Basic knowledge of Latin language and literature.
The course is delivered in blended learning mode (frontal lectures = 4 CFU + online lectures = 2 CFU).
Rhetoric: history, function, purpose, techniques, etc. Apuleius orator.
The course aims to:
ob. 1. learn the techniques of communication, from propaganda to praise, from dialectics to persuasion;
ob. 2. learn the forms of yesterday's consensus as well as to organize forms of thought and writing that are valid in comparison with each other, relying on the word and its cultural effects. The connections between ancient and new rhetoric will also be established on the basis of constants and variants in the use of the topic and arguments.
Knowledge and understanding:
Knowledge, acquisition and enhancement of knowledge related to Latin rhetoric and the communication and writing techniques in the diachronic perspective (from textual analysis to autonomous production of texts).
Applying knowledge and understanding:
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding to the techniques identifications that oversee ‘genera elocutionis’.
The student will acquire the mastery of rhetorical armor that guarantees success in the various performances related to the practice of the demonstrative, deliberative and judicial genre.
The student will be able to independently specify the use of topoi, concepts and anthropological categories available to the rhetorician.
Comparing the various writing styles ensures learning the keys to success of the locutory performance, structured according to inveterate public emotional engagement patterns.
G. Cipriani - F. Introna, La retorica nell’antica Roma, con Appendice a cura di G. M. Masselli, Roma 2008.
M. L. Riccio Coletti, La retorica a Roma, Roma 2004.
As for the fundamentals of the Latin culture an appropriate competence is required on the basis of: G. Cipriani, Storia della Letteratura Latina, Campobasso - Foggia 2015.
Literary extracts and other studies will be distributed during the lessons.
Final oral examination.
Rhetoric: history, nature, function, purpose, techniques, tools (2 CFU).
Apuleius as ‘wizard of words’ between superstition and clichés (4 CFU).