Students will be given an overview of the categories of ancient Greek metres, with particular emphasis on the relationship between lyric metres and literary genres.
Theoretical basis; translation and metrical commentary of examples taken from Homer, the lyrics and the dramatists.
Educational material will be provided by the teacher.
Those interested in buying a handbook in italian may want to choose B. Gentili - L. Lomiento, «Metrica e ritmica. Storie delle forme poetiche nella Grecia antica», Milano 2003 (reprints are available).
Analysis essay of a lyric passage.
Students are required to attend at least 2/3 of class sessions.
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