LATIN STYLISTIC STUDIES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
GENERAL PART: knowledge of the fundamental elements of stylistic analysis, in addition to prosody and metre.
The objective of the course is to examine in detail how the prescriptions of the epistolary genre itself combine with the articulation of formal poetic content.
Students must have obtained 10 learning credits in the scientific subject area of Latin Language and Literature.
Course contents summary
Course title: Latin epistolography in verse.
The course will provide a stylistic, metrical and verbal analysis of Latin epistolary texts in verse form, examining in particular texts in hexameter form (Horace), in couplets (Ovid), and in various metres (Ausonius).
S. Boldrini, La prosodia e la metrica dei Romani, Roma: Carocci 2001.
A. Lunelli (edited by), La lingua poetica latina, Bologna: Pàtron, 1988.
Readings and texts recommended over the course of the lectures.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.
In addition, students will present a scientific research project on a topic to be agreed upon with the professor.