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CLASSICAL ARCHEOLOGY: GREECE MAGNA GRECIA AND ROMAN PROVINCES (LM)

CODE 106572
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11268 FILOLOGIA E SCIENZE DELL'ANTICHITA' (LM-15) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 11265 ARCHEOLOGIE: PROFESSIONE E SAPERI (ARCHEOPES)(LM-2) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ANT/07
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course of "Classical Archeology: Magna Graecia and Roman Provinces" aims to analyze, from a diachronic perspective and through the discussion of case-studies, the main aspects of material culture related to two important historical processes of the Greek and Roman civilization: 1) the Greek «colonisation» in Southern Italy and the history of the apoikiai until the Roman conquest; 2) the expansion of Rome outside the Italian peninsula and the formation and development of the Provinces, up to the beginning of late antiquity.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide students with the tools for a thorough critical knowledge of aspects of the artistic and material culture of the ancient Greek and Roman world, such as the archaeology of Magna Graecia and the archaeology of Roman provinces, with a view to overcoming a traditional "center vs periphery" vision, not only from a spatial perspective, but also in terms of time and social dynamics.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Through the discussion of key topics and the analysis of selected contexts, the course aims to provide students with critical tools for knowledge and understanding of the main issues related to urban planning, architecture, artistic and craft production in Magna Graecia and in the Roman provinces, examined in their historical development and in the framework of the relationship between city and territory.

    At the end of the course, the student:

    - will be able to critically analyze fundamental issues of urban planning, architecture, art, craft and material culture in Magna Graecia and in the Roman provinces, and to understand sites, works and monuments in their historical, social and topographical context;

    - will be able to  profitably use the ancient sources and the bibliographic tools;

    - will also have acquired a general knowledge of art and craft techniques in use in Magna Graecia and in the Roman provinces, and of the technical lexicon relating to the studies of archaeology of Magna Graecia and archaeology of the Roman provinces;

    - will have advanced archaeology skills, useful to complete the background necessary to access a superior education level (Specialization, PhD) and/or profitably work as a professional archaeologist.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge of Greek and Roman art and archaeology

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lectures, with use of PowerPoint and other audiovisual media; reading assignments followed by discussion in class (teaching materials will be included in AulaWeb); case study analysis; possible visits to archaeological sites and museums; group work.

    Students attending the course are required to prepare an individual research on a specific topic, agreed with the teacher, that shall be the object of an in-class Powerpoint presentation during the course.

    It is strongly recommended to register for the course on AulaWeb, to receive information and download the teaching material analyzed in class.

    The course activity can be integrated with participation in laboratory activities, lectures, archaeological excavations and surveys organized by the teacher.

    Lectures will take place with students in presence. Class participation is highly recommended. Students who cannot attend the course must request to the Professor in order to watch the lectures remotely (via teams) and have access to the recordings.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Contents for students who are attending the 6-CFU course

    The Greeks in Magna Graecia: historical sources and archaeological data.

    Contents for students who are attending the 9-CFU course

    The Greeks in Magna Graecia: historical sources and archaeological data.

    FURTHERMORE: Archaeology of the countryside in Roman Sicily.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bibliography for students who are taking the 6-CFU course:

    • G. PUGLIESE CARRATELLI, Profilo della storia politica dei Greci in Occidente, in I Greci in Occidente, ed. by G. Pugliese Carratelli, Bompiani, Milano 1996, pages 141-176.
    • G. F. LA TORRE, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d’Occidente, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011 (Sicilian cases will not be part of the exam; a careful reading of them is nevertheless recommended).

    Further reading suggestions may be provided in class.

    Class attendance is highly recommended; the students who cannot attend the course should contact the Professor in order to agree on a possible individual syllabus.

     

    Bibliography for students who are taking the 9-CFU course:

    • G. PUGLIESE CARRATELLI, Profilo della storia politica dei Greci in Occidente, in I Greci in Occidente, ed. by G. Pugliese Carratelli, Bompiani, Milano 1996, pages 141-176.
    • G. F. LA TORRE, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d’Occidente, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2011 (Sicilian cases will not be part of the exam; a careful reading of them is nevertheless recommended).

          MOREOVER:

    • C. SORACI, La Sicilia romana: secc. III a.C. – V d.C., Carocci, Roma 2016 (historical framework).
    • R.J.A. WILSON, Sicily under the Roman Empire, Warminster 1990, pages 189-236.

    • E.C. PORTALE, Sicilia, in E.C. PORTALE, S. ANGIOLILLO, C. VISMARA, Le grandi isole del Mediterraneo occidentale. Sicilia Sardegna Corsica, L’Erma di Bretschneider, Roma 2005, pagine 39-65, 99-103, 114-117 (a careful reading of the section on Sicily, pages 17-122, is nevertheless recommended).

    Further reading suggestions may be provided in class.

    Class attendance is highly recommended; the students who cannot attend the course should contact the Professor in order to agree on a possible individual syllabus. 

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANTONINO FACELLA (President)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    September 27, 2022

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    ORAL EXAM.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam will take place in oral form, and will allow to verify the knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in class and of the texts listed in the appropriate section of the bibliography. The exam will also verify the student's ability to critically analyze the issues, making an appropriate use of bibliographic tools and using a proper language.

    The degree of learning achieved will be assessed according to the following scale of values:

    1. if the student demonstrates that he/she has understood the proposed texts and the topics discussed in class, showing critical skills and framing ability, and is able to use a proper language and vocabulary, the exam will be assessed as very good to excellent (28 to 30 cum laude);

    2. knowledge of an exclusively or predominantly mnemonic type, lacking a deep understanding of the topics covered but capable of developing simple interpretative reasoning, combined with the use of a correct but not always appropriate language will lead to an assessment as good (25 -27) or satisfactory (23-24);

    3. an approximate knowledge of the topics covered, a superficial understanding of the issues discussed and inappropriate methods of expression will lead to assessing the exam as sufficient (18-22);

    4. learning gaps, inappropriate language, inability to find the way within the bibliography and the topics presented in class will be negatively assessed (fail).

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale Riservato a chi ha seguito l'insegnamento negli anni scorsi
    25/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Information on the possibility of participating in laboratory activities and in excavation and survey campaigns will be provided in class.

    For any further questions about the course and the exam, the teacher is available in office hours and can be contacted by email: antonino.facella@unige.it