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SANSKRIT AND INDOEUROPEAN LINGUISTICS (LM)

CODE 106808
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11268 FILOLOGIA E SCIENZE DELL'ANTICHITA' (LM-15) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Sanskrit is one of the most important Indo-European languages, which reflects the PIE culture as well the history of ancient India. Its knowledge enables us to acquire the foundations of Indo-European reconstruction.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The studente will be able to manage the sasis of Sanskrit grammar and to afford the sanskrit texts discussed in class as well Indo-European etymology and reconstruction.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The students will be able to master the foudations of Sanskrit grammar and Indo-European reconstruction.

     

    PREREQUISITES

    A good knowledge of Greek and Latin.Foundations of Indo-European Linguistics: phonetic laws, geealogical affiliations, morphology.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Traditional lesson. The student is required to join actively to the class.Texts, materials and photocopies will be provided for the most part.

    The lectures will be delivered in presence. The attendance is highly recommended.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    During the course the Brahmodya hymn RV I 164 will be lecture.

    The theme will focus on  deciphering Vedic riddles and Indo-European parallelisms.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Romano Lazzeroni, La cultura indoeuropea, Bari: Laterza 1998 (disponibile presso la docente e/o a Scienze della formazione), 120 pp.

    Salvatore Monda, Anigma e Griphos. Gli antichi e l'oscurità della parola, Pisa: ETS, 2012, pp. 7-20 (Introduction).

    Rosa Ronzitti, Ancora sull’ἀνόστεος esiodeo: membro maschile, vento di Borea, smidollato o chiocciola?, in Lumina: Studi di Linguistica Storica e di Letterature Comparate V, 2021, Roma, Aracne Edizioni, pp. 41-62.

    Saverio Sani, Grammatica sanscrita, Pisa - Roma: Serra MMXII (selecion).

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ROSA RONZITTI (President)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Tuesday 20th September.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be oral. Written reconstruction of words and roots will be required.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The level required to pass the exam is more than the basic one.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    15/12/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/01/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/02/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/05/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/06/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    22/06/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/07/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Frquency to the lectures is highly recommended. Non attending students must contact the teacher at least a month before the exam in order to get a special program.