LATIN LITERATURE I (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of essential knowledge of Latin literature and in-depth examination of a path, a theme and some authors via the reading of texts in translation.
Course contents summary
Course title: L’officina del poeta
The course has as its object the reading, in translation, of significant passages by various authors in which it emerges the conception that the Latin poet has of his own work. The parts for expression of poetics (Prefaces, forewords) are also the places in which the poet opens up, in some way, the technical aspects of his work, and the ideal structure which underlies it.
A specific bibliography and texts will be provided in the course of the lessons. Core content: history of Latin literature from its origins until the end of the Imperial Age.
Core content (history of Latin literature): a manual of your choice from:
- A. CAVARZERE, A. DE VIVO, P. MASTANDREA, Letteratura latina, Rome 2003.
- G.B. CONTE, Letteratura latina, Florence 2002 (rist. 2004)
- F. CUPAIUOLO, Storia della letteratura latina: forme letterarie, autori e società, Naples 1994
- G. GARBARINO, Storia e testi della letteratura latina, Turin 2001
Monographic part: bibliography and texts will be provided in the course of the lessons.
The course is conducted through oral lessons and exercises, supplemented by tutoring each week.
The exam consists of an oral test on different parts of the program.