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CODE 106808
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
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 course aims to: - introduce students to the knowledge of Sanskrit grammar, in particular in its most ancient phase (Vedic); - encourage the acquisition of the basic methodology for the critical analysis of Vedic texts and the reading of hymns and prose through the analysis of the texts in the original language; - start a comparison between selected texts and passages with Greek and Latin analogues; - retrace the history of the so-called "Indo-European poetic language" from a comparative perspective; - know the main moments of ancient Indian literature with particular regard to Vedism and the epic; - develop the ability to conduct a guided reading of texts, to use Sanskrit dictionaries and understand the lemmatization criteria, to use the TITUS electronic corpus; - deepen, through direct comparison and always in the original language, the knowledge of comparative elements between Indian, Latin and Greek traditions; - develop the ability to correctly reconstruct Indo-European poetic formulas according to the linguistic and cultural method of the Italian and German school.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students will be able to master the foundations 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 an anthology of Vedic hymns will be lectured.

The theme will focus on Vedic prayers and praises and Indo-European parallelisms.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

See Italian part.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ROSA RONZITTI (President)

GUIDO GIOVANNI BORGHI

GIULIO IMBERCIADORI (Substitute)

MATTEO MACCIO' (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Third week of September 2023.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
21/12/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
18/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
15/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
10/05/2024 11:30 GENOVA Orale appello riservato ai laureandi della sessione estiva
06/06/2024 11:30 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2024 16:00 GENOVA Orale
25/07/2024 15:00 GENOVA Orale
12/09/2024 14:30 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.