|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-FIL-LET/08|
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The main task of philology is to verify if a text has come to us in the form in which the author composed it; at the center of the interest of the discipline is therefore the text and the topic of its authenticity. Medieval and humanistic philology deals, more specifically, with the Latin texts composed in the Middle Ages and Humanism.
The course aims to provide students with the tools that allow them to refine their knowledge of history and textual criticism, with specific reference to medieval and humanistic Latin texts, both at a theoretical and practical level through the explanation and analysis of concrete cases related to particular texts and kinds of text. The aims of the course, more specifically, are the following: develop the ability to analyze and evaluate the tradition of the texts and to relate it to the different historical and cultural contexts in which it has been formed; put the student in contact with criticism, with the methodologies of medieval and humanistic philology, with scientific literature and with the tools of literary and philological research.
Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities and individual study will allow the student to:
• know the fundamental elements of philology and, more specifically, of medieval and humanistic Latin philology;
• know how to read any critical edition;
• know the main issues related to the critical edition of a medieval or humanistic commentary on other texts;
• know the manuscript tradition of some specific texts composed in the Middle Ages or in Humanism;
• know how to insert these texts in the correct historical-cultural context;
• know the main bibliographic tools that can be of support during the preparation of a critical edition;
• acquire a sufficient knowledge of the philological vocabulary.
Knowledge (even basic) of Latin language and good knowledge of Latin and Italian literature of the Middle Ages and Humanism.
Lessons will be held in presence only. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. It is possible that some lectures will be held in seminar form by experts in the subject.
1. Principles of philology. The essential aspects of philology will be illustrated (what is philology? The manuscript and the printed book; Latin in the Middle Ages and Humanism – and the relationship with the vernacular; textual criticism), with particular attention to texts and cases typical of the Middle Ages and Humanism;
2. the critical edition of medieval and humanistic commentaries. The general aspects will be exposed and the specific cases of the commentaries on the Poetria nova by Goffredo de Vino Salvo and the Rhetorica ad Herennium will be explained, with particular attention to the tradition of the texts and the solution of particularly significant textual problems.
Non-attending students must add to the bibliography described above the reading of M. Berté-M. Petoletti, La filologia medievale e umanistica, il Mulino, Bologna 2017. However, non-attending students are required to contact the teacher in time to better define the exam program.
Office hours: By appointment to be fixed by e-mail (please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PIA CAROLLA (President)
DOMENICO LOSAPPIO (President Substitute)
LIA RAFFAELLA CRESCI (Substitute)
AGNESE FONTANA (Substitute)
CLARA FOSSATI (Substitute)
ARIANNA MAGNOLO (Substitute)
LUCA VILLANI (Substitute)
February 14, 2023.
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About two or three questions relating to point 1 and the same number of questions relating to point 2 of the program. Students will have to demonstrate not only to know the essential aspects of philology, but also to be able to apply theory to practice on the texts proposed in point 2 of the program.