GREEK AND LATIN PHILOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course of Greek Philology Latin Philology aims to enable students to
deepen their knowledgment and understanding in Greek and latin
philology and textual criticism, in order to analyze a critical texts and its
apparatus, and to develop and apply original ideas also in a research
context. They will be able to apply their knowledge and understanding
also in new or unfamiliar environments within multidisciplinary context,
showing a good competence in the history of classical philology, in
manuscript tradition and transmission of the Greek and Latin texts and
showing the ability of formulating judgements also with limited
information. They will be able to communicate their conclusions clearly
and unambiguously, using suitable methods of philological and historical
analysis, having the learning skills to continue to study in an autonomous
manner (PhD) or successfully find a job (TFA > teaching). Also, the skills
so acquired will be of great use in other working environments.
Greek Philology. The student preparation will be assessed by the teacher in a prior interview, with reference to the educational goals of the student.
Latin Philology. Pass a preliminary written exam (prova scritta latino ) , if
students have already gained 18 credits in the same SDA (latin language
and literature L-FIL-LET/04)
Course contents summary
Greek Philology:The lectures will focus on the history of the manuscript tradition and on the problems of textual criticism applied to some specimina (Euripides).
Latin Philology:The plea of the shut-out lover: exclusus amator from comedy to lyric and elegy
Greek Philology. Reference texts will be distributed during the lectures. For the so called institiutonal part: R. Pfeiffer, History of classical scholarship. From the beginnings to the end of the Hellenistic age,
Oxford 1968; either L.D. Reynolds-N.G. Wilson, Scribes and scholars. A guide to the transmission of Greek and Latin literature, Oxford 1992(3) (the Greek part) or N.G. Wilson, Scholars of Byzantium, London 1996(2) or S. Timpanaro, The genesis of Lachmann's method, ed. and transl. by G.W. Most, Chicago 2005; see also M.L. West, textual criticism and editorial technique, Stuttgart 1973.
Latin Philology. Add P. Chiesa, Elementi di critica testuale, Bologna 2012.
F.O.Copley, Exclusus Amator. A Study in Latin Love Poetry, Baltimore 1956. Further reading is
provided during the lessons.
Frontal lessons and classes. Students will be encouraged to participate in
classroom lessons through individual accounts and seminar
Assessment methods and criteria
oral examination. The final score will be calculated by the arithmetic mean of the partial scores of the two courses