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. A good knowledge of Greek language and literature is recommended
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:Textual tradition of Ancient Greek iambography.
Ancient Greek iambus was carefully studied by ancient scholars. Reading, translations and commentary on Archilochus’ and Hipponax’s fragments with particular attention to the text tradition.
A) Reading, translations and commentary on Archilochus and Hipponax’s fragments.
B) 1. knowledge of ancient Greek textual tradition and textual criticism; 2. a selection of texts.
Latin Philology: Addresses, reading public and audience in Horace's Odes
Horace’ odes are to be seen as conversations with real or fictious addressees and
they include a wide range of characters: friends, ennemies, women, prominent or
unknown persons. The course focuses on the dynamic relationship between poet
For the so called institutional part:
L.D. Reynolds-N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, 4 ed., Roma-Padova (Antenore) 2016. Recommended also
P. Chiesa, Elementi di critica testuale, Bologna 2012;
F. Montana, La filologia ellenistica: lineamenti di una storia culturale, Pavia (Pavia University Press) 2012.
For monographical parts see single sections of Greek Philology and Latin Philology.
Frontal lessons and classes. Students will be encouraged to participate in
classroom lessons through individual accounts and seminars
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. The final score will be calculated by the arithmetic mean of the partial scores of the two courses