LATIN LITERATURE I (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire basic knowledge of the history of Latin literature and will study a given topic or writer in detail through a reading of translated texts.
Course contents summary
Course title: The theme of the journey in Latin literature of the Republican Age.
The theme of the journey is present in Latin literature from its origins, with the 'translation' of the Odyssey by Livius Andronicus. The course will provide a brief outline of its diffusion in Latin literature of the Republican Age, focusing on texts in which the journey is present as an existential image.
General part: History of Latin literature from its origins until the end of the Imperial Age.
Reading list provided during the course.
General part: one of the following textbooks is recommended:
G.B. Conte, Letteratura latina, Firenze 2002.
G. Garbarino, Storia e testi della letteratura latina, Torino 2001.
A. Cavarzere, A. De Vivo, P. Mastandrea, Letteratura latina, Roma 2003.
Independent readings: students will be required to read a number of texts in their Italian translation.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.