Latin literature (i) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S01353
Name of lecturer
Renata Raccanelli
Coordinator
Renata Raccanelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/04 - LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
CuCi IIA dal Feb 15, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course proposes an approach to Latin language and literature through the reading of a sample of original texts, selected in order to support a reflection on cultural categories relevant to Roman antiquity; a linguistic and historico-literary analysis of the chosen passages will be integrated by the examination of their references to ancient monumental and iconographic imagery. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of the Latin language.

Expected learning outcomes: at the end of the course students will be able to
-know phonetics, morphology and basic syntax of the Latin language;  
-know the essential features of Latin literature;
-translate and analyze the texts chosen for the course;
-develop autonomous comprehension and interpretation skills, with regard to the cultural and historico-literary context of the chosen passages, as well as to their figurative and artistic references;
-develop autonomous comprehension and interpretation skills, with regard to the habit of comparing different cultures and cultural categories;
-improve the following communication skills by translating the texts: to practice a metalinguistic reflection; to improve and expand the specialized vocabulary of historico-literary language, as well as the Latin lexicon connected to the semantic fields relevant to the chosen texts.


Syllabus

An archaeological walk in the myth: antiquity for the ancient Romans.
Readings from Virgil's Aeneid and Ovid's Fasti:
-symbology of the time in Augustan Rome; the myth of the golden age;
- places and memory in ancient Rome: monuments of the past and layers of civilization over time;
- female identities in the memory of the city.

Bibliography:
-P. Virgilio Marone, Eneide, trad. a cura di Alessandro Fo, note di Filomena Gianotti, Nuova Universale Einaudi, Torino 2012.
-P.Ovidio Nasone, I Fasti, Introduzione e traduzione di Luca Canali, note di Marco Fucecchi, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Milano 1998.
-A. Cavarzere-A. De Vivo-P. Mastandrea, Letteratura latina. Una sintesi storica, Roma, Carocci, 2003.

-M. Bettini, Dèi e uomini nella Città. Antropologia, religione e cultura nella Roma antica, Roma 2015, pp. 11-55.
-F.Ghedini, Il poeta del mito. Ovidio e il suo tempo, Roma 2018.
-Terrantica. Volti, miti e immagini della terra nel mondo antico, a cura di M.Bettini e G.Pucci, Milano, Electa, 2015, pp. 98-111; 172-191.
-P. Zanker, Augusto e il potere delle immagini, trad. it. Torino, Bollati Boringhieri 2006, pp. 109-147; 179-229.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Paul Zanker Augusto e il potere delle immagini Laterza 1989 8806116584
Virgilio Eneide Einaudi 2012 978 88 06 19759 9
A. Cavarzere, A. De Vivo, P. Mastandrea Letteratura latina. Una sintesi storica 2003
Ovidio P.Ovidio Nasone, I Fasti, Introduzione e traduzione di Luca Canali, note di Marco Fucecchi, Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, Milano 1998.  
M. Bettini e G. Pucci (a cura di) Terrantica. Volti, miti e immagini della terra nel mondo antico Electa 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of an oral test aiming to verify the level of achievement of the learning objectives previously indicated; namely, the acquisition of autonomous skills to read, understand and translate the previously specified Latin texts with special regard to
-the basic knowledge of Latin language;
-the knowledge of the essential features of Latin literature;
-the ability to understand the cultural and historico-literary context of the chosen passages;
-argument skills; wealth and appropriateness of vocabulary.

N.B. Non-attending students are requested to contact the teacher in due advance so as to define a specific program.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, the assessment modality can be modified as follows: online oral exam.