GREEK LITERATURE AND LITERATURE ROMANZE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
GL mod. A: the student of Greek Literature will acquire a good knowledge of the historical development of the Greek Literature; also, they will begin to learn about this matter.
RL: The course is intended to give students competence to a critic insight of romance medieval literature, above all in its connections with classical literature.
GL mod. A: there will be a preparatory course ("Greek 0"), addressed to those who have not previously dealt with the study of the Greek language (IDEA project).
Course contents summary
GL mod. A: Sophocles' Oedipus Rex: text and interpretation.
RL: After a brief Introduction about the 'matière antique' in Old french Literature of the XII century, the course's aim is to study, through selected , translated and commented texts, the roman (based on Statius' epic poem) which makes the Theban material familiar in old french Literature: the Toman de Thèbes.
GL mod. A: For the text and the translation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, reference editions will be recommended at the beginning of the course. The same is for the institutional part of the examination, with the history of Greek literature and an essay at choice.
RL: Profilo delle letterature romanze medievali / Furio Brugnolo, Roberta Capelli , Roma : Carocci, 2011
Le Roman de Thèbes / publication, traduction, presentation et notes par Aime Petit. - Edition bilingue
Paris : Champion, 2008.
Manuale di linguistica e filologia romanza / Lorenzo Renzi, Alvise Andreose, Bologna : Il mulino, 2003 (o ristampe)
Bibliography on specific topics will be given during the course.
GL mod. A: 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. The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material.
RL: Academic teaching.
Students will be requested to collaborate during oral translations, according to their number.
Assessment methods and criteria
GL mod. A: 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) oral proficiency; correct use of language; ability to give proper answers to the questions. Students will have to fully achieve the 2 assessment criteria and score a minimum of 60 percent or better to get a pass grade.
RL: Oral exam, which includes questions about the lessons and the books to be studied autonomously