The course aims to provide an advanced approach to Latin literature, related to a sample of chosen texts. Lessons will focus on the main critical approaches to the study of Latin literature, with theoretical analyses, as well on readings of the chosen texts, with reference to their textual, linguistic, stylistic, dramaturgical and thematic features.
Prerequisites: Advanced knowledge of Latin language.
Expected learning outcomes: at the end of the course the student
- knows the essential characteristics of the texts in question;
- is able to provide a close translation and a linguistic analysis of the texts;
- develops autonomous ability to understand and interpret the texts and their formal features;
- improves communication skills, reflecting on the linguistic, dramaturgical and cultural codes of communication, through the translation of the text;
- is stimulated to develop autonomous ability to reclect on the features of the different Latin literary genres.
1. Feautures of Latin Comedy and Terence's Comedy.
2. Reading of Terence's Eunuchus with special regard of linguistic, stylistic, literary, dramaturgic analysis.
1. P. Terenti Afri Comoediae a cura di R. Kauer, W.M. Lindsay, O. Skutsch, Oxford 1965.
2. Terence, Eunuchus, ed. by John Barsby (Introduction, Text and Commentary), Cambridge 1999.
3. Terenzio, L'eunuco, in Terenzio, Le commedie, introduzione e traduzione di A. Ronconi, Firenze 1960, pp. 107-162.
4. L. Ricottilli, La costruzione della relazione fra poeta e spettatori nei prologhi terenziani, in G. Picone (cur.), Clementia Caesaris: modelli etici, parenesi e retorica dell'esilio, Palermo 2008, pp. 39-64.
5. A. Traina - G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario, Bologna, Pàtron, 1998 6. ed. (o ristampe successive), pp. 75-235 (= capitoli III-VI).
Lectures and seminar activities.
|Terence||Eunuchus ed. by John Barsby (Edizione 1)||Cambridge University Press||1999||0-521-45871-4|
|L. Ricottilli||"La costruzione della relazione fra poeta e spettatori nei prologhi terenziani" in G. Picone (cur.), Clementia Caesaris: modelli etici, parenesi e retorica dell'esilio, Palermo, Palumbo, 2008, pp. 39-64|
|A. Traina, G. Bernardi Perini||Propedeutica al latino universitario (Edizione 6)||Pàtron||2007||88-555-2454-2|
The exam consist of an oral interview, partly via readings of texts in the original language, which intend to ascertain the level of achievement of the learning obiectives previously indicated. Namely, the acquisition of autonomous skill to read, understand and translate the Terence's Eunuchus;
- the acquisition of knowledge of linguistic, stylistic, literary, dramaturgic analysis with regard to Terence's Eunuchus;
- the acquisition of knowledge of Latin Comedy's essential features.
N.B. Non-attending students are requested to contact the teacher in due advance so as to define a specific program.