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MEDIEVAL AND HUMANISTIC LATIN PHILOLOGY (LM)

CODE 108652
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 11268 FILOLOGIA E SCIENZE DELL'ANTICHITA' (LM-15) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/08
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    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.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge (even basic) of Latin language and good knowledge of Latin and Italian literature of the Middle Ages and Humanism.

    TEACHING METHODS

    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.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    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.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • Notes that will be available in the specific reserved area of the University website;

    • Guizzardo da Bologna, Recollecte super Poetria magistri Gualfredi, Fiorini, Verona 2013;

    • D. Losappio, Un nuovo testimone (frammentario) del commento di Guizzardo da Bologna alla Poetria nova, «Spolia», n.s., 6/1 (2020), pp. 110-128;

    • D. Losappio, Il commento di Bartolomeo da San Concordio alla Poetria nova: alcuni appunti, in Le poetriae del medioevo latino: modelli, fortuna, commenti, a cura di G.C. Alessio – D. Losappio, Edizioni Ca' Foscari, Venezia 2018, pp. 129-163;

    • D. Losappio, Sul commento alla Rhetorica ad Herennium del Codice Sforza, «Rhetorica», 34 (2016), pp. 55-77;

    • slides and other bibliographic material provided during the lessons..

    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.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PIA CAROLLA (President)

    FRANCESCA GAZZANO

    DOMENICO LOSAPPIO (President Substitute)

    LIA RAFFAELLA CRESCI (Substitute)

    AGNESE FONTANA (Substitute)

    CLARA FOSSATI (Substitute)

    ARIANNA MAGNOLO (Substitute)

    LUCA VILLANI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    February 2023.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    02/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    29/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale