Greek Literature (i+p) - I MODULO PARTE (I) (2016/2017)

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Name of lecturer
Guido Avezzu'
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Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) dal Oct 3, 2016 al Nov 12, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni)
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Friday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

Learning outcomes

This course aims at providing an adequate undergraduate knowledge of the ancient Greek literature, also in relation to European cultural heritage. It is made up of two modules, each one for 6 CFU. The “introductive” one (i) is preparatory to the “advanced” (p). Both of them require the knowledge of the ancient Greek language. An Ancient Greek Laboratory for beginners is provided: for informations ask to


(i) Students of the ‘introductive’ class (i) will prepare sections (b) and (d: Iliad 1) of the syllabus, and the part of section (a) that will be developed in the first 36 hours (Bibliography: the language of epic poetry).

(p) Students of the whole class ‘introductive’ (i) + ‘advanced’ (p) will prepare all the sections.

(a) Euripides, Electra.
(b) History of Greek literature to the 5th century B.C., with specific attention to: epics, archaic lyric poetry, tragedy, comedy, and historiography.
(c) History of Greek literature of the 4th century B.C. and Hellenism to the 2nd century A.D., with specific attention to: philosophy, comedy, epics, and historiography.
(d) Other readings: Homer, Iliad 1; Odyssey 3.
(a) M.C. Cropp (ed.), Euripides. Electra, Warminster: Aris & Phillips 1988; H.M. Roisman and C.A.E. Luschnig (eds), Euripides’ Electra. A Commentary, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press 2011.
The language of epic poetry: L.R. Palmer, The Greek Language, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press 1996: 57-104.
The language of tragedy: L.R. Palmer, The Greek Language, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press 1996: 57-82; 130-41.
(b) Students are free to choose.
(c) Students are free to choose.
(d) Iliad 1: all editions, with an extensive commentary;
Odyssey 3: all editions, with an extensive commentary.
Scientific commentaries: The Iliad. A Commentary, Vol. I: Books 1-4, ed. by G.S. Kirk, Cambridge University Press 1985 (Introduction: pp. 1-37; Commentary: pp. 51-114); Omero. Odissea, vol. 1: Libri 1-4, introd., testo e comm. a cura di A. Heubeck e S. West, Milano, Mondadori 1981.

Other readings will be suggested during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria