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
The violation of the dramatic illusion in archaic Roman theatre
The shattering of the so-called fourth wall between stage and audience leads to the violation of the dramatic illusion and excites sympathy between actor and spectator, both in modern and in classical theatre. The course focuses on modes and development of this peculiar technique in Latin literature, especially in Roman comedy.
L.D. Reynolds, N.G. Wilson, Copisti e Filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Padova 1987.
W.Beare, I Romani a teatro, trad.it. Bari 2002 3° ed.
G. Chiarini, La rappresentazione teatrale , in AA.VV.,Lo spazio letterario di Roma antica, Salerno editore, vol. II, pp. 155-179
G.E.Duckworth, The Nature of Roman Comedy, London 1994 2°ed.,132 ss.: The violation of the dramatic illusion.