Latin Philology (m) (2017/2018)

Course code
4S02281
Name of lecturer
Renata Raccanelli
Coordinator
Renata Raccanelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Course aims:
The course proposes an approach to the principles of textual criticism and to the transmission of classical texts through the reading of a Latin comedy, with special regard to the tradition of Plautine studies.

Prerequisites: Advanced knowledge of the Latin language, knowledge of Latin literature and philological method.

Expected learning outcomes: at the end of the course students will be able to
-understand the history of Plautus’ text and the main approaches in the tradition of Plautine studies;
-develop autonomous ability to translate and analyze a comedy of Plautus, with regard to its main textual and dramaturgic issues;
-improve the following communication skills: to expand the specialized lexicon of philological and historico-literary language; to reflect on the different communication codes (linguistic, dramaturgic, cultural) in Plautus’ text;
-develop autonomous ability to reflect on the practiced methodologies.

Syllabus

Program
Reading of Plautus’ Stichus, with special regard to the study of
-the specificities of ancient theatre texts (e.g. the conditions of production and fruition), of its transmission and reception in antiquity (e.g. Gellius III.3);
-selected issues in the history of transmission and in the studies of Plautus’ text, as well as in the critical approaches to Plautus’ dramaturgy.

Bibliography:
-T. Maccius Plautus Stichus. Einleitung, Text, Kommentar von H. Petersmann, Heidelberg 1973.
-Tito Maccio Plauto, Stico, prefazione di C. Questa, introduzione di E. Rossi, traduzione di M.Scandola, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Milano 2005.
-C.Questa, R.Raffaelli, Dalla rappresentazione alla lettura, in G.Cavallo, P.Fedeli, A.Giardina (a cura di), Lo spazio letterario di Roma antica, vol. III, Roma 1990, pp. 139-215.
-R.Raffaelli, A. Tontini (a cura di), Lecturae Plautinae Sarsinates XVIII Stichus, Urbino 2015.
-Further bibliographic references will be proposed during the course.


Teaching methods:
Lectures, exercises and, where possible, seminar activities.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
H. Petersmann T. Maccius Plautus Stichus. Einleitung, Text, Kommentar von H. Petersmann Carl Winter, Heidelberg 1973

Assessment methods and criteria

Exams:
The exam consists of an oral test aiming to verify the level of achievement of the learning objectives previously indicated; namely, the acquisition of autonomous skills to understand, translate and expound the text of Plautus’ Stichus, with special regard to
-the knowledge of the history of Plautus’ text and of the tradition of Plautine studies;
-the autonomous ability to understand the critical apparatus and to expound the main textual and dramaturgic issues;
-argument skills; wealth and appropriateness of vocabulary.


N.B. Non-attending students are requested to contact the teacher in due advance so as to define a specific program.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018