GREEK LITERATURE (LM)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student of Greek Literature will refine her/his knowledge of historical grammar,metre and style, to improve the historical knowledge of the Greek literature, the skills required for interpreting the critical editions of the Greek texts, and finally to improve the knowledge and the use of the bibliographical and linguistic reference tools.
Prerequisites will be evaluated by the teacher in a preliminary interview with reference to the learning target of the student. However, it is a good basis to have acquired 12 CFU of Greek Literature (LT).
Course contents summary
Aristophanes' Birds: text, interpretation and reception.
Reference editions will be recommended at the beginning of the course in the extended version of the program (see also the ELLY platform).
Lectures on the above mentioned text. At the end of the course, a seminar will involve the students with the aim of preparing a research paper about a selected topic chosen in accordance between the teacher and the student.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will have an oral examination based on primary and seconday literature (see above). The examination aims to test: 1) good reading and translation skills of Greek texts; 2) ability in order to produce personal interpretation of the texts; 3) oral proficiency; correct use of language; ability to give proper answers to the questions. Students who will meet the first 2 assessment criteria and will be able to reach a minimum of 60 percent score will get a pass grade. The oral examination involves the discussion of a paper.