GREEK LITERATURE

GREEK LITERATURE

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Code
80429
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/02
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Greek literature includes some of the greatest masterpieces of poetry and thought of all time. In the training of a European citizen, this knowledge plays an essential role because it fosters a critical understanding of the main problems of man.

The study of ancient Greek literature is also relevant for future archaeologists (class LM-2), who will encounter aspects of ancient civilizations in their professional activity. A special program is planned for them.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Ancient Greek literature includes some of the greatest masterpieces of poetry and thought of all time. In the formation of a European citizen, this knowledge plays an important role, especially if held at a good level, because it favor the critical understanding of the main problems of man throughout his history.

The study of Ancient Greek literature is also important for future archaeologists, who will encounter aspects of ancient civilizations in their professional activities.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the history of ancient Greek literature and have some particularly significant texts read in the original language. Furthermore, to stimulate reflection on the problems of human life in the world, which accompany the development of humanity over the centuries, starting from the reflections of the ancient Greeks.

Students are expected to acquire a sufficiently broad and in-depth critical knowledge of different aspects of ancient Greek literature, expanding the knowledge acquired in the three-year course of the same discipline in quantity and quality.

At the end of the course the student must be able to know and describe the most relevant figures and genres of the literary civilization of ancient Greece, with adequate awareness of their historical and cultural value and significance for the development of modern civilizations. Moreover, the student must be able to read the major authors in the original language

 

ARCHAEOLOGY (LM-2). The objectives of this teaching for LM-2 consist substantially in achieving a sufficient knowledge of the literature and language of ancient Greece, so that future archaeologists are able to read and understand Greek texts of medium complexity and to understand aspects of ancient Greek civilization that will happen to meet them in their professional activity.

PREREQUISITES

A good knowledge of ancient Greek language and of the history of Greek literature, based on what was learned in the previous three-year course.

 

ARCHEOLOGY (LM-2). A sufficient knowledge of ancient Greek language and of the basics of the history of Greek literature.

Teaching methods

Lectures and teaching support for further information and deepening.

Tests during the year with parts of texts prepared, translated and commented by students of the course.

For students of the ARCHEOLOGY class (LM-2): the texts of the monographic course must be known in Italian translation, except for small parts indicated in class. No written test.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

MONOGRAPHIC COURSE FOR ALL STUDENTS

The democracy debate in the ancient Greek literature of the V-IV cent. BC

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

TEXTS FOR THE MONOGRAPHIC COURSE

HANDBOOK: it is recommended one of the following handbooks: D. Del Corno, Letteratura greca, Milano, Principato, 1988; L. E. Rossi, Letteratura greca, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1995; G. A. Privitera – R. Pretagostini, Storia e forme della letteratura greca, I-II, Torino, Einaudi Scuola, 1997; A. Porro – W. Lapini, Letteratura greca, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017).

(1) Pseudo-Senofonte, Costituzione degli Ateniesi, a cura di G. Serra, con un saggio di L. Canfora, Milano, Mondadori, 2018;

(2) Plato, Republic, books I (Greek) II e III (Italian);

(3) Plato, Epistles;

(4) Anonimo di Giamblico, introduzione, traduzione e commento di M. Mari, Milano, Rizzoli, 2003.

 

MORE INFORMATIONS

At the beginning of the lessons will be given indications on the texts for the course and for the exam. Texts and other materials will also be made available in Aulaweb. During the course there are intermediate forms of verification of the level of learning, consisting in the translation by the students of parts of the texts examined.
Students who can not attend or who intend to iterate the exam are asked to contact the Professor.

 

Archaeology class (LM-2)

(1) Xenophon, Oeconomicus, in Greek (in an edition chosen by the student);

(2) an entire book of the Iliad and of the Odyssey chosen by the student, in Italian (in an edition chosen by the student);

(3) an entire tragedy of Sophocles’ or Euripides’, in Italian, chosen by the student.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: ---

Exam Board

GABRIELLA MORETTI (President)

LARA NICOLINI

VALTER LAPINI (President Substitute)

DILETTA VIGNOLA (Substitute)

BIAGIO SANTORELLI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and teaching support for further information and deepening.

Tests during the year with parts of texts prepared, translated and commented by students of the course.

For students of the ARCHEOLOGY class (LM-2): the texts of the monographic course must be known in Italian translation, except for small parts indicated in class. No written test.

LESSONS START

First semester.

ORARI

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GREEK LITERATURE

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test (only for 9 cfu: a translation using a dictionary) and an oral test consisting in a discussion of the texts included in the programme and the monographic course with translation of some passages, questions on the language and historical-literary framework; history of literature.


The three following factors will account for the final grade of the exam:

30% score of the preliminary written test (only for 9 cfu)
50% basic knowledge
20% personal skill in processing knowledge and ability in communication

Assessment methods

In relation to the learning outcomes, assessment includes:

1) assessment of students' knowledge of the history of ancient Greek literature and language (needed to translate original texts);

 

2) The assessment consists in a written exam (for students who take the 9-CFU course) and an oral exam. The written exam consists in a 2-hour translation test (dictionary allowed). Students can use a dictionary. The oral exam consists in an interview which includes: questions on texts from the reading list and on texts analyzed during the monographic part of the course; translation of passages; questions about Greek language; questions on the historical and literary context of texts; questions on history of literature and critical reading.


The three following factors will account for the final grade of the exam:

30% score of the preliminary written test (only for 9 cfu)
50% basic knowledge
20% personal skill in processing knowledge and ability in communication

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/05/2021 12:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2021 12:00 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2021 12:00 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2021 12:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2021 12:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

At the beginning of lectures indications will be given on texts to be used for the course and the exam. Texts and other materials will be made available on Aulaweb. During the course there will be some intermediate tests on the level of learning attained consisting in translation by students of some passages of the texts being examined.

Students who are unable to attend or wish to repeat the exam must contact teaching staff.