the aim of the course is to refine the skills of grammatical, stylistic, historical and literary analysis which students will need in order to examine the most representative texts of Latin literature. Furthermore, it intends to introduce students to the communication dynamics of these literary works and to give a first insight in the philological method.
Prerequisites: profound knowledge of Latin.
Content: the figurae verborum: second part (reading, translation, linguistic and grammatical analysis of chapter 9, 3 of Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria).
- M. Fabi Quintiliani Institutionis Oratoriae libri duodecim. Recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit M. Winterbottom, Oxonii 1970 (copy of some chapters of the books I and IX will be delivered during the course).
- O. Pecere, Roma antica e il testo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010.
The following works have to be studied independently by students:
- Lucrezio. Le leggi dell’universo (La natura, Libro I). A cura di L. Piazzi, Venezia, Marsilio, 2011.
- Ovidio. Metamorfosi, Volume II. A cura di G. Rosati, Milano, Fondazione Valla / Mondadori, 2009 (translation and commentary of book V).
Didactic method: lectures.
the exam will be an oral discussion regarding the Latin texts in the program.
Nota Bene. Before sustaining any exam regarding the disciplinary sector L-FIL-LET/04 (Latin Literature, Latin Philology, Latin Grammar, History of Latin language) which will allow the student to obtain 24 credits (minimum level required in order to teach Latin in the Italian high schools), it is compulsory to pass a written exam, consisting in translating a Latin text into Italian. This written test is preparatory to further exams and therefore it does not provide credits.
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