LATIN STYLISTIC STUDIES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to examine problems connected to texts which, although different in terms of metrical form, theme and length, are nevertheless ascribable to the epigrammatic genre.
Students must have acquired 10 learning credits in the 'Latin language and literature' SDA (L-FIL-LET/04).
Course contents summary
Course title: The problematical status of the Latin epigram.
The course includes the stylistic, metrical and verbal analysis of epigrammatic poems from different authors and periods.
General part: knowledge of the fundamental elements of stylistic analysis, in addition to prosody and metre.
S. Boldrini, La prosodia e la metrica dei Romani, Roma: Carocci 2001.
A. Lunelli (edited by), La lingua poetica latina, Bologna: Pàtron, 1988.
Readings and texts will be provided over the course of the lectures.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
Assessment consists of an oral exam covering the various syllabus topics.
In addition, students will present a scientific research project on a topic to be agreed upon with the professor.