The course aims to introduce students to the study of Greek and Latin philology. At the end of the course the student must demonstrate:
1) knowledge of the meaning of the concept of classical philology from the ancient world to the present;
2) basic knowledge of the philological method as a method of reading and interpreting a written text and documenting the textual state of the documents;
3) knowledge about the transmission of Greek and Latin texts and the techniques of constituting a critical text;
4) ability to use critical editions and to read a critical apparatus.
The first part of the course is an introduction to the concept of classical philology; The second part will focus on reading passages of Greek and Latin literature with attention to the tradition of the text and to its constitution.
Prerequisites: the basic knowledge to the classical languages is indispensable.
|Maas, Paul||Critica del testo||Storia e Letteratura||2017|
|Stock, Fabio||I classici dal papiro a Internet||Carocci||2012|
|Fausto Montana||La filologia ellenistica. Lineamenti di una storia culturale||Pavia University Press||2012|
|Braccini, Tommaso||La scienza dei testi antichi. Introduzione alla filologia classica||Le Monnier Università||2017|
|Lanza Diego, Ugolini Gherardo (a cura di),||Storia della filologia classica||Carocci||2016|
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 mdule, mastering the vocabulary and the terminology relating to the philological method;
2) articulated re-elaboration of the contents of the module;
3) ability to read, translate, and interpret the texts presented and discussed in the classroom.