History of Greek and Roman theatre (i) (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Gherardo Ugolini
Gherardo Ugolini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem 1A, Sem 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce students to the historical understanding of the fundamentals of Greek and Latin theatre.


The first part of the course is a general introduction to greek tragedy. The second part will focus on reading one Greek tragedy (Bacchae of Euripides) in italian translation with anaylis and discussion of dramaturgical and content aspects.

Prerequisites: The basic knowledge of the classical languages is desirable, but not indispensable.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Euripide Baccanti, a cura di D. Susanetti Carocci 2010 9788843051229
Euripide Baccanti, a cura di V. di Benedetto Rizzoli 2004 9788817100250
Wilamowitz, U. von Moellendorff Cos’è una tragedia attica?, La Scuola 2013
Rodighiero, Andrea La tragedia greca Il Mulino 2012
Di Marco, Massimo La tragedia greca. hedalibro&Itemid...La tragedia greca. Massimo Di Marco. La tragedia greca. Forma, gioco scenico, tecniche drammatiche Carocci 2009
Aristotele Poetica, a cura di D. Lanza Rizzoli 1997 88-17-16638-3
Ugolini, Gherardo Sofocle e Atene. Vita politica e attività teatrale nella Grecia classica Carocci 2011

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 to the history of Greek tragedy
2) articulated re-elaboration of the contents of the module;
3) ability to understand and interpret the passages of the texts that will be presented

N.B. In relation to the situation resulting from the Coronavirus emergency, the examination method is modified for the summer 2020 session, in accordance with the University's instructions, in "oral test in telematic mode".