|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-ANT/02|
The course provides a methodological introduction and a specific in-depth study, in seminar form, of the main problems posed by the Greek historiographical production that has survived only in fragments, with particular reference to its use as a source for Greek history and without neglecting the comparison with historical works that have survived in full or in large part.
The course aims to foster the acquisition of the following skills, knowledge, and competences - to know, through the reading and direct analysis of texts, the main authors of Greek historiography, and in particular to be able to appropriately evaluate the contribution of the immense heritage of fragmentary Greek historiography, whose authors and fragments are collected in the monumental work of Felix Jacoby (Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, Berlin-Leiden 1923-1958) and its more recent continuations; - to know how to conduct a critical exegesis of the Greek historical texts that have survived in their entirety and, in relation to the fragmentary ones, to be able to correctly assess both the interests and purposes of the transcribed sources and the problems connected with the tradition and transmission of testimonies and fragments to study, through direct comparison of surviving documentation (literary, epigraphic, archaeological, papyrological, etc.) and modern bibliography, specific moments and problems of the Greek historical tradition, from its origins to the Roman conquest, with particular attention to the use of a methodology appropriate to historiographical investigation know how to independently orientate oneself in modern bibliography and be able to scientifically follow its updates through the use of both traditional and telematic research tools. Two modules: 1st module (20 hrs.): Specific topics of Greek history and historiography 2nd module (20 hrs.): Seminar activity and specific analysis of individual authors of fragmentary Greek historiography.
At the end of the course the student will be able to
- know the main authors of Greek historiography and assess the contribution of fragmentary Greek historiography to historical reconstruction;
- conduct a critical exegesis of the Greek historical texts that have survived in their entirety and, in relation to the fragmentary ones, correctly address the problems connected with tradition and transmission through cover-texts;
- deepen, through direct comparison of surviving documentation and modern bibliography, specific moments and problems of the Greek historical tradition;
- assess the degree of reliability of the information of historical interest provided by authors belonging to different literary genres (tragedy, comedy, oratory, biography etc.) by placing the evidence in its correct historical/cultural context;
- to orient oneself autonomously in the modern bibliography and to be able to scientifically follow its updates through the use of research tools.
The course requires a basic knowledge of Greek history, as indicated in the learning objectives for the teaching of Greek History for the three-year degree (cod.72626). Students who have not acquired the necessary skills during the three-year degree should contact the lecturer at a:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another prerequisite is a good knowledge of the Greek language; skills in the disciplines taught within the course of study belonging to the sectors L-ANT/03 (Roman History); L-FIL-LET/02 (Greek Literature); L-FIL-LET/04 (Latin Literature); L-FIL-LET/05 (Classical Philology) L-FIL-LET/07 (Byzantine civilization) are also useful.
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, Aulaweb. A written exercise is planned.
The course has a pronounced seminar structure, involving the active participation of students both in collective discussions on general problems and in individual lectures.
Lessons will be held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. Only those who attend lessons in presence will be deemed attending students.
The teacher, upon specific request by single students, could allow them to access the recordings of the lessons via Teams.
Program for 6 cfu
The 'lost' history: aspects of fragmentary Greek historiography. The course will be divided into two parts; the first will consist of frontal lectures, by the lecturer, aimed at proposing a methodological introduction to the main problems of Greek historical production transmitted only in fragments; the second, lasting 10 hours, will be an in-depth exegetical study, by the lecturer and other lecturers and scholars, on specific authors, themes and problems. The third part will be seminar-based and will involve each student carrying out a written exercise, agreed with the lecturer, on individual historical fragments. The essays will then be discussed in the classroom.
Part I: See the Italian version
Part II: Part II: bibliographical information on the individual fragmentary historians discussed will be provided in the course of the lectures.
Office hours: Wednesday 11-13; by appointment via e-mail: email@example.com (DIRAAS,sez. STORIA ANTICA, V.Balbi 4, I p.) or on Microsoft Teams, (codice x25e5v4).
FRANCESCA GAZZANO (President)
MARCO ENRICO (Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Written essay; oral interview. The written paper as a whole and its discussion during the oral interview contribute 50% to the overall assessment of the examination.
Written test: the in-depth study paper, on an agreed fragmentary historian with a bibliography provided by the lecturer, ascertains the acquisition of the correct methodology of investigation, as well as the ability to independently investigate the specific problems of fragmentary Greek historiography; the oral interview verifies the students' achievement of the teaching objectives.
Students unable to attend are required to arrange the programme with the lecturer (firstname.lastname@example.org). All students enrolled in the course (attending and non-attending) are requested to register on Aulaweb.