Greek Literature (m) (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Andrea Rodighiero
Andrea Rodighiero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem 1A, Sem 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course «Greek Literature» aims at offering a deeper knowledge of the literary and linguistic aspects within the frame of the history of Greek Literature; during the teaching classes Students will translate and comment literary texts (poetry and/or prose), also considering philological aspects and using the usual ‘tools’ of the literary hermeneutic (metrical analysis, textual philology, study of the figures of style, as well as narratology, sociolinguistic, history of the interpretation). At the end of the course students should have acquired deep knowledge of the language, the literary and generic aspects of the texts analyzed, and they should be able to date, analyze and comment even other texts of the Greek literary tradition via different interpretive approaches and hermeneutic categories. Knowledge of Greek language is mandatory.


1. Greek tragedy and its performance
2. Euripides, Troades

A. Rodighiero, La tragedia greca, il Mulino, Bologna 2013.
M. Di Marco, La tragedia greca. Forma, gioco scenico, tecniche drammatiche, Carocci, Roma 2009.
R.B. Rutherford, Greek Tragic Style. Form, Language and Interpretation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012.

J. Diggle, Euripidis fabulae I-III, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1981-1994 (vol. II);
S.A. Barlow, Euripides, Trojan Women, Warminster, Aris & Phillips, 1993;
Euripides, Troades, Edited with Introduction and Commentary by D. Kovacs, Oxford, OUP, 2018;
Italian translation: V. Di Benedetto, E. Cerbo (a cura di), Euripide, Troiane, BUR, Milano 1998.

(More material will be made available during the lessons)

Scheduled lessons:
lectures (36 hours)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
D. Kovacs Euripides, Troades Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018
K.H. Lee Euripides, Troades Bristol Classical Press [ed. 1997] 1976
S.A. Barlow Euripides, Trojan Women Aris and Phillips, Warminster 1993
R.B. Rutherford Greek Tragic Style. Form, Language and Interpretation Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012
A. Rodighiero La tragedia greca il Mulino, Bologna 2013
M. Di Marco La tragedia greca. Forma, gioco scenico, tecniche drammatiche Carocci, Roma 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

The oral examination aims at evaluating the student's knowledge, with special reference to the texts read during the lectures and to the general aspects of Greek tragedy (cf. the Companions in the Syllabus).

Erasmus students will be informed during the lectures about the oral examination.