Students must show a satisfactory knowledge of the fundamentals of the Greek language and literature and appropriate expertise aimed at understanding of ancient Greek texts.
Learning capacity will be stimulated through the presentation of texts and the discussion in the Real-Life Classroom (Ordinary Learning: 6CFU); it will also be facilitated by the tutorials (ancient sources, bibliographies).
1) Elements of Greek literary language.
2) Greek Texts Anthology.
The aim of the course is to provide language skills and philological competences relating to texts of the classical antiquity and in particular the theoretical knowledge of the Greek language; an appropriate methodological approach and a specific knowledge of the Greek language and literature; a specialized training in the field of classical philological; a solid knowledge of the most remarkable aspects of the Greek language and literature. This course proposes an analysis of texts in order to give students a diachronic perspective of the main aspects of Greek language (grammar, dialectology, metrics), and literature.
Knowledge and understanding: The student must acquire a diachronic view of the most relevant aspects of the Greek literary language (grammar, dialectology, metric).
Applying knowledge and understanding: The student has to be able to recognize and understand the diachronic movements of phonetic and morphological aspects within Greek literary language.
Judgment autonomy: By studying the texts of the most significant personalities of Greek literature, the student can improve his philological judgment. The student will be able to improve the capacity for judgment of the philological dynamics that are at the basis of the transmission of an ancient text.
Communicative Skills: The development of communication skills will be stimulated through the discussion of literary matters and issues of Linguistics and Philology.
Learning ability will be stimulated through the presentation of texts and discussion in the classroom. Learning capacity will also be stimulated by the tutorials (ancient sources, bibliographies) in order to develop the capacity of the application.
1) A.C. Cassio (a cura di), Storia delle Lingue Letterarie Greche, Seconda edizione, Mondadori, Milano 2016 (also eBook Kindle).
Greek Texts Anthology;
- M. Pellegrino, Utopie e immagini gastronomiche nei frammenti dell’archaia, Pàtron, Bologna 2000.
M. Pellegrino, Introduzione all’oratoria greca, Carocci, Roma 2021.
1. Number of tests: only one, the final one, among the nine decided in the Calendar of Appeals of the Department of Humanistic Studies.
2. Objective of the test: knowledge of the most relevant aspects of the Greek language (grammar, dialectology, metric) and the skills necessary to recognize the basic aspects of phonetics and morphology of the Greek language (in its diachronic dynamics and dialectological variations), as well as ability to understand the literary value of the authors and the historical and philological contextualization of the texts.
3. Method of administration (oral).
4. Timeline: At the end of the course. The interval between two consecutive appeal tests must be at least two weeks.
5. Duration: The oral exam will last 20/25 minutes.
6. Type: Colloquium.
7. Final measurement of the exam: vote expressed in thirtieths; and, in the case of a brilliant outcome, conferment of 30 cum laude.
1) Elements of Greek literary language: Phonetics, Morphology, and Dialectology (2 cfu).
2) Greek Texts Anthology: from Homer to Old Comedy (3 cfu); Greek Oratory (1 cfu).