History of the classical tradition and philology (M) (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Gherardo Ugolini
Gherardo Ugolini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to launch through paradigmatic cases the knowledge and understanding of the relationship between antiquity and modernity. At the end of the course the student must demonstrate:
1) knowledge of the meaning of the concepts of philology and classical tradition;
2) knowledge of the studied texts and of hermeneutical problems connected to them
3) knowledge of the main interpretative models and modern remakes of the texts examined.


The “Helen” of Euripides in the Twentieth Century: interpretations, reworks and stagings.

Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of the classical languages is desirable but not necessary

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Euripide Elena Rizzoli - BUR 1997 8817171786
Francesco Donadi Elena. Variazioni sul mito Marsilio 2005
Euripides Helen Cambridge University Press 2008 9780521545419
Maurizio Bettini, Carlo Brillante Il mito di Elena Einaudi 2014
Ugolini, Gherardo Sofocle e Atene. Vita politica e attività teatrale nella Grecia classica Carocci 2011
Lanza Diego, Ugolini Gherardo (a cura di), Storia della filologia classica Carocci 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

Expected knowledge and skills will be verified through an oral exam.
Preparation will be considered adequate if the student demonstrates the following abilities:
1) accurate and thorough exposure of the topics learned in the module, mastering the vocabulary and the terminology relating topics of the module;
2) articulated re-elaboration of the contents of the module;
3) ability to interpret and comment on the passages of the "Helen" and the other texts examined in the module.