LATIN LITERATURE AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE (LM)

LATIN LITERATURE AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE (LM)

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Code
98466
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/04
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course intends to introduce  students to an in-depth analysis at a specialist level of the ways in which classical texts influenced European culture, intertwining as much as possible the analysis of the literary fortune of the texts examined with the analysis of their influence on other arts, with particular regard to the visual arts; the course is useful for acquiring 24 credits for access to teaching.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students of the course will have to develop, in addition to an in-depth knowledge of the Latin texts at master's level, also a good theoretical awareness of the mechanisms of their reception in European literature, and a practical ability to investigate such lending, imitation, re-use and rewriting traditions ( in close parallel with what is similar in the tradition of visual arts) through the exemplary cases presented during the course.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students of the course will have to acquire:

- an in-depth master's knowledge of Latin texts, demonstrated through the reading and analysis of the proposed texts;

- a good theoretical awareness of the mechanisms of their reception in European literature, gained through the examples illustrated during the course;

  - the practical ability to investigate such lending, imitation, re-use and rewriting traditions (in close parallel with what is similar in the visual arts tradition) through the exemplary cases presented during the seminar work.

PREREQUISITES

A solid knowledge of the history of Latin Literature and of the Latin language, as well as a competence in metrics (hexameter and pentameter) is required, as well as the successful completion (at the three-year or master's degree) of the Preliminary written Test of Translation from Latin.

Please note that to facilitate the preparation of solid grammatical bases and for the preparation of the Preliminary written Translation Test, during the first and second semester Latin Lectorates for beginners, intermediate and advanced are activated, open to all students, (see more details in the field FURTHER INFORMATION).

All students on the course are required to enroll in Aulaweb.

Teaching methods

Lectures and possibly seminar discussion based on papers produced by the students

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Allegories of the Liberal Arts between literature, encyclopedia and iconography

The course will examine, by an anthology of texts provided to students through Aulaweb - and in particular reading selected passages of the late ancient allegorical encyclopedia by Martianus Capella, which collects a whole and sometimes very ancient metaphorology - the formation of the canon of the Seven Liberal Arts.

In Martianus' De nuptiis, the Arts are presented as seven extraordinary female personifications, equipped with a whole series of symbolic accessories that refer to the technical language of each of the Disciplines: the analysis of the text will highlight the different compositional and rhetorical strategies that lead to the personification of abstract concepts such as the different branches of encyclopedic knowledge, blending often unexpected metaphorical suggestions and iconographic traditions.

We will then examine the influence of Martianus Capella in particular in medieval Latin literature, and the extraordinary success of the personifications of the Liberal Arts  in iconography from the Middle Ages onwards.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The texts, in the original language, will be provided by the teacher on Aulaweb during the course, and translated in class.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: During the II semester period, the reception will take place on Teams (code pq1sosu ), by appointment made by email (gabriella.moretti@unige.it), or, on request, after the lectures, remaining on the same Team of the course.

Exam Board

GABRIELLA MORETTI (President)

LARA NICOLINI

DILETTA VIGNOLA (Substitute)

BIAGIO SANTORELLI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and possibly seminar discussion based on papers produced by the students

LESSONS START

Monday 15th February 2021, 17,00-19,00

The other days of lessons during the week will be (except for occasional shifts of time for particular commitments):

Thursday, 11.00-13.00

Friday, 11.00-13.00

The Teams channel code used for the lessons will be: rwnvx9n

The code used for the Reception (to be booked via email) will be: pq1sosu

The code that will be used at the end of the course for the exams will be: 6q9t5ur

Except for unforeseen events, the Course is expected to end around the end of March/beginning of April.

ORARI

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LATIN LITERATURE AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE (LM)

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam possibly preceded by a seminar work presented orally and delivered in written form to the teacher during the course.

Assessment methods

The exam will first examine the student's competences regarding the Latin language, and will focus in particular on the ascertainment of stylistic, rhetorical and interpretative skills through the translation and exegesis of the Latin texts in the program. 

In the second phase of the oral examination, the relationships between ancient texts and the traditions of literary history (and whenever possible iconographic traditions) which find their starting point in those texts will be examined.

Part of the evaluation will also be based on possible seminar works presented by the students during the course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/05/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale In caso di esami a distanza il codice di accesso al canale Teams per gli esami della Prof.ssa Moretti è il seguente: 6q9t5ur In caso di esami in presenza l'esame si svolgerà presso lo studio della Prof.ssa Moretti, Via Balbi 4, III piano, in fondo a destra del Salone della Biblioteca del DAFIST
27/05/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale In caso di esami a distanza il codice di accesso al canale Teams per gli esami della Prof.ssa Moretti è il seguente: 6q9t5ur In caso di esami in presenza l'esame si svolgerà presso lo studio della Prof.ssa Moretti, Via Balbi 4, III piano, in fondo a destra del Salone della Biblioteca del DAFIST
09/07/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale In caso di esami a distanza il codice di accesso al canale Teams per gli esami della Prof.ssa Moretti è il seguente: 6q9t5ur In caso di esami in presenza l'esame si svolgerà presso lo studio della Prof.ssa Moretti, Via Balbi 4, III piano, in fondo a destra del Salone della Biblioteca del DAFIST
26/07/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale In caso di esami a distanza il codice di accesso al canale Teams per gli esami della Prof.ssa Moretti è il seguente: 6q9t5ur In caso di esami in presenza l'esame si svolgerà presso lo studio della Prof.ssa Moretti, Via Balbi 4, III piano, in fondo a destra del Salone della Biblioteca del DAFIST
16/09/2021 10:30 GENOVA Orale In caso di esami a distanza il codice di accesso al canale Teams per gli esami della Prof.ssa Moretti è il seguente: 6q9t5ur In caso di esami in presenza l'esame si svolgerà presso lo studio della Prof.ssa Moretti, Via Balbi 4, III piano, in fondo a destra del Salone della Biblioteca del DAFIST

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended: an active class attendance, with preparation of the passages from time to time addressed, will be evaluated during the exam.

Those who for serious reasons could not attend should contact the teacher within the first month of the course, so that they can be put in contact with their attending colleagues.

For students with linguistic problems, the following cycles of lessons will be activated:

1) a 60-hour basic Latin Lectorate for absolute beginners, held in the first semester by Prof. Maria Rosaria Di Garbo (organized by the Cultural Heritage Course, but open and highly recommended also for students of all Degree Courses) , to be integrated with the help of language tutors for practical exercises and their correction.

2) a 36-hour intermediate Latin Lectorate (syntax), held in the second semester by Prof. Maria Rosaria Di Garbo, to be integrated with the help of language tutors for practical exercises and their correction. The Intermediate Latin Lectorate will begin on February 16, 2021 with schedule Tuesday 9/11 and Thursday 15/17 (remote lessons). Students will find the relative information on Prof.ssa Di Garbo's Aulaweb page. Students who have already followed basic Latin take into account that for the Intermediate Latin Lectorate it is necessary to re-register and that the new link was sent to them via Aulaweb message by the teacher.

3) a 30-hour translation Workshop held in the first semester by prof. Biagio Santorelli, compulsory for classicists who had not passed the entrance test consisting of a version from Latin (but VERY HIGHLY recommended to ALL classicists), and also open to all interested modernists, in particular to pass the preliminary test of Translation from Latin.

All students are required to register for Aulaweb in time for the start of the course.