Latin literature

A.Y. 2020/2021
12
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims at: a) improving language skills of students concerning phonetics, vocabulary, morphology and syntax of the Latin language, in agreement with level B2 of the Linguistic Certification of Latin (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf); b) leading students to the comprehension of Latin literary texts read in the original language, through the analysis of significant passages of prose and verse; c) transmitting tools and methods for a deep exegesis of Latin literary texts; d) providing an exhaustive picture of the history of Latin literature from its origins to the Late Antiquity; e) highlighting challenging correspondences with modern languages and literatures, mainly the European ones.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: at the end of the course the student will have achieved: a) a proper knowledge of phonetics, morphology and syntax of the Latin language, and of the fundamentals of prosody and metrics; b) the full understanding of the passages read in class (vocabulary, morphology, syntax), in agreement with level B2 of the linguistic certification of Latin (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ Syllabus-.pdf); c) the knowledge of contents and relation with the literary tradition and historical-social context; d) the knowledge of the main features of Latin literary history from its origins to the Late Antiquity, with peculiar attention to literary genres; e) the awareness of the development of Latin language and literature with respect to the Italian language and vocabulary and to the permanence of Latin classics in modernity.
Skills: the student will be able to analyze prosaic and poetic texts, examined in class, from the linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view, recognizing the main expressive codes; he will be able also to get the main trends of the history of Latin literature in a diachronic and synchronic perspective, identifying traits of permanence and continuity within literary genres; will be able to develop clearly a well-articulated argument aimed at the exegesis of the texts, by means of specific vocabulary of the discipline.
Pursuing the study autonomously, the student will be able to face the original Latin texts and will also be able to apply the acquired skills to improve his competence in Italian and evaluate the importance of the permanence of the Latin classics in the modern literature and in a wider cultural context.
Course syllabus and organization

con istituzioni di lingua A-H

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
COURSE ORGANIZATION
According to the didactic plan of the Faculty (Studi Umanistici) as well as to the existing provisions concerning the social distance, the course will be wholly delivered online and lessons will be both synchronous (60 h) and asynchronous (20 h).
The synchronous lessons will take place on Microsoft Teams according to the timetable of the course. Lesson Recordings will be immediately after uploaded on the Ariel website.
The asynchronous lessons will be uploaded on the Ariel website according to timetable of the course.
Latin Language Workshop (20 h) will take place online as a set of asynchronous lessons uploaded on the Ariel website according to timetable of the course, as well as exercises on the Forum of the Ariel website and on Labonline (http://labonline.ctu.unimi.it/?redirect=0 ).
See further information on the Ariel website at the beginning of the course).
Training with Tutors (20 h) will include individual or small groups sessions online (as synchronous sessions starting from October 2020 to January 2021: see further information on the Ariel website at the beginning of the course).
All information to log in virtual classrooms will be available on the Ariel website. Any changes of syllabus or didactic material will be communicated on the Ariel website.
Students are strongly required to visit the Ariel website assiduously and to carry out the activities on the Forum carefully.

TEACHING RESOURCES
As for teaching resources, no changes will occur in emergency.

ASSESSMENT METHDOS AND CRITERIA
Any changes in the oral interview and/or in preliminary test delivery, due to the Covid-emergency, will be promptly communicated to the students and illustrated in the interactive Simulations. However, the required linguistic level as well as the contents, type of questions and assessment criteria will be unchanged.
Course syllabus
The course is composed of three parts (one lesson a week, for each part).
The first part will propose a gradual reading (translation and commentary) of Seneca's Letters to Lucilius, a philosophical working that represents his moral legacy and one of the most seminal texts in the European Literature. Forstly, some general issues, pertaining the role of Senecan Letters into Ancient Epistolography, as well as their structure and formal patterns, date, destinatary, intertertextuality, ecdotic framework and so on will be discussed; further, the translation and the literary commentary of selected Letters, concerning the topic of friendness, will be developed.
Other two parts are targeted to reinforce language skills and meta-linguistic proficiency of the students by close reading and practical criticisms of poetic texts (Vergil, Aeneis book VI: the focus will be on the main features of Latin poetic language) and literary prose (Cicero, Pro Caelio: the focus will be on lexicon and complex sentences). Knowledge of History of the Latin Literature (main genres and authors from the origins to Late Antiquity) is also required through individual study of Latine Literature Companion.
Prerequisites for admission
A level of language proficiency (grammar and lexicon) corresponding to Level 3 of Latin Language Standards UNIMI (see https://lettere.cdl.unimi.it/it/insegnamenti/latino/standard-linguistic…) and to Level B1 of Latin Language Certificates http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf) is required.
Teaching methods
The focal points of the teaching method are: 1) on the part of the teacher, texts' presentation (through reading, translation, linguistic analysis, practical criticism); 2) on the part of the students, an active cooperation which is constantly stimulated, so as to make them capable of analysing the prosaic and poetic texts examined in class from a linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view, recognising the main expressive codes.
In order to enhance the language skills of students in phonetics, morphology and syntax (corresponding to Level B2 of Latin Language Certificates (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf), and their skills in metrical proficiency, several training activities will be available (optional courses): Latin Language Workshop (20 h); Test Interactive Simulation (8 h). These workshops provide for the active participation of students in small groups. All texts and tools will be available on the Ariel website. Attendance at the workshops, even if optional, is strongly recommended.
Teaching Resources
- Seneca, Letters to Lucilius. The text of Letters will be available on the Ariel website of the course.
- Vergil, Aeneid book VI. The text of Aeneid VI will be available on the Ariel website of the course.
Knowledge of prosody and rules of versification and proficiency in metrical reading (hexameters only) are also required from the students. See: S. Timpanaro, Nozioni elementari di prosodia e metrica latina, in A. La Penna, Romanae res et litterae, Loescher, Torino, pp. 415-436, or S. Boldrini, Fondamenti di prosodia e metrica latina, Carocci, Roma, or M. Lenchantin de Gubernatis, Manuale di prosodia e metrica latina, Principato 1988.
- Cicero, Pro Caelio; see Cicerone, Pro Caelio, a cura di A. Cavarzere, Marsilio, Venezia, or Cicerone, Difesa di Marco Celio, a cura di E. Narducci, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano. However, as an alternative to Cicero, Pro Caelio, other works can be chosen by students in order to analyze a prose text, as follows: Cicero, Laelius (see Cicerone, L'amicizia, a cura di E. Narducci - C. Saggio, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano) or Caesar, BG book VII (see Cesare, De bello gallico libro VII, a cura di G. Cipriani, Marsilio, Venezia).
- Beginner students having attended at least two semesters of the beginners' course can use the following text as an alternative to those listed above: Il latino con gioia, a cura di T. Momigliano, LED edizioni 2009.

- As fo the history of Latin Literature, students are required to demonstrate knowledge on: 1) an overview of ages and genres of Latin Literature 2) a list of 40 authors as indicated on the Ariel website. For the overview (1) see: M. Citroni, M. Labate, E. Narducci, Disegno storico della letteratura latina, Laterza, Bari 1997 (on Ariel website); for the authors (2) see: M. Citroni, M. Labate, E. Narducci, Disegno storico della letteratura latina, Laterza, Bari 1997, or G.B. Conte, Profilo storico della letteratura latina. Dalle origini alla tarda età imperiale, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2004 (now available as G.B. Conte, Letteratura latina. Dall'età repubblicana all'età di Augusto e Letteratura latina. L'età imperiale, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2019, 2 voll.). However, students can use also other Latin literature handbooks if approved by the teacher.

Please note that this syllabus for attending students applies also to non-attending ones. However, non-attending students are required to prepare also some critical essays about Seneca's Letters to Lucilius (they will be available on the Ariel website):

- A. Setaioli, Epistulae morales, in G. Damschen -A. Heil (edd.), Brill's Companion to Seneca Philosopher and Dramatist, Berlin-New York 2014, pp. 191-200.

- A. Traina, Lo stile drammatico del filosofo Seneca, Bologna 1984 (Cap. I e II)

- S. Corbinelli, Amicorum colloquia absentium. La scrittura epistolare a Roma tra comunicazione quotidiana e genere letterario, Napoli 2008, pp. 143-174.
Assessment methods and Criteria
A summative assessment is done at the end of the course, consisting of: (1) a preliminary and mandatory test to evaluate the level of language skills and (2) an oral interview to assess the knowledge in Latin literature and skills in reading and interpreting Latin texts of poetry and prose.
1) The test (sessions in January, May and September) focuses on a prose Latin text of 10-15 lines and is articulated in 30 multiple-choice questions (time allowed: 1h; number of questions: 30; each question has four options A, B, C or D, or True/False choice or, in few cases, is an open-ended question: students have to decide which is the correct answer or write the correct answer). Marks are out of 30 (correct answer = 1; uncorrected or missing answer = 0). Use of the dictionary is forbidden. See sample tests for self-assessment on the Ariel website. The results of the preliminary test are available within few days on Ariel website.
Please note that students who have already attained Level B2 of Latin Language Certificates are exonerated from the mandatory and preliminary test.
2) The oral interview consists of four questions (one about each of the parts of the course - see the syllabus below - and and one about history of Literature). Students are required to analyse prosaic and poetic texts from a linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view; to recognise the main expressive codes; to be acquainted with the main trends of the history of Latin literature in a diachronic and synchronic perspective; to identify traits of permanence and continuity within literary genres; to develop clearly, in relation to the topics dealt with in the course, a well-articulated argumentation, aimed at the exegesis of the texts, by means of specific vocabulary of the discipline. The level of accuracy in reading and translation, of linguistic and grammatical skills as well as command of language and clearness of argumentation, the ability to express acquired knowledge in discourse, the ability to propose cnnections between different parts of the programme or with related disciplines will be assessed. Marks are out of 30. Please note that the avarage final mark will result from the oral exam only, not from the preliminary test.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Torre Chiara
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Torre Chiara
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Torre Chiara
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena

con istituzioni di lingua I-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The course will be wholly delivered online and lessons will be both synchronous (Parts A-B-C) and asynchronous (Part D).
The synchronous lessons (Parts A-B-C) will take place on Microsoft Teams according to the timetable of the course. Lesson Recordings will be immediately after uploaded on the Ariel website.
The asynchronous lessons of Part D will be uploaded on the Ariel website according to timetable of the course.
Latin Language Workshop (20 h) will take place online as a set of asynchronous lessons uploaded on the Ariel website according to timetable of the course, as well as exercises on the Forum of the Ariel website (see further information on the Ariel website at the beginning of the course).
Training with Tutors (20 h) will include individual or small groups sessions online (as synchronous sessions starting from October 2020 to January 2021: see further information on the Ariel website at the beginning of the course).
All information (how to log in virtual classrooms, program, didactic material, any changes) will be communicated on the Ariel website.
Students are strongly required to visit the Ariel website assiduously and to carry out the activities on the Forum carefully.
Any changes in the oral interview and/or in preliminary test delivery, due to the Covid-emergency, will be promptly communicated to the students and illustrated in the interactive Simulations. However, the required linguistic level as well as the contents, type of questions and assessment criteria will be unchanged.
Course syllabus
The course is composed of four didactic parts.
Teaching parts A-B will propose an antological reading (translation and commentary) of Ovid's Heroides.
Teaching parts C and D are targeted to reinforce language skills of the students by close reading and practical criticisms of literary prose (Cicero, Pro Caelio: the focus will be on lexicon and complex sentences, didactic unity C) and of poetry (Vergil, Aeneid IV: the focus will be on the features of Latin poetic language, fondamenti di metrica, hexameter, didactic unity D).
Knowledge of History of the Latin Literature (main genres and authors from the origins to Late Antiquity) is also required through individual study of Latine Literature Companion.
Prerequisites for admission
A level of language proficiency (grammar and lexicon) corresponding to Level 3 of Latin Language Standards UNIMI (see https://lettere.cdl.unimi.it/it/insegnamenti/latino/standard-linguistic…) and to Level B1 of Latin Language Certificates http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf) is required.
Teaching methods
The focal points of the teaching method are: 1) on the part of the teacher, texts' presentation (through reading, translation, linguistic analysis, practical criticism); 2) on the part of the students, an active cooperation which is constantly stimulated, so as to make them capable of analysing the prosaic and poetic texts examined in class from a linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view, recognising the main expressive codes.
In order to enhance the language skills of students in phonetics, morphology and syntax (corresponding to Level B2 of Latin Language Certificates (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf), and their skills in metrical proficiency, several training activities will be available (optional courses): Latin Language Workshop (20 h); Training with Tutors (20 h). These workshops provide for the active participation of students in small groups. All texts and tools will be available on the Ariel website. Attendance at the workshops, even if optional, is strongly recommended.
Teaching Resources
Parts A-B: Ovid, Heroides: the text will be available on the Ariel website. Recommended edition: Ovidio, Lettere di Eroine, ed. by G. Rosati, Milano (BUR) 1989 (various reprints). Commentaries and further works on the Ariel website.

Part C: this unit will concern Cicerone, Pro Caelio, see the editions by A. Cavarzere, Marsilio, Venezia, or by E. Narducci, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano. However, other works can be chosen by students in order to prepare part C, as follows: Cicero, Laelius (see: Cicerone, L'amicizia, a cura di E. Narducci - C. Saggio, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano); or Caesar, BG book VII (see: Cesare, De bello gallico libro VII, a cura di G. Cipriani, Marsilio, Venezia). Beginner students who attended at least two semesters of beginners course can use the following text as an alternative to those listed above: Loci scriptorum: Cesare, a cura di M. Mortarino, M. Reali, G. Turazza, Loescher, 2009.

Part D: this Unit will concern Virgil, Eneid book IV; the text will be available on the Ariel website (see the translations of the Eneid by L. Canali, Milano, Mondadori; R. Scarcia, Milano, BUR; R. Calzecchi Onesti, Torino, Einaudi; the commented editions by E. Paratore, Milano, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla/Mondadori, vol. II; by A. Fo and F. Giannotti, Torino, Einaudi). However, other works can be chosen by students in order to prepare module C, as follows: Virgil, Bucolica (with commentary by M. Gioseffi, free available from https://sites.unimi.it/latinoamilano/testi/; or, https://unimi.academia.edu/massimogioseffi), and Virgil, Eneid, book VI. Knowledge of prosody and rules of versification and proficiency in metrical reading are also required from the students. The students are expected to sapere interpretare le scansioni offerte dal sito Pede certo (http://www.pedecerto.eu/).

As for the history of Latin Literature, students are required to demonstrate knowledge on: 1) an overview of ages and genres of Latin Literature 2) a list of 40 authors as indicated on the Ariel website. For the overview (1) see: M. Citroni, M. Labate, E. Narducci, Disegno storico della letteratura latina, Laterza, Bari 1997 (on Ariel website); for the authors (2) see: M. Citroni, M. Labate, E. Narducci, Disegno storico della letteratura latina, Laterza, Bari 1997, or G.B. Conte, Profilo storico della letteratura latina. Dalle origini alla tarda età imperiale, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2004 (now available as G.B. Conte, Letteratura latina. Dall'età repubblicana all'età di Augusto e Letteratura latina. L'età imperiale, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2019, 2 voll.). However, students can use also other Latin literature handbooks if approved by the teacher.
Assessment methods and Criteria
A summative assessment is done at the end of the course, consisting of: (1) a preliminary and mandatory test to evaluate the level of language skills and (2) an oral interview to assess the knowledge in Latin literature and skills in reading and interpreting Latin texts of poetry and prose.
1) The online test focuses on a prose Latin text of 10-15 lines and is articulated in 30 multiple-choice questions (time allowed: 1h; number of questions: 30; each question has four options A, B, C or D, or True/False choice or, in few cases, is an open-ended question: students have to decide which is the correct answer or write the correct answer). Marks are out of 30 (correct answer = 1; uncorrected or missing answer = 0). Use of the dictionary is forbidden. See sample tests for self-assessment on the Ariel website. The results of the preliminary test are available within few days on Ariel website.
Please note that students who have already attained Level B2 of Latin Language Certificates are exonerated from the mandatory and preliminary test.
2) The oral interview consists of five questions (one about each of the four parts and and one about history of Literature). Students are required to analyse prosaic and poetic texts from a linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view; to recognise the main expressive codes; to be acquainted with the main trends of the history of Latin literature in a diachronic and synchronic perspective; to identify traits of permanence and continuity within literary genres; to develop clearly, in relation to the topics dealt with in the course, a well-articulated argumentation, aimed at the exegesis of the texts, by means of specific vocabulary of the discipline. The level of accuracy in reading and translation, of linguistic and grammatical skills as well as command of language and clearness of argumentation, the ability to express acquired knowledge in discourse, the ability to propose connections between different parts of the programme or with related disciplines will be assessed. Marks are out of 30. Please note that the avarage final mark will result from the oral exam only, not from the written test.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Merli Elena
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gioseffi Massimo

senza istituzioni di lingua

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Teaching will consist of classes delivered either online or face-to-face. All of the classes will be broadcasted through Microsoft Teams. Face-to-face classes will be held any Friday, since 25 September 2020 , room 431 FdP, 2.30-4.30pm; students are warmly invited to take part (if able to do so).
Information on the course (link to have access to classes, texts, etc.) will be published on the Ariel website of the course.
In case Coronavirus-emergency prevents from having examinations held as described in the Syllabus, examinations will be held online and further information will be published on the Ariel website of the course.
Course syllabus
The course consists of four teaching units.
Teaching units A, B and D (N. Pace [A, B] and P.F. Moretti [D]) will be aimed at illustrating the literary and linguistic features of Catullus' short poems which are transmitted in the first and third part of the Liber, and of poems 64 and 68 (the so called Epithalamium Thetidis et Pelei) in the second part (carmina docta). Particular attention will be given to the relationship with Greek poetry, especially Hellenistic, and to the way in which the poet presents himself when addressing men of letters and politicians of his age.
The teaching unit C (N. Pace) will be dedicated to Martial's poetry and his representation of the social realities of the Flavian age. With reference to Catullus, we will see Martial's bent for the deforming and satirical (often obscene) portrait, and the presence of different tones in relation to the variety of themes and recipients.

Knowledge of the history of Latin literature (from the origins to Late Antiquity) is also required: this part of the programme is to be prepared through the study of the below mentioned bibliography
Besides, students are asked to read (metrically Virgil), translate and briefly expound the following works:
1) Vergil, Eclogues, or Aeneid, Book VI, as chosen by the student;
2) Cicerone, Pro Caelio, or Pro Murena, or Laelius, De amicitia, as chosen by the student.
Prerequisites for admission
A level of language proficiency (grammar and lexicon) corresponding to Level B1 of Latin Language Certificates http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf) is the basic requirement.
The course is aimed at all students of Letters, Curriculum "Sciences of Antiquity", and those students of Letters, Curriculum "Modern Letters", and other degree courses who have carried out their high school studies in the "Liceo Classico".
Teaching methods
Main points of the teaching method are: 1) as far as the teacher is concerned, texts' presentation (through loud reading, translation, linguistic analysis, literary interpretation); 2) as far as the students are concerned, an active cooperation that is constantly stimulated, so that they will be able to analyze prosaic and poetic texts, previously examined in class, from the linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view, recognizing the main expressive codes.

In order to strengthen the language skills of students in phonetics, morphology and syntax (corresponding to Level B2 of Latin Language Certificates (http://www.cusl.eu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sillabo-.pdf), training activities are available (optional courses): Latin Language Workshop (20 h), Training with Tutors (20 h). These workshops provide for the active participation of students in small groups. All texts and tools will be available on the Ariel website. Attendance at the workshops, even if optional, is strongly recommended.
Teaching Resources
Institutional Part

1) As for the history of Latin literature, the use of one of the following manuals is recommended:
G.B. Conte, Profilo storico della letteratura latina. Dalle origini alla tarda età imperiale, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2004;
or: M. Citroni, M. Labate, E. Narducci, Disegno storico della letteratura latina, Laterza, Bari 1997;
or: A. Cavarzere, A. De Vivo, P. Mastandrea, Letteratura latina. Una sintesi storica, Carocci, Roma 2004.
However, students can use other Latin literature manuals if approved by the professors.
2) As for the study of Vergil (Eclogues, or Aeneid, Book VI):
Recommended editions and commentaries: a) as for the Eclogues, the commentary for undergraduates by M. Gioseffi, Cuem, Milano; b) as for Aeneid, Book VI, the commentaries for high school students by R. Sabbadini and C. Marchesi, Loescher, Torino, or by A. Rostagni, Mondadori, Milano, or by F. Varieschi, Signorelli, Milano, or for undergraduates by R. G. Austin, P. Vergilii Maronis Aeneidos Liber Sextus, The Clarendon press, Oxford.
3) As for the study of Cicero (Pro Caelio, oppure Pro Murena, oppure Laelius, De amicitia):
Recommended editions and commentaries: a) as for Pro Caelio, the translations and short notes by A. Cavarzere, Marsilio, Venezia; or by E. Narducci, Difesa di Marco Celio, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano; or the commentaries for undergraduates by R.G. Austin, Pro M. Caelio oratio, The Clarendon Press, Oxford 19522; or by A. R. Dyck, Pro Marco Caelio, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2013); b) as for Pro Murena, the translations and short notes by C. Giussani - S. Rizzo, Due scandali politici, introduzione di G. Ferrara, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano; or the commentary for undergraduates by E. Fantham, Cicero's Pro L. Murena Oratio, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013; c) as for Laelius, De amicitia, the translation and short notes by E. Narducci - C. Saggio, L'amicizia, Rizzoli (BUR), Milano.

Monographic Part

Teaching Unities A-B

- Gaio Valerio Catullo, Le poesie, testo, traduzione, introduzione e commento a cura di A. Fo, Einaudi (Nuova Universale Einaudi, 20), Torino 2018
- Gaio Valerio Catullo, Le poesie; introduzione e traduzione di G. Paduano; commento di A. Grilli, Einaudi, Torino 2005
- Il libro di Catullo. Introduzione, testo e commento di M. Lenchantin de Gubernatis, Loescher, Torino 1972 (e ristampe successive)

Teaching Unity C

- Marziale, Epigrammi, a cura di M. Citroni - E. Merli - M. Scandola, Rizzoli, Milano 1996
- Marziale, Epigrammi, a cura di S. Beta, Mondadori, Milano 1995


Teaching Unity D

- G. Nuzzo, Epithalamium Thetidis et Pelei (Catull. c. 64), Palumbo, Palermo 2003

Other texts related to the course, secondary literature, didactic information, and the final version of the programme, containing the list of texts to be studied for the exam, will be uploaded on the «Ariel» website (section of "contents"), the portal dedicated to e-learning University (http://ariel.unimi.it) in December 2020, after the end of the course.

Knowledge of prosody and rules of versification and proficiency in metrical reading (dactilic hexameters and elegiacs) are also required from the students. See: S. Timpanaro, Nozioni elementari di prosodia e metrica latina, in A. La Penna, Romanae res et litterae, Loescher, Torino, pp. 415-436.


Please note that this syllabus for attending students applies also to non-attending ones. However, non-attending students are required to study also some additional critical essays, as will be shown on the Ariel website.
Assessment methods and Criteria
A summative assessment is done at the end of the course, consisting of: (1) a preliminary and mandatory test to evaluate the level of language skills and (2) an oral interview to assess the knowledge of Latin literature and skills in reading and interpreting Latin texts of poetry and prose.
1) The test mainly concerns a prose Latin text of 10-15 lines and is articulated in 30 questions (time allowed: 90 minutes; number of questions: 30. Test results will be marked by an assessment (failing, passable, fair, good, excellent). Students are not allowed to use the dictionary. See previous tests on Ariel website. The results of the preliminary test are made available within few days on the Ariel website.
Please note that the students, who are already provided with Level B2 of Latin Language Certificates, are exempted from the mandatory and preliminary test.
2) The oral interview consists of six questions (concerning three of the four teaching units, the history of literature, Cicero and Vergil). Students are required to analyse prosaic and poetic texts from a linguistic, lexical, content and stylistic point of view; to recognise the main expressive codes; to know the main trends of the history of Latin literature in a diachronic and synchronic perspective; to identify traits of permanence and continuity within literary genres; to develop clearly, in relation to the topics dealt with in the course, a well-articulated argumentation, aimed at the exegesis of the texts, by means of specific vocabulary of the discipline. The level of accuracy in reading and translating, of linguistic and grammatical skills, as well as command of language and clearness of argumentation, the ability to express acquired knowledge, the ability to propose connections between different parts of the programme or with related disciplines will be assessed. Please note that the final mark will result from the oral exam only, not from the written test (which is a pass-fail test).
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pace Nicola
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pace Nicola
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Pace Nicola
Unita' didattica D
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday 15-18.
Microsoft team: "Prof. Merli RICEVIMENTO". Code: aacfc3v
Reception:
Students should contact prof. Moretti by email.
Reception:
Thursday 11.00 am - 14.00 pm. Any changes will be communicated on Ariel website
Online_Teams. Team: "ricevimento Prof. Chiara Torre" CODE: qia34rx