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GREEK LITERATURE

CODE 80429
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9918 LETTERATURE MODERNE E SPETTACOLO (LM-14) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11268 FILOLOGIA E SCIENZE DELL'ANTICHITA' (LM-15) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/02
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Greek literature includes some of the greatest masterpieces of poetry and thought of all time. In the training of a European citizen, this knowledge plays an essential role because it fosters a critical understanding of the main problems of man.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Ancient Greek literature includes some of the greatest masterpieces of poetry and thought of all time. In the formation of a European citizen, this knowledge plays an important role, especially if held at a good level, because it favor the critical understanding of the main problems of man throughout his history.

    The study of Ancient Greek literature is also important for future archaeologists, who will encounter aspects of ancient civilizations in their professional activities.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquire an in-depth knowledge of the history of ancient Greek literature and have some particularly significant texts read in the original language. Furthermore, to stimulate reflection on the problems of human life in the world, which accompany the development of humanity over the centuries, starting from the reflections of the ancient Greeks.

    Students are expected to acquire a sufficiently broad and in-depth critical knowledge of different aspects of ancient Greek literature, expanding the knowledge acquired in the three-year course of the same discipline in quantity and quality.

    At the end of the course the student must be able to know and describe the most relevant figures and genres of the literary civilization of ancient Greece, with adequate awareness of their historical and cultural value and significance for the development of modern civilizations. Moreover, the student must be able to read the major authors in the original language

     

     

    PREREQUISITES

    A good knowledge of ancient Greek language and of the history of Greek literature, based on what was learned in the previous three-year course.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lecturer has decided to adopt (subject to revocation and counter-orders by the university) the mixed mode, and to make the recording of lectures available. Students who wish to do so can therefore follow the Greek literature course on the Teams channel. It is recommended not to abuse this option. In fact, it is understood that with the academic year 2022-2023 the face-to-face mode becomes again - as it must - the basic mode, the only one that can guarantee an adequate and fully useful use of the so-called face-to-face lessons.

    It would be desirable for students to express their willingness to enrol in the course by sending an e-mail to <w.lap@libero.it>.

    Students unable to attend the course are invited to contact the lecturer well in advance in order to arrange an alternative programme.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    MONOGRAPHIC COURSE FOR ALL STUDENTS

    Theatre extra Graeciam: Aeschylus' "Prometheus", Euripides' "Helen" and "Cyclops".

     Students unable to attend the course are invited to contact the lecturer well in advance in order to arrange an alternative programme.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The texts commented in the classroom will be provided by the lecturer himself, in photocopy or pdf, obviously in compliance with current copyright regulations.

    In addition to the monographic course and the textbook (to be chosen from the commercial editions of: D. Del Corno, Letteratura greca, Milano, Principato, 1988; L. E. Rossi, Letteratura greca, Firenze, Le Monnier, 1995; G. A. Privitera - R. Pretagostini, Storia e forme della letteratura greca, I-II, Torino, Einaudi Scuola, 1997; A. Porro - W. Lapini, Greek Literature, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017), students should prepare:

    (1) Aeschylus. Prometheus (in any edition, even scholastic or popular, as long as it has a preface, Greek text and commentary notes);

    (2) Euripides. Cyclops (in any edition, even scholastic or popular, provided it has a preface, Greek text and commentary notes);

    (3) Euripide. Elena, a cura di Walter Lapini, con la collaborazione di Federica Boero e Margherita Rubino, Sant'Arcangelo di Romagna, Rusconi, 2022.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    VALTER LAPINI (President)

    DILETTA VIGNOLA

    GABRIELLA MORETTI (President Substitute)

    ALICE BONANDINI (Substitute)

    LISA LONGONI (Substitute)

    LARA NICOLINI (Substitute)

    BIAGIO SANTORELLI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First semester. Scheduled start of classes: Wednesday 5 October 2021.

    It would be desirable for students to express their willingness to attend by sending an e-mail to <w.lap@libero.it>.

    Class schedule

    GREEK LITERATURE

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    he examination will be preceded by an oral examination in the form of an imprint translation of a short text by a Greek author of average difficulty, to be taken as part of the oral examination and as part of it. The remainder of the oral examination will consist of a test on the monographic course, on the texts of the examination programme (with translation of the passages, questions on language and on the historical-literary framework) and on the history of Greek literature based on the textbook.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    In relation to the stated learning objectives, a knowledge of Greek sufficient to translate the original texts and a good knowledge of the fundamental aspects of ancient Greek literature will be ascertained.
    The examination comprises a translation test on the imprint of a short text, a question on the programme texts and the monographic course; it will also include questions on language, the literary historical framework and the history of literature.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    15/12/2022 11:30 GENOVA Orale
    18/01/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO
    02/02/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO
    10/05/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO
    24/05/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO
    21/06/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO
    12/07/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO
    13/09/2023 11:30 GENOVA Orale APPELLO RISERVATO

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    At the beginning of the lessons, indications will be given on the texts for the course and for the exam. Texts and other materials will also be made available on the Aulaweb.

    Students who are unable to attend or who wish to sit the examination again are asked to contact the lecturer.

    As the syllabus may change during the course, students are requested NOT to purchase texts before the start of the courses.