Antiquity and greek studies

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-ANT/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the institutional aspects of the Greek cities, both in the public and the private sphere, and their development over the centuries to the Hellenistic and Roman periods, also through a selection of epigraphic documents and other relevant sources.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: detailed knowledge of the fundamental themes and questions concerning the development of Greek institutions, both in the public and the private domain, from the origins to the Hellenistic age, with reference to their historical context and to other disciplines related to classical antiquity; basic knowledge of the events and development of Greek history, with reference to the topics dealt with in the documentary and literary sources examined and in the recommended texts and handbooks.

Skills: ability to interpret the literary and epigraphic texts in regard to their characters and nature, and to place them within their institutional and chronological context; awareness of the methodological questions posed by a critical approach to the sources (literary, epigraphic, numismatic, papyrological and arcaheological); ability to present topics with precision and to appropriately use the language specific to the discipline; ability to use the most appropriate bibliography.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery mode of training activities for academic year 2021/2022 will be provided over the coming months based on the evolution of the public health situation
Course syllabus
The topics dealt with during the course include:
A-B) Political and institutional history of Sparta. The institutions of Athens. Historical and constitutional aspects.
C) Institutions of the Greek islands: some case studies.
Prerequisites for admission
- ability to express oneself in an appropriate manner;
- knowledge of the broad outlines of Greek history and of its most important events and figures;
- ability to use ancient sources being aware of their peculiar characters;
- knowledge of the geographical context of ancient Greek civilization.
Teaching methods
The course is offered in a lecture format and developed through a selection of passages from literary sources and inscriptions, which will be the subject of detailed commentaries; where possible, they will be supported by archaeological documentation. The focus will be on the history of Greek istitutions, public and private, from the origins to the hellenistic and Roman periods, also in relation to other disciplines and approaches developed within classical studies and ancient history. An introduction to the use of the fundamental bibliographical and electronic resources will be provided. Knowledge of ancient Greek is required only for Classics students. Attendance of the course is highly recommended.
Teaching Resources
Programme for 6 cfu for attending students
Together with the lectures notes and ancient sources examined during the course (sections A, B), the knowledge of the following texts is required:
A-B
- M. Lupi, Sparta. Storia e rappresentazioni di una città greca, Roma, Carocci, 2017
- Aristotele, Costituzione degli Ateniesi. Recommended edition: P.J. Rhodes, translation by A. Zambrini, T. Gargiulo, P.J. Rhodes, Milano, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla - Mondadori, 2016
- M.H. Hansen, La democrazia ateniese nel IV secolo a.C., ed. by A. Maffi, Milano, LED - Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia e Diritto, 2003

The reading of the following is also required:
- P.J. Rhodes, Storia dell'antica Grecia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016


Programme for 9 cfu for attending students
Together with the lectures notes and ancient sources examined during the course (sections A, B, C), the knowledge of the following texts is required:
A-B
- M. Lupi, Sparta. Storia e rappresentazioni di una città greca, Roma, Carocci, 2017
- Aristotele, Costituzione degli Ateniesi.Recommended edition P.J. Rhodes, translation by A. Zambrini, T. Gargiulo, P.J. Rhodes, Milano, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla - Mondadori, 2016
- M.H. Hansen, La democrazia ateniese nel IV secolo a.C., it. ed. by A. Maffi, Milano, LED - Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia e Diritto, 2003

C
Knowledge of:
- F. Guizzi, Gortina (1000-450 a.C.) : una città cretese e il suo codice, Napoli, Editoriale Scientifica, 2018
- M. Moggi, Insularità e assetti politici, in C. Ampolo (ed. by), Immagine e immagini della Sicilia e di altre isole del Mediterraneo antico, Pisa, Edizioni della Normale, 2009, pp. 51-65
- A. Cannavò, Coesistenza di culture a Cipro in età arcaica, in C. Ampolo (ed. by), Immagine e immagini della Sicilia e di altre isole del Mediterraneo antico, Pisa, Edizioni della Normale, 2009, pp. 385-400

The reading of the following is also required:
- P.J. Rhodes, Storia dell'antica Grecia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016


Programme for 6 cfu for non-attending students
Knowledge of:
A-B
- M. Lupi, Sparta. Storia e rappresentazioni di una città greca, Roma, Carocci, 2017
- Aristotele, Costituzione degli Ateniesi. Recommended edtion P.J. Rhodes, translation by A. Zambrini, T. Gargiulo, P.J. Rhodes, Milano, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla - Mondadori, 2016
- M.H. Hansen, La democrazia ateniese nel IV secolo a.C., it. ed. by A. Maffi, Milano, LED - Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia e Diritto, 2003
- G. Camassa, Forme della vita politica dei Greci in età arcaica e classica, Bologna, Monduzzi Editore, 2007
- K.A. Raaflaub, J. Ober, R.W. Wallace, Le origini della democrazia nell'antica Grecia, Milano, with chapters by P. Cartledge and C. Farrar, transl. by L. Spinelli, Milano, Ariele, 2011

The reading of the following is also required:
- P.J. Rhodes, Storia dell'antica Grecia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016


Programme for 9 cfu for non-attending students
Knowledge of:
A-B
- M. Lupi, Sparta. Storia e rappresentazioni di una città greca, Roma, Carocci, 2017
- Aristotele, Costituzione degli Ateniesi. Recommended edition P.J. Rhodes, translation by A. Zambrini, T. Gargiulo, P.J. Rhodes, Milano, Fondazione Lorenzo Valla - Mondadori, 2016
- M.H. Hansen, La democrazia ateniese nel IV secolo a.C., it. ed. by A. Maffi, Milano, LED - Edizioni Universitarie di Lettere Economia e Diritto, 2003
- G. Camassa, Forme della vita politica dei Greci in età arcaica e classica, Bologna, Monduzzi Editore, 2007
- K.A. Raaflaub, J. Ober, R.W. Wallace, Le origini della democrazia nell'antica Grecia, Milano, with chapters by P. Cartledge and C. Farrar, traduzione di L. Spinelli, Milano, Ariele, 2011

C
- F. Guizzi, Gortina (1000-450 a.C.) : una città cretese e il suo codice, Napoli, Editoriale Scientifica, 2018
- M. Moggi, Insularità e assetti politici, in C. Ampolo (ed. by), Immagine e immagini della Sicilia e di altre isole del Mediterraneo antico, Pisa, Edizioni della Normale, 2009, pp. 51-65
- A. Cannavò, Coesistenza di culture a Cipro in età arcaica, in C. Ampolo (ed. by), Immagine e immagini della Sicilia e di altre isole del Mediterraneo antico, Pisa, Edizioni della Normale, 2009, pp. 385-400
- S. Ferrucci, Ai margini della polis? Donne, stranieri, schiavi, in M. Giangiulio (ed. by), Storia d'Europa e del Mediterraneo, sez. II. La Grecia, vol. IV. Grecia e Mediterraneo dall'età delle guerre persiane all'Ellenismo, Roma, Salerno Editrice, 2008, pp. 509-542.

The reading of the following is also required:
- P.J. Rhodes, Storia dell'antica Grecia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2016

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is oral and aims at ascertaining students' knowledge of the topics and texts dealt with during the course on the basis of the materials and sources provided (and uploaded on the Ariel platform) and of the books in the reading list.
Assessment criteria are the following: ability to organize knowledge through discourse; critical reasoning skills with regard to the topics considered; ability to present topics and express oneself with the specialist language appropriate to the discipline.
Marks are out of 30.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
L-ANT/02 - GREEK HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ANT/02 - GREEK HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-ANT/02 - GREEK HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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