PERRONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Part 1: seminar-based lessons, with active contribution by the students, in order to adapt the level to the basic knowledge already possessed by the participants. On bibliographical tools and online databases guided practice exercises will be organized.

Part 2: lectures and guided practice exercises (group works will be in case organized, according to the number of participants).

Distance learning: the lessons will be delivered via videoconference on Microsoft Teams. Access code: qi0gite

Attendance at lessons and activities is highly recommended. Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher to arrange a different program. All the students are requested to register on the Aulaweb page of the teaching.

LESSONS START

September 22, 2020.

ORARI

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

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EXAMS

Exam description

Production of a written report on a subject decided with the teacher (to be delivered to the teacher via email at least one week before the exam) and oral test. Students are not allowed to access the oral test before having passed the written report. The evaluation of the written report will be communicated via email. If the oral test proves insufficient, the evaluation assigned to the written report will remain valid. The final mark will be determined by a weighted average between the marks of the two tests according to the following ratio: written report: 40%; oral test: 60%. Both part of the exam must be sufficient.

Assessment methods

The production of a written report aims at assessing students’ knowledge of philological aspects of the text under discussion, students’ ability to understand the outcomes of these features on the textual constitution, students’ ability to write a well-structured and well-argued text and students’ command of terminology.

The oral test is an interview aimed at assessing students’ knowledge and understanding of tools and mechanisms of textual criticism, students’ knowledge of bibliographical tools and databases, students’ command of technical terminology, also by arguing in support of the points made in the written report.

‘Pass’ requirements are: a broad understanding of the conceptual tools in philology; ability to recognize methodological problems; ability to extract information from the critical edition of a text; correct use of technical terminology.

‘Excellence’ requirements are: full understanding of conceptual tools and solid command of technical terminology (the student is able to conduct an autonomous, critical analysis of methodological problems in philology, and he/she is able to work out in a critical and autonomous way all the information provided by the critical edition of a text).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
26/05/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance at lessons and activities is highly recommended. Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher to arrange a different program. All the students are requested to register on the Aulaweb page of the teaching.