Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire well-round knowledge regarding the Greek language and literature; he/she will develop the skill required to read critical editions of Greek texts; the student will become acquainted with bibliographical and linguistic sources.
First step is that candidates should have passed the examination of Greek Literature I (12 cfu) or two examinations (6+6 cfu) of Greek Literature or Greek grammar or Greek philology or History of Greek language; good knowledge of Greek language and literature is recommended prerequisite for the course.
Course contents summary
Reading, translations and commentary on Meleager’s epigrams
A) reading, translations and commentary on Meleager’s epigrams.
B) Greek literature: a selection of texts. Additional critical essay assigned during the course
A) Meleagro. Epigrammi, a c. di G. Guidorizzi, Milano (Mondadori) 1992; A.S.F. Gow-D.L. Page, Hellenistic Epigrams, I-II, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press) 1965.
B) Additional critical essay assigned during the course.
Oral lesson. The teaching method in use is appropriate to the specific needs of the subject which requires the communication of the main course content through classes; discussion with the student about textual problems; seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam. The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material. The pass mark is achieved if the student proves to be able to translate and comment acceptably the text proposed by the teacher and if she/he has acquired sufficient knowledge of the topics.