GREEK LITERATURE (LABORATORY)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student of Greek Literature will acquire a sound knowledge regarding to the historical grammar, the metrical issues, the textual tradition and the textual criticism; he/she will become familiar to the history of Greek literature; the student will also develop the skills required for using the critical editions of the Greek texts; he/she will become acquainted with bibliographical and linguistic sources. This knowledge will be essential in order to continue his/her university curriculum in Greek language and literatur (triennal and biennal program). Students of Greek Literature (Philosophical Studies - 6 CFU) will have a personalized training course.
We recommend a basic knowledge of the Greek language and literature; there will be a preparatory course ("Greek 0"), addressed to those who have not previously dealt with the study of the Greek language. Students of Greek Literature - 6 CFU ("Philosophical Studies"), are encouraged to arrange their training with the teacher before the start of the course (II part of the I semester).
Course contents summary
Euripides' Hippolitus: text and interpretation (I). Plato's Menexenus: text and interpretation (II). Students of Greek Literature - 6 CFU ("Philosophical Studies), are invited to follow part II of the course (Plato's Menexenus).
For the text and the translation of Euripides’ Hippolitus and Plato's Menexenus, reference editions will be showed at the beginning of the course. For the institutional part of the examination, including a selection of lyric poetry and book 8 of the Odyssey, see the extended program (PDF online at LEA and in classroom from the beginning of the course). Students of Greek Literature (Philosophical Studies - 6 CFU) will have a specific program.
The teaching method in use is appropriate to the specific needs of the subject which requires the communication of the main course contents through classes; discussion with the students about textual and exegetical problems; tutorial programs for the students; practical exercises of Greek metre, historical grammar are on schedule. The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will be assessed by an oral examination based on the readings and other material used in the course and that will be administered at the end of the course. The assessment aims to test: 1) proper knowledge and critical understanding of the main themes of the history of the Greek literature; 2) good reading and translation of Greek texts; 3) critical and interpretation skills along the ability to produce personal reinterpretation; 4) oral proficiency; correct use of language; ability to give proper answers to the questions. Students will have to fully achieve the first 2 assessment criteria and score a minimum of 60 percent or better to get a pass grade.