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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE02119342, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LE0612, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GREEK-LATIN PROSODY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
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
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-FIL-LET/05 Clasical Philology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 DE POLI MATTIA (Presidente)
SUSANETTI DAVIDE (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI NICCOLO' (Supplente)
3 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 DE POLI MATTIA (Presidente)
SUSANETTI DAVIDE (Membro Effettivo)
ZORZI NICCOLO' (Supplente)

Prerequisites: The student have a sufficient knowledge of Greek and Latin grammar and literature in order to focus on the prosodic and metrical analysis of some texts. Anyway, during the lessons the teacher will remind the students some information about the Greek and Latin literature and some peculiarities of these ancient languages.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of these lessons the student will be aware of the main principals of the Greek and Latin prosody and metrics, so she/he will be able to analise a poetic text by her/his self, evaluate metrical analyses offered by other scholars and appreciate the relevance of the metrical structure in the analysis of a text.
Examination methods: Oral test, discussing some texts and problems studied during the lessons. The student can also write a short paper on a subject to decide together with the teacher, and discuss it during the exam.
Assessment criteria: During the exam the student will be required to know and use correctly the specific terms of prosody and metrics, doing metrical analyses of texts and reflecting on textual and hermeneutic matters connected to the metrical analysis.
Course unit contents: Reading and translation of some ancient metrical texts: passages from Hephaestion and Priscianus.

Metrical analysis of Greek and Latin texts: Homer, Odyssey ; Callinus; Tyrtaeus; Archilochus; Alcaeus; Sapphus; Mimnermus; Anacreon; Ibycus; Hipponax; Xenophanes; Theognides; Pindarus; Carmina convivalia; Vergilius, Aeneids; Horace, Epodes & Odes.

Analisis of the structure and the verses: Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: This course consists of lectures and workshops for the prosodic and metrical analysis of the texts.
Additional notes about suggested reading: On moodle the student finds the anthology of Greek and Latin texts, the slides shown during the lessons and some papers.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Neri Camillo, Lirici greci. Roma: Carocci, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gentili Bruno - Catenacci Carmine, Polinnia. Messina - Firenze: D'Anna, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Gentili Bruno - Lomiento Liana, Metrica e ritmica. Milano: Mondadori, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Martinelli Maria Chiara, Gli strumenti del poeta. Bologna: Cappelli, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Boldrini Sandro, Fondamenti di prosodia e metrica latina. Roma: Carocci, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • De Poli Mattia, Fra metro e parola. Padova: Sargon, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Fleming, Thomas James, <<The >>Colometry of AeschylusThomas James Fleming. Ann Arbor: Michigan, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mandolfo, Carmela, Lineamenti di prosodia e di metrica latinaCarmela Mandolfo. Lugano: Agorà, 2019. Cerca nel catalogo

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

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

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