Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course offers a technical introduction to textual criticism, enabling the students to analyse and interpret the critical apparatus of an edition and focusing the linguistic and stylistic features of the texts, both in prose and in poetry
Have earned 10 credits in the subject area of Latin Language and Literature; those who have already earned 15 credits in this subject area must pass a preliminary written exam.
Course contents summary
The surviving of palliata in late republican age and early empire.
After the great success in early republic, the latin comedy decays:at the same time other minor comic performances arise, such as togata , mimus, atellana.On the other hand, echoes from palliata are remarkable in elegy. The course focuses on some of the many agreements between two otherwise quite different genres.
M.L. West, Critica del testo e tecnica dell’edizione, Palermo 1991.
D’A.S. Avalle, Principi di critica testuale, Padova 1978 2.
F. Leo, Plautinische Forschungen, Berlin 1912 (2° ed.), pp.140-157.
R.Jacoby, Zur Entstehung der roemischen Elegie, "Rheinisches Museum" 60, 1905, 38 ss.
J.Barsby, Love in Terence, in Amor:Roma. Love and Latin Literature, ed. by E.J. Kenney,Cambridge 1999,5-29.
P. Fedeli, Elegia e commedia : innamorato, meretrice e ruffiana. in Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates. 2 , Urbino 1999,25-48.
Classroom lectures and execises plus weekly tutorials
The exam consists of an interview covering syllabus topics and presentation of an individual research project agreed upon with the course professor.