History of Classical Philology (m) (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Gherardo Ugolini
Gherardo Ugolini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to launch through paradigmatic cases the knowledge and understanding of the relationship between antiquity and modernity.
At the end of the course the student must demonstrate:
1) knowledge of the meaning of the concepts of philology and classical tradition;
2) knowledge of Sophocles’ "Oedipus at Colonos" and of the main hermeneutic problems associated with this tragedy;
3) knowledge of the main interpretative models and modern adaptations of the Sophoclean drama.


The Oedipus at Colonus of Sophocles in the Twentieth Century: interpretations, reworks and stagings.

Prerequisites: a basic knowledge of the classical languages is desirable but not necessary

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sofocle Edipo a Colono, a cura A. Rodighiero Marsilio 1998
Sofocle Edipo a Colono, a cura G. Avezzù, G. Guidorizzi, trad. di G. Cerri Mondadori, collana Scrittori greci e latini "Lorenzo Valla" 2008
Paduano, Guido Edipo. Storia di un mito Carocci 2008
Rodighiero, Andrea La tragedia greca Il Mulino 2012
Ugolini, Gherardo Sofocle e Atene. Vita politica e attività teatrale nella Grecia classica Carocci 2011
Lanza Diego, Ugolini Gherardo (a cura di), Storia della filologia classica Carocci 2016
Rodighiero, Andrea Una serata a Colono. Fortuna del secondo Edipo Carocci 2008

Assessment methods and criteria

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 module, mastering the vocabulary and the terminology relating topics of the module;
2) articulated re-elaboration of the contents of the module;
3) ability to interpret and comment on the passages of the "Oedipus at Colonos" and the other texts examined in the module.