Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will acquire a well-rounded knowledge regarding the study of the subject: in particular, textual tradition and criticism; he/she will be prompted to becoming acquainted with Greek and Latin language an literature; the student will develop the skill required to read critical editions of Greek and Latin texts; he/she will become acquainted with bibliographical and linguistic sources.
good knowledge of Greek and Latin language and Greek and Latin literature is recommended prerequisite for the course.
Course contents summary
The Epodes of Cologne: philological and literary analysis
A) linguistic, stylistic, philological and literary analysis.
B)1) knowledge of the textual tradition and textual criticism; b) Greek lyric poetry (original text and translation): a selection of fragments (Archilochus, Hipponax, Sappho, Alcaeus) 3) additional critical essay assigned during the course.
A) A. Nicolosi, Ipponatte, Epodi di Strasburgo. Archiloco, Epodi di Colonia (con un’appendice su P. Oxy. 4708), Bologna (Pátron) 2007.
B) 1) textual tradition and textual criticism: F. Bossi, La tradizione dei classici greci, Bologna (Pàtron) 1992; L.D. Reynolds-N.G. Wilson, Copisti e filologi. La tradizione dei classici dall’antichità ai tempi moderni, Padova (Antenore) 19873, M.L. West, Critica del testo e tecnica dell’edizione, Palermo (L’Epos) 1991; 2) E. Degani, Ipponatte. Frammenti, Bologna (Pàtron) 2007; E. Degani-G. Burzacchini, Lirici greci. Antologia, nuova ed. con aggiorn. bibl. a c. di M. Magnani, Bologna (Pàtron) 2005 [Firenze (La Nuova Italia) 1977]; 3) students will be provided with a specific list during the course.
The teaching method in use is appropriate to the specific needs of the subject which requires the communication of the main course contents through classes; discussion with the students about textual problems; tutorial programs for the students. The final examination will include an oral exam to ascertain familiarity with course material.