Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide knowledge, both exegetical and textual criticism, of the discipline. The student will acquire:
1.Knowledge and understanding:
- he/she will become acquainted with textual tradition and criticism;
- he/she will become acquainted with bibliographical sources of the topics.
2.Knowledge and understanding skills applied:
- well-rounded knowledge regarding exegetical abilities an textual criticism; he/she will develop the skill required to develop scientific researches;
- the student will develop skills regarding to read and to know primary sources, and to translate and comment critical editions of Greek texts.
- students develop the ability to collect and explain data to state independent judgments within the discipline.
- students will be able to communicate and express methodological conclusions inherent to the discipline in a comprehensible way and supported by the acquired knowledge.
5. Ability to learn:
- students will enhance the learning skills necessary to keep on to study, in an autonomous way, the developments of the discipline.
Good knowledge of Greek language and literature is recommended prerequisite for the course.
Course contents summary
Textual tradition of Ancient Greek Elegy.
Ancient Greek elegy is a genre that we can find throughout Greek literature from the origin. Reading, translations and commentary on Archilochus’ fragments with particular attention to the text tradition. Moreover, reading, translations and commentary on Critia’s elegy.
A) Reading, translations and commentary on Archilochus and Critias fragments.
B) 1. knowledge of ancient Greek textual tradition and textual criticism; 2. a selection of texts.
The extended program will be available on the Elly platform of DUSIC Dept. at the beginning of the lessons.
The extended program will be available on the Elly platform of Dep. DUSIC at the beginning of the lessons.
A) M.L. West, Iambi et elegi Graeci, I, 2 ed., Oxford 1989; Greek Iambic Poetry, ed. and transl. by D.E. Gerber, Cambridge (Mass.)-London 1999; Greek Elegiac Poetry, ed. and transl. by D.E. Gerber, Cambridge (Mass.)-London 1999.; M.L. West, Iambi et elegi Graeci, II, 2 ed., Oxford 1992; Poetae elegiaci. testimonia et fragmenta, edd. B. Gentili et C. Prato, II, Monachii et Lipsiae 2002. Additional essay will be assigned during the course.
B) 1. L.D. Reynolds-N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, 4 ed., Roma-Padova (Antenore) 2016 (ISBN 9788884556967) Ancient Greek philology and textual criticism. Are also recommended: Fausto Montana, La filologia ellenistica: lineamenti di una storia culturale, Pavia (Pavia University Press) 2012 (ISBN 9788896764374); AA.VV., Introduzione alla filologia greca, Salerno Editrice (Roma) 2004 (ISBN 8884024625), pp. 21-165.
B) 2. A. Nicolosi, Archiloco. Elegie, Bologna (Pàtron) 2013 (ISBN 9788855532365); Archiloco. Testimonianze e frammenti, traduzione e note di commento di A. Nicolosi, Roma (Aracne) 2017 (ISBN 9788825508550). Additional critical essay will be assigned during the course.
The teaching method in use is appropriate to the specific needs of the subject which requires the communication of the main course content through classes (reading, translation and commentary of texts); the teaching material will be available at the beginning of the lessons. Discussion with students about textual and exegetical problems; seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material. The exam is divided into a series of 3 types of questions:
- the student will prove to be able to read, translate, analyze and comment (textual tradition and criticism) texts studied during the course (A);
- the student will prove to have linguistic knowledge and skills (B.2);
- the student will prove to have acquired knowledge of the topics (B.1).
The pass mark (in thirtieth) is achieved if the student proves to be able to answer to the three typology of questions. The outcome will be communicated immediately to the student.
A fail is determined by the lack of an understanding of the minimum content of the course, and the inability to express oneself adequately. A pass (18-21) are assigned to the student who will be able to exhibit with ownership the concepts and terms of the discipline, Middle-range scores (22-26) are assigned to the student who will show critical approach, Higher scores (27-30 e praise) are assigned to the student who will have deepened knowledge of the subject in an autonomous way, for example by consulting critical editions or by making comparisons on single editions of texts or different edition criteria.
The preparation, in agreement with the teacher, of a short essay, from which will start the exam, is required.