Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to enable students to deepen their knowledgment and understanding in Latin philology and textual criticism, in order to analyze a critical text and its apparatus, and to develop and apply original ideas, also in a research context. They will be able to apply their knowledgment 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 Latin texts and having showing the ability of formulating judgements also with limited information. They will be able to communicate their conclusions clearly and unanmbiguously, using suitable methods of philological and historical analysis, having the learning skills to continue to study in an autonomous manner.
Have earned 12 credits in the subject area of Latin Language and Literature; those who have already earned 18 credits in this subject area must pass a preliminary written exam
Course contents summary
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
Testi di riferimento
P. Chiesa, Elementi di critica testuale, Bologna 2012.
Orazio, Odi ed Epodi, con introd. di A. Traina, Milano, ultima ed.
A. La Penna, Orazio e la morale mondana europea, in Saggi e studi su Orazio,Firenze Sansoni 1993, 2-232 (specialmente 85-177).
M. Citroni, Dedicatari e lettori della poesia di Orazio, in Letture oraziane , a cura di G.Bruno, Venosa 1993, 55-81.
Further reading is provided during the lessons
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of an interview covering syllabus topics. Students will show their deep competence in translating both the authors proposed during frontal lessons and new passages; in reading a critical text and a critical apparatus, in having a good knowledge and understanding of the history of Latin philology. of manuscript tradition and transmission of Latin texts. . Students will be assessed on:written and oral proficiency; language property; working out contents; ability to make inter-disciplinary connections; proper use of specialist language; ability to give proper answers to given questions.Students will have to score a minimum of 60 percent or better of the given questions to get a pass grade.