Students will learn to recognize the recitated and sung metres of ancient Greek poetry, and to analyze the polymetric structures of lyric and dramatic poetry performed between VII and V a.C.
Basics of prosody.
The categories of metres in the ancient sources and in the modern studies.
Analysis of the metrical structure of literary texts.
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. Storia delle forme poetiche nella Grecia antica», Mondadori Università 2003.
Analysis essay on the metrical structure of a lyric text as published in the most recent critical editions.
Students are required to attend at least 2/3 of class sessions.
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