Latin Paleography (i) (2014/2015)

Course code
4S01205
Name of lecturer
Massimiliano Bassetti
Coordinator
Massimiliano Bassetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-STO/09 - PALEOGRAPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
semestrino IA, Semestrino IB

Lesson timetable

semestrino IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Maffei from Oct 9, 2014  to Nov 15, 2014
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Maffei  
Semestrino IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Maffei  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Maffei  

Learning outcomes

A course in Latin Palaeography prepares students for research with original classical, late antique and medieval manuscripts. Emphasis is on distinguishing characteristic letter forms and spelling peculiarities which date and place classical and medieval manuscripts, even in practice sessions. Focus is also set on the history of writing and editorial methods for classical and medieval texts in literature, philosophy, cosmology, physics, and theology.

Syllabus

Knowledges in latin classics, roman history and medieval history are useful for attendance.

Reference books:
a) A. PETRUCCI, Breve storia della scrittura latina, Roma, Bagatto Libri, 1989 (+ A. PETRUCCI, Prima lezione di paleografia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2002 [Universale Laterza, 811]);
b) B. BISCHOFF, Paleografia latina. Antichità e Medioevo, a c. di G. MANTOVANI e S. ZAMPONI, Padova, Antenore, 1992;
c) G. CENCETTI, Lineamenti di storia della scrittura latina, ristampa a c. di G. GUERRINI FERRI, Bologna, Pàtron Editore, 1997;
d) P. CHERUBINI - A. PRATESI, Paleografia latina. L’avventura grafica del mondo occidentale, Città del Vaticano, Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica, 2010 (Littera antiqua, 16).

Special schedules for non attenders have to be drawn with the teacher.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final will be an oral exam in two steps. 1. Read, date and place a classical or medieval sample of script; 2. Oral test on the history of latin handwriting (400 b.C. - 1500 a.D.)