Philology, Literature and History of Antiquity

Facciata
Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-15 - Filologia, letterature e storia dell'antichità (EN)
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

The Ancient Philology, Literature and History degree programme offers students in-depth training in the branch of study traditionally termed ‘Altertumswissenschaft’ ("Ancient Science").

The competences and knowledge required to complete the master degree programme in Ancient Philology, Literature and History combine to form a solid methodological and historic grounding in linguistic, philological and literary studies from Antiquity to the Dark Ages, and the capacity to tackle, understand and analyse original texts and documents.

In practice, this comprises also:

  • a firm understanding of classical languages and literatures, supported by a solid grounding in historic and theoretical linguistics and a firm grasp of philological tools;
  • solid historic and geographic training, combining specific teaching in the political and economic events of the Ancient Mediterranean and a solid grasp of the methods and techniques required to make critical use of sources (documentary as well as literary: epigraphic, numismatic, archaeological, papyrological, etc.);
  • a reflection of the impact of ancient civilisation on the development of modern awareness and the legacy of the classics.

The master degree programme in Ancient Philology, Literature and History is designed to prepare students to become rounded intellectual figures equipped to pursue a number of professional careers which require a solid cultural awareness, literary and humanistic competences, the ability to manage texts, and sharp analytical skills.

In particular, graduates can pursue careers in: 

  • the publishing and cultural industry, journalism, communications;
  • cultural institutes and research centres (libraries, archives, foundations, Government offices, museums) both in Italy and abroad;
  • graduates can also go on to enter second-level master's programmes, specialisation programmes for secondary teaching, and doctoral schools.

Employment Statistics (Almalaurea)

Application and admission: Open, subject to entry requirements.

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test.

Recommended, not mandatory

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 Italian First semester
Greek literature (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester
Latin literature (MA) 12 80 Italian First semester
a.1 - 12 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Greek epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester
Greek history 9 60 Italian First semester
Historical geography of the ancient world 9 60 Italian First semester
Latin epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester
Roman History 9 60 Italian First semester
Economic and socilal history of the ancient world 9 60 Italian Second semester
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of the Late Roman Empire 9 60 Italian Second semester
b - 12 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
ATTENZIONE: SONO IN ALTERNATIVA TRA LORO:
- FILOLOGIA GRECO-LATINA CON STORIA DELLA TRADIZIONE CLASSICA
- RELIGIONI DEL MONDO CLASSICO CON MITOLOGIA CLASSICA
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Ancient numismatics 9 60 Italian Second semester
Classical Mythology 6 40 Italian Second semester
Greek and Latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Historical linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of classical tradition 6 40 Italian Second semester
Papyrology (MA) 6 40 Italian Second semester
Religions of the classical world 9 60 Italian Second semester
c - 12 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Ancient Egyptian 6 40 Italian First semester
Germanic philology 9 60 Italian First semester
History of medieval art 9 60 Italian First semester
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester
Philosophy of language 9 60 Italian First semester
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester
Social and Environmental Psychology 9 60 Italian First semester
Social anthropology 9 60 Italian First semester
19th and 20th century Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Comparative romance languages and literatures 9 60 Italian Second semester
Contemporary history 9 60 Italian Second semester
Cultural anthropology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Early christian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Geography 6 40 Italian Second semester
Hebrew language and literature 6 40 Italian Second semester
History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of Italian language 9 60 Italian Second semester
Indology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval history 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval Latin Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval, humanistic and renaissance Italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Modern Greek Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Modern history 9 60 Italian Second semester
Modern italian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Provencal Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Romance philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Sanskrit language and literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Teaching of Italian Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester
d - Rientra nel percorso didattico al quale lo studente è tenuto ai fini della ammissione alla prova finale la frequenza a due laboratori (ciascuno per 3 CFU) scelti all'interno di quelli proposti dal Corso di Laurea stesso o da altri corsi di laurea. Attività lavorative o di tirocinio o di formazione professionale possono essere sostitutive di un laboratorio, previa richiesta dell'interessato e approvazione.
Ciascuna attività comporta l'acquisizione di 3 CFU.
e - Lo studente ha inoltre a disposizione altri 12 crediti, di cui può liberamente disporre. Tali crediti possono essere destinati a incrementare l'impegno in alcuni degli insegnamenti già scelti all'interno del piano di studio, sempre all'interno del numero massimo di crediti erogati da tali insegnamenti; possono essere altresì destinati a aggiungere un insegnamento a quelli previsti dal piano. In nessun caso, secondo le norme di legge, lo studente potrà sostenere un numero complessivo di esami superiore a 12.
a - 6 CFU IN UNA DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester
greek Language 6 40 Italian Second semester
C.1 - 12 CFU (6+6 CFU) IN DUE DELLE SEGUENTI DISCIPLINE, SE NON GIA' SOSTENUTE NEI GRUPPI PRECEDENTI
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Ancient Egyptian 6 40 Italian First semester
Archeology and history of Roman art 9 60 Italian First semester
Early cristianity 9 60 Italian First semester
Greek epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester
Historical geography of the ancient world 9 60 Italian First semester
History of medieval philosophy 9 60 Italian First semester
Latin epigraphy 9 60 Italian First semester
Latin language (MA) 9 60 Italian First semester
Roman History 9 60 Italian First semester
Romance Linguistics 9 60 Italian First semester
Theatrical literature of ancient Greece 9 60 Italian First semester
Theoretical linguistics 6 40 Italian First semester
Ancient numismatics 9 60 Italian Second semester
Anthropology of the Ancient World 6 40 Italian Second semester
Archaeology of Magna Grecia 9 60 Italian Second semester
Archeology and history of Greek art 9 60 Italian Second semester
Archeology in pre-roman Italy 9 60 Italian Second semester
Archeology in Roman provinces 9 60 Italian Second semester
Classical Mythology 6 40 Italian Second semester
Early christian literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Economic and socilal history of the ancient world 9 60 Italian Second semester
Egyptian Archaeology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Etruscology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Greek and Latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Greek history 9 60 Italian Second semester
greek Language 6 40 Italian Second semester
Hebrew language and literature 6 40 Italian Second semester
Historical linguistics 6 40 Italian Second semester
History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 9 60 Italian Second semester
History of classical tradition 6 40 Italian Second semester
History of the Late Roman Empire 9 60 Italian Second semester
Indology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval Latin Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Medieval latin philology 9 60 Italian Second semester
Modern Greek Language and Literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Papyrology (MA) 6 40 Italian Second semester
Religions of the classical world 9 60 Italian Second semester
Sanskrit language and literature 9 60 Italian Second semester
Teaching of Latin Language and Literature 6 40 Italian Second semester
Textual transmission of Greek literature 6 40 Italian Second semester
Final activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Final exam 27 Italian Undefined
Sede
Milano
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