History of classical tradition

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to bring students with a BA, either in Classics or in Italian Literature, in close contact with the richness of the history of the classical tradition, as expressed in particular through the influence of Greek and Latin classics on the modern literatures from the seventeenth century onwards.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: Knowledge of the history of the classical tradition through a critical understanding of the key themes addressed in the course, in particular of the texts presented and discussed.

Skills: Advanced awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of the classical tradition, and of its intrinsic relationship with the history of classical studies and with reception studies; applying the methods of bibliographical referencing and bibliographical searches, especially in relation to the texts and themes taken into consideration.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The first part of the course will take its cue from one of the "Poemi Conviviali", entitled "Tiberius", examining its ancient sources and relating it to one of Pascoli's Latin poems, "Chelidonismos" (1897), also centered on the figure of Tiberius, when he is recalled to Rome from his exile in Rhodes.
Seminar: under the guidance of the teacher, students will present and discuss articles regarding part A
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of Latin language
Teaching methods
· formal lectures
· seminar: students present and critically discuss articles related to the topics of the course
Teaching Resources
Teaching part A:
· Reference texts: G. Pascoli, Poemi Conviviali, a cura di G. Nava, Torino 2008 and G. Pascoli, Carmina, a cura di M. Valgimigli, Milano 1951 e ristampe; useful G. Pascoli, Storie di Roma. Intr. e note di A. Traina, BUR, Milano 1994.
Teaching part B:
· D. Lanza and G. Ugolini (ed.), Storia della filologia classica, Carocci, Roma 2016, chapters 3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
Particularly for students of modern literature, it is possible to replace the volume of Lanza-Ugolini (and the related lessons in Ariel) with S. Timpanaro, Giacomo Leopardi's Philology. Third edition revised with Addenda, Laterza, Rome-Bari 1997, plus chapters 3 and 4 in A. Giardina-A. Vauchez, Il mito di Roma. da Carlo Magno a Mussolini, Laterza, Rome-Bari 2000.

Students (also Erasmus) unable to attend wishing to take the examination are invited to contact the lecturer to agree on a study programme also in relation to their specific interests.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination: discussion of topics covered in units A and B, with reference to the proposed texts and with particular attention to the historical dimension of the discipline

Assessment criteria:
· detailed knowledge of the key themes covered in the course
· critical understanding of the texts presented and discussed during the course.
· methodological understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the classical tradition
· capacity of critical re-elaboration and synthesis, and use of bibliographical material

Marks are out of 30.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/05 - CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/05 - CLASSICAL PHILOLOGY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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