LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE II

Lettere LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE II

0312600020
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
HUMANITIES
2022/2023



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2020
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO ESPOSITO13/02/2023 - 12:00
APPELLO FEBBRAIO ESPOSITO13/02/2023 - 12:00
APPELLO RISERVATO AI FUORI CORSO15/05/2023 - 09:00
RISERVATO AGLI STUDENTI CON ALMENO 162 C15/05/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO MAGGIO ESPOSITO29/05/2023 - 12:00
APPELLO GIUGNO ESPOSITO14/06/2023 - 12:00
APPELLO LUGLIO ESPOSITO24/07/2023 - 12:00
APPELLO SETTEMBRE ESPOSITO22/09/2023 - 12:00
APPELLO DICEMBRE ESPOSITO18/12/2023 - 12:00
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO OFFER AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE (SYNTACTIC, METRICAL, SEMANTIC) AND OF LATIN LITERATURE, IN ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT, FROM THE 1ST TO THE 4TH CENTURY AFTER CHRIST.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT
- KNOW THE REGULATING PRINCIPLES OF LATIN SYNTAX AND THE DEVELOPMENTS IN LATIN LITERATURE POST-AUGUSTAN.
- UNDERSTAND THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF LATIN LITERARY TEXTS (PROSE OR POETRY) AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT DURING THE IMPERIAL AGE;

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- TRANSLATE LATIN LITERARY TEXTS (POETRY OR PROSE) OF INCREASING COMPLEXITY;
- CRITICALLY ANALYSE A LATIN LITERARY TEXT;
- ILLUSTRATE THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN LITERATURE IN THE IMPERIAL AGE;
- TO INTERPRET CRITICALLY THE LITERARY CIVILISATION OF ANCIENT ROME THROUGH ITS DISTINCTIVE FEATURES, WITH SPECIAL REGARD TO THE IMPERIAL AGE.

AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO
- CONSCIOUSLY EVALUATE A LITERARY TEXT;
- EASILY DISCERN ALL THE CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS OF A LITERARY TEXT;
- SELECT THE PHENOMENA AND SALIENT ASPECTS OF A LITERARY CIVILISATION IN ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL CONTEXT.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO
- EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN ITALIAN WITH INCREASING AWARENESS;
- REPRESENT AND COMMUNICATE, BY MEANS OF TEXTS OR VIRTUAL TOOLS, THE RESULTS OF THEIR OWN RESEARCH OR ELABORATIONS.
- HOLD CONVERSATIONS ON TOPICS RELATED TO LATIN LITERATURE, USING APPROPRIATE CRITICAL TERMINOLOGY.

LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO
- USE TRADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TOOLS AND ALL THE VARIOUS TYPES OF COMPUTER RESOURCES AVAILABLE;
- CARRY OUT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET COMPLEX LITERARY TEXTS.
- CONTINUOUSLY UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE, USING TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE.
Prerequisites
ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN PHONETICS, MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX; GENERAL NOTIONS OF ROMAN HISTORY, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO RELATIVE CHRONOLOGY AND CONTEXTUALISATION OF FACTS AND PERSONALITIES.
Contents
1) SYNTHESIS OF THE HISTORY OF LATIN LITERATURE (1ST TO 4TH CENTURY AD), THROUGH AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
(A) SENECA, LUCAN, PERIUS, PETRONIUS;
B) QUINTILIAN, PLINY THE ELDER, VALERIUS FLACCUS, SILIUS, STATIUS, MARTIAL;
(C) PLINY THE YOUNGER, JUVENAL;
D) TACITUS, SVETONIUS, APULEIUS;
E) THE FIRST PHASE OF CHRISTIAN LATIN LITERATURE (MINUCIUS FELIX, TERTULLIANUS, LACTANTIUS).
F) THE AFFIRMATION OF CHRISTIAN LATIN LITERATURE (AMBROSE, JEROME, AUGUSTINE, PRUDENTIUS).
G) THE END OF THE ANCIENT WORLD (CLAUDIAN, MACROBIUS, MARTIAN CAPELLA)
2) IN-DEPTH STUDY, IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, OF PROBLEMS OF PHONETICS, MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, PROSODY, METRICS. HINTS ON THE HISTORY OF THE MANUSCRIPT TRADITION OF THE MAIN AUTHORS.
3) READING, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY OF PASSAGES FROM THE FOLLOWING WORKS:
LUCAN, PHARSALIA (BELLUM CIVILE);
TACITUS, ANNALES.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE CONSISTS OF LESSONS AND LABORATORY EXERCISES.
Verification of learning
1) IN ITINERE, THROUGH PERIODICAL LABORATORY ACTIVITIES;
2) FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION, CONDUCTED THROUGH THE EVALUATION OF:
(A) KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN LITERARY HISTORY, AND IN PARTICULAR ABILITY TO IDENTIFY AND PLACE IN THE APPROPRIATE CONTEXT INDIVIDUAL WRITERS, ILLUSTRATING THEIR BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND WORKS, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THEIR GENRES, CONTENT AND STYLISTIC FORM;
(B) ABILITY TO READ DIRECTLY AND ANALYSE TEXTS, WHOSE CONTENT MUST BE KNOWN AND PROVIDE TRANSLATION AND RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC COMMENTARY, IN ORDER TO ARRIVE AT AN ORGANIC RECONSTRUCTION OF THE AUTHOR'S INTENTIONS.
(C) A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF LATIN AND THE ABILITY TO RECOGNISE AND ANALYSE ITS FORMS AND STRUCTURES; POSSESSION OF TECHNICAL LANGUAGE AND RIGOROUS METHODOLOGY; COHERENT PRESENTATION.
Texts
1) A LATIN GRAMMAR (L. GRAVERINI-M FUCECCHI, LINGUA LATINA, FLORENCE, LE MONNIER 2009); A. TRAINA, G. BERNARDI PERINI (EDITED BY C. MARANGONI), PROPEDEUTICA AL LATINO UNIVERSITARIO, SIXTH REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION, BOLOGNA, PÀTRON, 2007; A HANDBOOK OF LITERARY HISTORY (WE RECOMMEND A. CAVARZERE, A. DE VIVO, P. MASTANDREA, LETTERATURA LATINA. UNA SINTESI STORICA, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2015); A HANDBOOK OF LATIN METRICS (WE RECOMMEND S. BOLDRINI, FONDAMENTI DI PROSODIA E METRICA LATINA, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2004).
OTHER RECOMMENDED TEXTS
1) LUCAN, PHARSALIA O LA GUERRA CIVILE, RUSCONI, SANTARCANGELO DI ROMAGNA, 2022;
2) TACITUS, ANNALS, MONDADORI, MILANO, 2021.
3) S. BARTSCH, R. FREUDENBURG, C. LITTLEWOOD, THE CAMBRIDGE COMANION TO THE AGE OF NERO, CUP, CAMBRIDGE, 2017, PP. 77-176.
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