History of the classical tradition and philology (M) (2020/2021)

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Gherardo Ugolini
Gherardo Ugolini
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CuCi IIA dal Feb 15, 2021 al Apr 1, 2021.

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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 the studied texts and of hermeneutical problems connected to them 3) knowledge of the main interpretative models and modern remakes of the texts examined.


Analysis of an ancient tragedy (Antigone of Sophocles) in the modern 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
W. Hasenclever Antigone Mimesis 2013
Sofocle Antigone Carocci 2012
Sotera Fornaro Antigone ai tempi del terrorismo Pensa Multimedia 2016
Sotera Fornaro Antigone. Storia di un mito Carocci 2012
Maria Grazia Ciani (a cura di) Antigone. Variazioni sul mito Marsilio 2004
R. Hochhuth L’Antigone di Berlino Via del vento 2008
M. Griffith Sophocles, Antigone CUP, Cambridge 1999

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 texts examined in the module.

In relation to the situation arising from the Coronavirus emergency, the examination mode is changed for the summer session 2020, in accordance with the indications of the university, in "oral test with telematic mode".