The Greek Language (p) course aims to complement the introductory course by further focusing on aspects of language and Greek dialectology, as well as by introducing Students to other literary genres than those focused on in the introductory course.
By reading and analyzing a selection of highly significant literary documents, at the end of the course Students will be able to analyze and identify features that are peculiar to Greek literary languages, with specific focus on their phonological/morphological features and their diachronic/diatopic variance.
The Greek Language (p) course aims to complement the Greek Language (i) course by focusing on other literary genres than those dealt with in the Introductory course.
The (p) course will analyse on a selection of Greek texts, with specific focus on phonological, morphological and lexical aspects, pertaining to the following literary genres: (1) Elegy and Epigram; (2) Iambus; (3) Ionic prose.
During the course, students will be guided through the reading and translating of a number of carefully selected texts. Particular emphasis will be placed on the main phonological and morphological aspects of the above mentioned literary genres (1), (2), (3).
A.C. Cassio (ed.), Storia delle lingue letterarie greche. Seconda edizione, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2016, ch. 8, E. Passa, ‘L’elegia e l’epigramma su pietra’.
A.C. Cassio (ed.), Storia delle lingue letterarie greche. Seconda edizione, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2016, ch. 9, S. Kaczko, ‘Il giambo’.
A.C. Cassio (ed.), Storia delle lingue letterarie greche. Seconda edizione, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2016, ch.
12, C. Vessella, ‘La prosa’.
Further bibliography will be provided in class. The selected Greek texts will be either provided in photocopy or uploaded on the MOODLE platform.
|A.C. Cassio||Storia della lingua greca||Le Monnier, Firenze||2016||capp. 8 (‘L’elegia e l’epigramma su pietra’ [E. Passa]), 9 (‘Il giambo’ [S. Kaczko]), 12 (‘La prosa’ [C. Vessella])|
Oral examination (both for regularly attending students and non attending students).
The oral examination will aim to evaluate the Students’
• analytical knowledge of the course’s topics;
• their ability to autonomously translate and comment upon the Greek texts analysed in class;
• their ability to identify the main linguistic features of the literary genres analysed during the course.