Greek literature

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course is addressed:
- to students of the three-year degree course in Sciences of Cultural Property (9 CFU).
- to students of the master's degree in History and Criticism of Art (6 CFU)
- to all students of the master's degree in Music, Theatre and Film (6 CFU).
The course aims to introduce the students of these degree courses to the study of Ancient Greek literature in its historical development, presenting its communication modes, through the critical analysis of the texts, with a particular focus on the text-image relationship.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to have an adequate knowledge of Ancient Greek literature in its historical development, its main exponents and its critical points.
Students are requested to be able to place each text or author in the proper historical context, They should also show an adequate ability to read critically and contextualize the proposed texts.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Teaching Unit A: Lessons will be held remotely, both sinchronously (using Microsoft Teams) and asinchronously (on the Ariel website).
Teaching Units B and C (prof. Martinelli): Lessons will be mostly given remotely on the Teams platform, mainly synchronously.

All the relevant information (links to the lessons, changes to the program, to the reference material etc.) will be available on the Ariel websites of
- prof. Castelli: https://ccastellicg.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/
- prof. Martinelli Tempesta: https://acapralg.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/

In case of sanitary emergency, students will have timely information through the Ariel website of prof. Castelli about how to attend to the written test; on the Ariel website of prof. Martinelli, students will be informed if the exam on modules B and C will be carried out remotely on Microsoft Teams
Course syllabus
The idea of literary genre and its development in the history of ancient Greek literature

Teaching unit A (20 ore, 3 cfu, prof. Carla Castelli): Arts of the word and figurative art: téchne and other key concepts in the Greek literary culture.

Teaching Unit B (20 ore, 3 cfu, prof. Stefano Martinelli Tempesta):
Literary genres in Greek poetry from the beginnings to the imperial age

Teaching Unit C (20 ore, 3 cfu, prof. Stefano Martinelli Tempesta):
Literary genres in Greek prose from the beginnings to the imperial age

Non-attending students must prepare an individualised syllabus, with readings and critical essays, after a colloquium with prof. Castelli.
Prerequisites for admission
A previous knowledge of Ancient Greek is not requested.
The preliminary attendance of a basic course of Ancient Greek, with a final assessment, is requested to students who are going to obtain a master's degree in Archaeology. The basic course is also open to all interested students.
Teaching methods
The course consists of frontal lessons; the intervention and the active participation of the students is requested. A fundamental tool is the Ariel platform for online teaching, on which the lesson schemes are available together with the literary and iconographic materials presented and discussed in the classroom, bibliography and links to qualified web materials.
Teaching Resources
1. Lecture notes;
2. A selection of readings and iconographic materials are available on the Ariel websites of both professors.;
3. Outlines of the history of Greek literature (archaic, classical, Hellenistic and imperial) will be studied on a handbook of the student's choice; during the lessons the teacher will explain how to choose the handbook. The minimum requirements of this part of the program are indicated on prof. Castelli's webpage (https://ccastellicg.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/ in the section 'Informazioni > Programmi').
4. Further bibliography will by suggested and discussed by the teacher during the lessons
Assessment methods and Criteria
Preliminary written test + oral test:
1. Knowledge of the contents of module A will be compulsorily verified with a written test at the end of the course.
2. For students attending the basic Greek language course, a written assessment prior to the oral exam is required.
3. Knowledge of Greek literature in its chronological development and the contents of modules B and C will be verified orally.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Castelli Carla
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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