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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LEL1000435, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
HUMANITIES (Ord. 2018)
LE0598, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track LETTERE ANTICHE [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GREEK LITERATURE 2
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 MATTIA DE POLI L-FIL-LET/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-FIL-LET/02 Greek Language and Literature 9.0

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

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 DE POLI MATTIA (Presidente)
SUSANETTI DAVIDE (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI NICCOLO' (Supplente)
9 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DE POLI MATTIA (Presidente)
SUSANETTI DAVIDE (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI NICCOLO' (Supplente)

Prerequisites: The student should have a basic knowledge of the Greek language, so she/he can understand the translation of the texts, that the teacher suggests during the lessons. As for the texts that the students have to translate by their own, they can ask the teacher for help before the exam, when the teacher receives the students.
Target skills and knowledge: A collection of texts will offer the students the opportunity to go deeper into the knowledge of the Greek literature from the archaic to the classic and from the hellenistic to the imperial age, to strengthen the knowledge of the Greek grammar and the skills in translating and analysing a text.
Examination methods: Oral test after the end of the lessons.
Assessment criteria: The student has an accurate and complete knowledge of the subject matters and is able to translate and analyse the texts.
Course unit contents: (prof. De Poli)

Reading, translation and analysis of Greek poems: Homer, Odyssey book 9 (vv. 105-566); Callinus fr. 1 (West); Archilochus frr. 2, 30, 31, 128, 191, 193, 196 (West); Alcaeus frr. 10 B, 50, 322, 332, 333, 335, 338, 346, 347a, 362, 368; Mimnermus fr. 1 (West); Anacreon frr. 22, 23, 25, 33, 38, 46, 99, 107, 111, 120 (Gentili); Ibycus frr. 286, 287, 288 (Page-Davies); Hipponax frr. 32, 119 (West); Xenophanes frr. 1, 13 (Gentili-Prato); Theognides vv. 531-534; Pindarus fr. 127 (Maehler); Carmina convivalia 7, 10 (Fabbro); Dion Chrysostomos Or. 52.

Reading, translation and analysis of Euripides, Cyclops.

Reading of Homer, Odyssey IX.1-104; Callimachus, Hymni 3; Theocritus, Idylli 6 and 11; Lucianus, Dialogues of the Sea Gods 2.

Literature: Aristoteles, Menander, Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius, Anthologia Graeca, Polybius, Dionisius of Halicarnassus, "On the Sublime", Plutarchus, Dio of Prusa, Lucianus of Samosata, Greek Novel, Nonnus of Panopolis.

Book: M. De Poli, "Il canto di Dioniso" (Lugano, 2019).

(prof. Susanetti)

Reading, translation and analysis of Plato, Symposium (172a-172c1; 175c2-175e; 179b-180a; 185a-b; 186a-b; 189d-190b; 195a-c; 210a-d; 216a-c)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: This course consists of lectures and workshops devoted to the analysis of the texts.
Additional notes about suggested reading: On moodle the student finds the anthology of Greek texts, the slides shown during the lessons and some papers.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Diano, Carlo; Susanetti, Davide, Il simposio. Platone (traduzione di Carlo Diano; introduzione e commento di Davide Susanetti). Venezia: Marsilio, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Neri, Camillo, Lirici greci: età arcaica e classica (introduzione, edizione, traduzione e commento di Camillo Neri). Roma: Carocci, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Perrotta, Gennaro; Gentili, Bruno; Catenacci, Carmine, Polinnia: poesia greca arcaica. Messina [etc.]: G. D'Anna, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ciani, Maria Grazia; Avezzù, Elisa, Odissea. Omero (introduzione e traduzione di Maria Grazia Ciani; commento di Elisa Avezzù). Venezia: Marsilio, 1994. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Paduano, Guido, Il Ciclope. Euripide (introduzione, traduzione e note di Guido Paduano). [Milano]: BUR, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bottin, Luigi; Quaglia, Stefano, <<Il>> greco per il biennioBottin, Quaglia, Marchiori. Milano: Minerva Scuola, Mondadori Education, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • De Poli Mattia, Il canto di Dioniso. Lugano: Agorà&Co., 2019.
  • Avezzù, Guido, <<Il >>ferimento e il ritola storia di Filottete sulla scena atticaGuido Avezzu. Bari: Adriatica editrice, 1988.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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