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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE08102838, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0598, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track LETTERE ANTICHE [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ANNA MESCHINI L-FIL-LET/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-FIL-LET/07 Bizantine Civilisation 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Target skills and knowledge: The Byzantine civilization in the Western and Eastern historiography and in the contemporary common culture. The archaeological, artistic, literary and documentary sources that will be shown in the lectures will allow the students to understand the main features of the Byzantine Hellenism, the nature of his Christianity, the Roman matrix of its political and institutional reality. Please note that the attainment of the aforementioned skills requires the participation in class.
Examination methods: Written and oral exam
Assessment criteria: Excellent (30 - 30 cum laude): full achievement of skills, secure possession of the knowledge, competent use of work tools
Distinguished (27-29): secure knowledge, despite some inaccuracies, good skills, proper use of the tools of the discipline
Good (23-27): with some knowledge gap, skills not fully achieved, use of instruments not always adequate
Fair (18-22): essential knowledge, skills uncertain, sufficient use of the tools
Insufficient (<18): insufficient possession of the knowledge, skills absent, unawareness of the use of tools
Course unit contents: Historical-political chronology; Byzantine theology; Byzantine art. Main literary genres and authors.
To the extent permitted by time and by the skills of the students, Byzantine texts (traslated or in Greek) will be read.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class lessons, workshops, educational trips (expositions, archaeological sytes...)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides and handouts will be provided to each student.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zanini, Introduzione all'archeologia bizantina. --: --, --. pp. 15- 171 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Maltese E.V. (a cura di), Bisanzio tra storia e letteratura. --: --, --. pp. 5-164 Cerca nel catalogo