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CODE 101403
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-ANT/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course of Elements and sources for Roman history aims to provide the first-year student with a framework of the themes and problems relating to the period characterized by the presence of Rome in ancient historical reality, as well as a presentation of the work method of the historian and developments of historiography starting from the progressive professionalization of the discipline.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is, on the one hand, to provide the student of the master's degree in 'Historical Sciences' with insights on concepts, themes and problems already addressed during the course of Roman History followed during the three-year History course; on the other hand to show him the way to understand the work of historians and to get to know the tools they use (sources, methodology and historiography).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The objectives that the teaching aims at are three:

1) understand the structural aspects of Roman society, in its various fields and problems;

2) learn to become familiar with the historiographical lexicon and with the "tools of the trade" of the historian, that is the primary and secondary sources;

3) acquire a method of critical-scientific interpretation of classical sources, knowing how to use the specific bibliographic tools and the fundamental techniques of analysis of literary, epigraphic and archaeological documents.

PREREQUISITES

1) good basic preparation regarding the knowledge of Roman history;

2) competence in the methods of analysis, interpretation and ecdotics of classical sources dropped, in their historical context;

3) knowledge of the fundamental methodologies of study and research, through the ability to apply the historical-critical method in exegesis and interpretation of auditory documents for the interpretation of events and / or characters;

4) updated bibliographic information and, in any case, knowledge of the main research and study tools, including the various online resources;

5) good oral and written argumentation skills, based on a scientifically appropriate language.

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held in person.
During the course, students will have to choose a topic related to the teaching program. It will be the subject of an essay that must be exposed and discussed in the classroom.

Seminars will be organized on sources and historiography, to explain the work methods of the historian and the construction of historiographical knowledge.


SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for students who use teaching for 6 credits:

Introduction to Roman historiography: themes, source problems.

Program for students who use teaching for 9 credits:

Sources used for knowledge of Roman history: themes, problems, sources and historiography.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for students who use teaching for 6 credits:

G. Geraci, A. Marcone, Fonti per la Storia romana, Firenze (Le Monnier) 2015.
Pdf of essays on the issues addressed (provided by the teacher).
Bibliography for students who use teaching for 9 credits:

G. Geraci, A. Marcone, Fonti per la Storia romana, Firenze (Le Monnier) 2015;

M. Manca - F. Rohr Vio, Introduzione alla storiografia romana, Carocci, Roma 2010.

Pdf of essays on the issues addressed (provided by the teacher).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA FEDERICA PETRACCIA (President)

EMILIA MICHELAZZI

SERENA BIGGIO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons will begin on Tuesday 19 September 2023 at 11 am in room 5 at Balbi 2.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will be in oral form and the final evaluation will take into account the objectives achieved, as well as the written reports and possibly discussed in the classroom by the student.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In the exam, which will be held in oral form, will be proposed by examining one or more specific topics contained in the indicated texts. The examiner will be asked to illustrate these topics in a critical and correct manner, using an appropriate language; his ability to establish significant links with other topics addressed during the lessons (for attending students) will also be verified.

In addition, individual or group research will be required for those who have not had the opportunity to exhibit them in the classroom.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
07/05/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale appello riservato ai laureandi della sessione estiva
11/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students who will attend the course MUST subscribe to both Aulaweb and the Facebook group "Unige - courses Petraccia 2021/22 or 2022/23". It is a closed group which can be accessed simply by indicating your own number of freshman.

The teacher can be contacted at any time via e-mail.

There is no alternative program for non-attending students.