Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to acquire secure skills for evaluating the contribution of sources to the history of the text tradition and to initiate a proper way of reading, interpreting and studying literary texts.
It would be good to have at least basic knowledge of classical Greek and Latin languages
Course contents summary
The course will focus on 15 th century philologists, with particular reference to the recovery of classical texts. In addition philological issues will be treated.
- P. Maas, Critica del testo, trad. it. di N. Martinelli, presentazione di G. Pasquali, con lo Sguardo retrospettivo 1956 e una nota di Luciano Canfora. – 3a ed., 2a rist., Firenze, Le Monnier
G. Pasquali, Storia della tradizione e critica del testo, Firenze, Le Lettere
The course consists of classroom lectures supplemented by weekly
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will be assessed by an oral examination based on the readings
and other material used in the course.
The assessment aims to test:
1) proper knowledge and critical understanding of the history of classical texts;
2) proper reading and translation of Latin texts;
3) critical and interpretation skills along with the ability to produce
personal reinterpretation and interdisciplinary links;
4) oral proficiency; correct use of language; ability to give proper answers
to given questions.
Students will have to fully achieve the first two assessment criteria and
score a minimum of 60 percent or better to get a pass grade.