|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-FIL-LET/02|
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The tradition of Greek literature is studded with losses: many works are known to us only thanks to indirect references, for others we only know that they existed, others on the contrary (the most read and widespread over time) are preserved by many or very many manuscript witnesses. But even in the latter case, the textual data we have are often ambiguous, unsatisfactory, or problematic and demand reflection on questions of method.
The module aims to outline the learning outcomes of the Teaching Classical Philology with specific reference to classical Greek texts and their traditions: in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms and terminology of textual criticism; competences needed to reconstruct manuscript traditions, to discuss variants, to suggest conjectural emendations of a text; learning to read a critical edition of an ancient Greek text and to fully understand the information in the apparatus and the praefatio and their consequences; ability to use bibliographic tools and online databases relevant to this discipline.
Participation in the activities and / or individual study will allow the student to:
- know the mechanisms and the terminology of textual criticism as applied to the texts of classical Greece;
- apply general knowledge to the use of critical editions;
- use the bibliographical tools and online databases relevant to the discipline;
- understand and interpret data relating to Greek manuscript traditions;
- acquire an appropriate vocabulary to outline and critically discuss (also in writing) the different aspects of the discipline.
A good command of ancient Greek language.
Lectures with Powerpoint presentations and images (made available on Aulaweb). Students will also be asked to actively participate, with the elaboration, in small groups or individually, of a speech of about 20/30 minutes on an established topic to be presented orally in class: this exercise is not for evaluation and does not contributes to the exam mark.
Lessons will be held in presence only. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. Non-attending students are asked to contact the teacher in order to arrange a different program.
All the students are requested to register on Aulaweb.
Between composition and transmission: the case of the Homeric poems.
Through the reading of a selection of passages from Homeric poems, with analysis of the critical apparatuses, of the digital reproductions of ancient and medieval manuscripts, of the ancient commentaries (scholia and ancient exegetical material), the specific editorial problems posed by these peculiar texts will be studied, as well as the characteristics of their transmission in the ancient and medieval phases. Attention will be paid to the topic of their composition stages and manner (the so-called Homeric question) and the influence it has on the approach to textual and editorial issues. The integral reading in Greek (with critical apparatus) of two books of poems (Il. 9 and Od. 8) is also assigned to the students.
– M.L. West, Textual criticism and editorial technique, Stuttgart 1973;
– G. PASQUALI, Storia della tradizione e critica del testo (premessa di D. Pieraccioni), Firenze, Le Lettere 1988 (reprint of the 2nd ed., Firenze 1952), chapter VI: Varianti antiche e antiche edizioni, paragraph 2 (Homer) (pp. 201-247);
– Homeri Ilias, recensuit M. L. West, I-II, München-Leipzig, Saur 1998-2000 (only for the relevant parts);
– Homeri Odyssea, recensuit et testimonia congessit M. L. West, Berlin-Boston 2017 (only for the relevant parts).
– One at student’s choosing between:
G. Nagy, Homeric Questions, Austin, University of Texas Press 1996;
M.L. West, Studies in the Text and Transmission of the Iliad, München-Leipzig, Saur 2001, Part I, The transmission (pp. 3-170).
The passages examined in class will be made available on Aulaweb. Digital reproductions of the parts of manuscripts examined in class and useful for the exercises will be supplied, if they are not available online.
Office hours: At DAFIST, Sezione Ellenica, via Balbi 4, or on Microsoft Teams. Please write an email to set an appointment.
LARA PAGANI (President)
LARA NICOLINI (President Substitute)
ALICE BONANDINI (Substitute)
LISA LONGONI (Substitute)
GABRIELLA MORETTI (Substitute)
BIAGIO SANTORELLI (Substitute)
GIOVANNI TROVATO (Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Students will be required both to present arguments in the program discursively and to translate and comment, from a traditional and editorial point of view, passages of the works in program, to ascertain the knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms and tools of text criticism, specific tradition in the program, the tools of the discipline, as well as the ability to use critical apparatuses and to master technical terminology.
The basic threshold is reached in cases where the students demonstrate that they have substantially understood the functioning of the conceptual tools of philology, are able to correctly report what the methodological problems are and to obtain the information offered by a critical edition, using the technical terminology appropriately.
The threshold of excellence is reached in cases where the students demonstrate a total mastery of the conceptual tools and technical terminology of philology, to the point of being able to independently and critically elaborate the methodological problems of the discipline and the information offered by a critical edition.
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