GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE II

Lettere GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE II

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
HUMANITIES
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2020
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO14/02/2023 - 08:30
APPELLO RISERVATO AI FUORI CORSO16/05/2023 - 08:30
RISEVATO STUDENTI CON ALMENO 162 CFU16/05/2023 - 08:30
APPELLO MAGGIO30/05/2023 - 08:30
APPELLO GIUGNO13/06/2023 - 08:30
APPELLO LUGLIO17/07/2023 - 08:30
APPELLO SETTEMBRE19/09/2023 - 08:30
APPELLO DICEMBRE19/12/2023 - 08:30
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO CONSOLIDATE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE BASIC TOOLS FOR ANALYSING AND UNDERSTANDING GREEK LITERARY TEXTS IN PROSE AND POETRY, AND FOR BIBLIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH IN THE FIELD.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.
STUDENTS WILL DEEPEN THEIR KNOWLEDGE
-OF THE GREEK LANGUAGE (VOCABULARY, PHONETICS, MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, METRICS) AND ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT;
-OF THE HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE AND THE FORMS OF CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN ANCIENT GREECE;
-OF THE METHODOLOGIES OF ANALYSIS OF GREEK LITERARY TEXTS.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING.
STUDENTS WILL HONE THEIR CRITICAL SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
-ANALYSIS AND COMPREHENSION, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY ON GREEK LITERARY TEXTS IN PROSE AND POETRY;
-DEALING WITH THE INTERPRETATIVE, PHILOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL-CRITICAL PROBLEMS POSED BY GREEK LITERARY TEXTS;
-ORIENTING ONESELF AMONG THE PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE;
-UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LITERATURE AND THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF CULTURE (SCIENCE, MUSIC, PHILOSOPHY, FIGURATIVE ARTS), WITHIN THE GENERAL FRAMEWORK OF THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD;
-INVESTIGATING INTO SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THE DISCIPLINE, ALSO IN COLLABORATION WITH OTHER STUDENTS;
-CARRY OUT BIBLIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, ALSO USING TELEMATIC TOOLS, AND TO REFLECT CRITICALLY ON SPECIFIC ASPECTS AND PROBLEMS OF GREEK LITERATURE.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-ORIENT THEMSELVES AUTONOMOUSLY WITHIN THE CRITICAL DEBATE ON GREEK LITERATURE;
-TRY TO IDENTIFY PERSONAL PATHS OF INVESTIGATION ON SPECIFIC PROBLEMS;
-HAVE A CRITICAL APPROACH TO GREEK LITERARY TEXTS AND THE VARIOUS CONTEXTS OF THEIR TRANSMISSION, AND REFLECT ON THEM IN AN AUTONOMOUS AND SCIENTIFICALLY FOUNDED MANNER.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-COMMUNICATE, IN A CLEAR, CORRECT, ORDERLY MANNER AND IN APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE, TO BOTH SPECIALISTS AND NON-SPECIALISTS, THE CONTENT OF THE DISCIPLINE, ITS PROBLEMS AND THEIR OWN PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON IT;
-COMMUNICATE THE RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF GREEK LITERARY TEXTS;
-COLLABORATE WITH OTHER SCHOLARS IN RESEARCH GROUPS IN THE HUMANITIES.

LEARNING SKILLS:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
-MASTER THE CONTENT AND RESEARCH TOOLS OF THE DISCIPLINE SO AS TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES INDEPENDENTLY;
-IMPROVE INTO THE STUDY OF TEXTS, AUTHORS, GENRES, AND HISTORICAL PERIODS OF GREEK LITERATURE IN A PERSONAL WAY.
Prerequisites
1. MASTERY OF WRITTEN AND ORAL ITALIAN (ABILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND WRITTEN TEXTS, TO LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND ORAL SPEECHES, TO EXTEMPORISE SUMMARIES OF THEM WITH ADEQUATE LANGUAGE SKILLS, ORALLY AND/OR IN WRITING; ABILITY TO PRODUCE, WITH ADEQUATE LANGUAGE SKILLS, WRITTEN AND ORAL REPORTS ON SPECIFIC TOPICS); 2. ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF ANCIENT GREEK (VOCABULARY, MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, PROSODY, METRE); ABILITY TO CONSTRUE AND INTERPRET GREEK LITERARY TEXTS; 3. KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY AND HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD; 4. ABILITY TO USE A HISTORICAL ATLAS.
Contents
1. DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF ANCIENT GREEK LANGUAGE: VOCABULARY, MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, METRE (SEE REFERENCE TEXTS, 1.); 2. READING IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE, INTERPRETATION/TRANSLATION INTO ITALIAN, EXEGETICAL AND HISTORICAL-LITERARY COMMENTARY OF THE FOLLOWING TEXTS: A) ARISTOPHANES, LYSISTRATA (SEE REFERENCE TEXTS, 2.); B) A SIGNIFICANT SELECTION OF TEXTS FROM ARCHAIC GREEK POETRY (SEE REFERENCE TEXTS, 3.); C) HERODOTUS, HISTORIES, 1, 1-92 (SEE REFERENCE TEXTS, 4.). N. B. FOR POETIC TEXTS, RHYTHMICAL READING IS REQUIRED; 3. HISTORY OF GREEK LITERATURE IV CENT. B. C.-VI CENT. AD (SEE REFERENCE TEXTS, 5.).
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO 15 LECTURES OF 2 HOURS EACH (30 HOURS IN TOTAL); THE LECTURES WILL BE DEVOTED TO READING IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE, TRANSLATION INTO ITALIAN, TEXTUAL AND LITERARY ANALYSIS, EXEGETICAL AND HISTORICAL-LITERARY COMMENTARY OF THE TEXTS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME (SEE “CONTENUTI DEL CORSO, 3.”). DURING THE LECTURES, STUDENTS WILL BE REQUESTED TO TAKE PART IN DISCUSSIONS ON TEXTS AND TEXTUAL PROBLEMS. ATTENDANCE AT THESE LECTURES, THOUGH HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, IS NOT COMPULSORY. THOSE STUDENTS WHO DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND THE LECTURES MUST ANYWAY STUDY THE CONTENTS OF THEM, AS WELL AS THE REFERENCE TEXTS. THE LECTURES WILL BE DELIVERED IN ITALIAN; DURING THEM NUMEROUS TEXTS IN ANCIENT GREEK (AND, ON OCCASION, IN LATIN) WILL BE READ, TRANSLATED INTO ITALIAN AND COMMENTED ON. THE ANALYSIS AND EXPLANATION OF THE METRIC STRUCTURE WILL BE AN INTEGRAL - AND INDISPENSABLE - PART OF THE READING AND INTERPRETATION OF THE POETIC TEXTS. CLARIFICATIONS AND EXPLANATION COULD BE GIVEN, ON REQUEST OF THE STUDENTS, AT THE END OF THE LECTURES; STUDENTS COULD ALSO CONTACT THE PROFESSOR VIA EMAIL: A.MERIANI@UNISA.IT.
Verification of learning
IN ORDER TO CERTIFY THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE TEACHING OBJECTIVES, IT IS REQUIRED TO PASS AN EXAM, WHICH WILL CONSIST IN A DISCUSSION OF ABOUT 30 MINUTES ON THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE AND ON THE ADOPTED TEXTS (SEE THE SECTION “TESTI ADOTTATI”). METRICAL READING OF THE POETIC TEXTS IS MANDATORY. GRADES ARE EXPRESSED ON A SCALE OF 30: THE MINIMUM SCORE TO PASS THE EXAM IS 18/30. THE DISCUSSION WILL START WITH A TOPIC PROPOSED BY THE CANDIDATE. DURING THE EXAM, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE EVALUATED: 1. CORRECTNESS AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION; 2. ABILITY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS PERTINENTLY AND ACCURATELY; 3. ABILITY TO RELATE CLEARLY, SHOWING ACCURACY AND ADEQUATE LANGUAGE SKILLS; 4. ABILITY TO ARTICULATE COMPLEX DISCUSSIONS COHERENTLY; 5. ABILITY TO PLACE THE HISTORICAL-LITERARY PHENOMENA IN WIDER HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS; 6. ABILITY TO SYNTESISE. STUDENTS WHO WON’T HAVE DEMONSTRATED AN ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPICS ADDRESSED DURING THE COURSE, WITH REFERENCE TO THE PARAMETERS LISTED ABOVE, WON’T PASS THE EXAM. THOSE WHO WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUCH A KNOWLEDGE, WILL BE AWARDED WITH GRADES FROM 18/30 TO 30/30 CUM LAUDE, DEPENDING ON THE LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE TOPICS AND OF PERSONAL CRITICAL DEVELOPMENT; THE ‘CUM LAUDE’ GRADE WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE WHO WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATED EXCELLENT MASTERY AND GIVEN PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE TOPICS.
Texts
1. F. MICHELAZZO, NUOVI ITINERARI ALLA SCOPERTA DEL GRECO ANTICO. LE STRUTTURE FONDAMENTALI DELLA LINGUA GRECA: FONETICA, MORFOLOGIA, SINTASSI, SEMANTICA, PRAGMATICA, FIRENZE UNIVERSITY PRESS, FIRENZE 2006; A. C. CASSIO (A CURA DI), STORIA DELLE LINGUE LETTERARIE GRECHE, SECONDA EDIZIONE, LE MONNIER UNIVERSITÀ, FIRENZE 2016, PP. X-XIX; 73-106; M. C. MARTINELLI, GLI STUMENTI DEL POETA. ELEMENTI DI METRICA GRECA, CAPPELLI EDITORE, BOLOGNA 1997 (E SUCCESSIVE RISTAMPE).

2. ARISTOFANE, LISISTRATA, A CURA DI F. PERUSINO, TRADUZIONE DI S. BETA, FONDAZIONE LORENZO VALLA, MONDADORI, MILANO 2020;
S. BETA, LA DONNA CHE SCONFIGGE LA GUERRA. LISISTRATA RACCONTA LA SUA STORIA, CAROCCI, ROMA 2022:

3. G. PERROTTA - B. GENTILI, POLINNIA. POESIA GRECA ARCAICA, TERZA EDIZIONE A CURA DI B. GENTILI E C. CATENACCI, CASA EDITRICE D’ANNA, MESSINA-FIRENZE 2007;

4. ERODOTO, IL REGNO DI CRESO (I, 1-92), A CURA DI L. BELLONI, CON TESTO A FRONTE, MARSILIO, VENEZIA 2000.

5. L. E. ROSSI, LETTERATURA GRECA, LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1995.
More Information
CLARIFICATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS COULD BE GIVEN, ON REQUEST OF THE STUDENTS, AT THE END OF THE LECTURES; STUDENTS COULD ALSO CONTACT THE PROFESSOR VIA EMAIL: A.MERIANI@UNISA.IT.
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