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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY
LEL1000450, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2012/13

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
LE0603, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
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
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

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

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEL1000450 BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY ANNA MESCHINI LE1855
LE08102838 BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY ANNA MESCHINI IF0314
LE08102838 BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY ANNA MESCHINI LE0598

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-FIL-LET/07 Bizantine Civilisation 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2013
End of activities 25/01/2014
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 1213 01/10/2012 30/11/2013 MESCHINI ANNA (Presidente)
PERI MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)
1 1314 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 MESCHINI ANNA (Presidente)
MIGLIORINI TOMMASO (Membro Effettivo)
HENROT GENEVIEVE MARIE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: Acquisition of the basic concepts that identify the Byzantine civilization in the Western and Eastern historiography and in the contemporary common culture. The archaeological, artistic, literary and documentary evidence that will be shown in the lectures will allow the students to understand the nature of the Byzatine Hellenism, the peculiarity of his Christianity, the Roman matrix of its political and institutional reality.
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 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 and political events of the Byzantine millennium (324/330-1453). Summary of the main features of Byzantine theology, art and literature. Byzantine authors and the main literary genres.
To the extent permitted by time and the ability of the students we will read in Italian and in the original language some Byzantine texts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class lessons, workshops, educational trips.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts and slides will be provided to each student (in printed or digital format).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zanini Enrico, Introduzione all'archeologia bizantina. --: --, --. pp. 1-171 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Maltese E.V. (a cura di), Bisanzio tra storia e letteratura. --: --, --. pp. 5-164 Cerca nel catalogo