LATIN PHILOLOGY (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to enable students to read Latin authors in their original language and in critical editions providing at the same time a linguistic and stylistic commentary of the texts.
10 credits in the subject area of Latin Language and Literature are required
Course contents summary
Continuity and innovation in literary genres: comic and elegiac poetry.
Scholars have been discussing the relationship between comedy and elegy for long time, especially the possible direct influence of the former upon the latter. The course focuses on the main problems, examining parallel passages from Plautus Terence and elegiac poets of early empire.
L.D. Reynolds, N.G. Wilson, Copisti e Filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Padova 1987.
A.A. Day, The Origins of Latin Love Elegy, Oxford 1938=Hildesheim 1977.I
Introd. di A. La Penna a Tibullo. Elegie (L'elegia di Tibullo come meditazione lirica , Milano, ultima edizione.
J.P. Elder, Tibullus: tersus atque elegans, in Critical Essays on Roman Literature. Elegy and Lyric, London 1962.