Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide the knowledge, both linguistic and historical-literary, of the discipline. The student will acquire:
1.Knowledge and understanding:
- he/she will have achieved theoretical knowledge and competence of the main aspects of Greek literature in its diachronic development;
- he/she will become acquainted with bibliographical sources of the topics.
2.Knowledge and understanding skills applied:
- will be able to develop complex literary paths and to establish links between different literary genre;
- contextualize texts in historical, linguistic and critical terms.
- students develop the ability to collect and explain data to state independent judgments within the discipline.
- students will be able to communicate and express methodological conclusions inherent to the discipline in a comprehensible way and supported by the acquired knowledge.
5. Ability to learn:
- students will enhance the learning skills necessary to keep on to study, in an autonomous way, the developments of the discipline.
Greek Literature I (12 cfu) or two exams (6+6 cfu) of Greek Literature or Greek grammar or Greek philology or History of Greek language (L-FIL-LET/02) are recommended prerequisite for the course; good knowledge of Greek language and literature is recommended prerequisite for the course, but prerequisites will be assessed by the teacher according to the student's educational goals.
Course contents summary
Reading, translations and commentary on Critia’s elegy
A) reading, translations and commentary on select fragments.
B) Greek literature: a selection of texts. Additional critical essay assigned during the course
A) M.L. West, Iambi et elegi graeci, II, Oxford 19922; Poetae elegiaci. testimonia et fragmenta, edd. B. Gentili et C. Prato, II, Monachii et Lipsiae 2002.
B) Additional critical essay assigned during the course.
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 (reading, translation and commentary of texts); discussion with the student about literary, exegetical and textual problems; seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material. The exam is divided into a series of 3 types of questions:
- the student will prove to be able to read, translate, analyze and comment (linguistic and literary aspects) texts studied during the course (A);
- the student will prove to have linguistic and literary knowledge and skills (A and B);
- the student will prove to have acquired knowledge of the topics (B).
The pass mark (in thirtieth) is achieved if the student proves to be able to answer to the three typology of questions. The outcome will be communicated immediately to the student.
A fail is determined by the lack of an understanding of the minimum content of the course, and the inability to express oneself adequately. A pass (18-21) are assigned to the student who will be able to exhibit with ownership the concepts and terms of the discipline, Middle-range scores (22-26) are assigned to the student who will show critical approach, Higher scores (27-30 e praise) are assigned to the student who will have deepened knowledge of the subject in an autonomous way, for example by consulting critical editions or by making comparisons on single editions of texts or different edition criteria.
The preparation, in agreement with the teacher, of a short essay, from which will start the exam, is required.