Greek Literature (m) (2009/2010)

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Name of lecturers
Guido Avezzu', Andrea Rodighiero
Guido Avezzu'
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

In order to improve the historical and structural understanding of the Greek literary institutions, texts will be analysed with a deeply critical and philological approach.


Prerequisite: Students are due to have a thorough knowledge of the ancient Greek language and literature.

(1) Drama and Celebration: Aeschylus, Persae
(2) Lyric fragments outside the theatre: Timotheus, The Persians; the hyporcheme of Pratinas.

(1) (a) Aeschyli tragoediae, ed. M.L. West, Stutgardiae, in aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 19982; Eschilo. I Persiani, a cura di L. Belloni, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 19942; Aeschylus. Persians, ed. by E. Hall, Warminster, Aris & Phillips 1996.
(b) Further bibliography will be given during the lectures.
(2) (a) Timotheus, The Persians (PMG fr. 791): Further bibliography will be given during the lectures.
(b) The hyporcheme of Pratinas (TrGF I 4 F 3); A. Bierl, Il dramma satiresco di Pratina e il Ciclope di Euripide. Movimento selvaggio, autoreferenzialità corale e liberazione dell’energia accumulata sotto il segno di Dioniso, in «… un enorme individuo, dotato di polmoni soprannaturali». Funzioni, interpretazioni e rinascite del coro drammatico greco, Atti del Convegno, Verona, 14-16 giugno 2007, a cura di A. Rodighiero e P. Scattolin, c.d.s.; The Fragments of Timotheus of Miletus, edited with an Introduction and Commentary by J.H. Hordern, Oxford 2002.

Teaching method: Lectures and tutorials.

Assessment methods and criteria

Tests and final exam are scheduled