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Professor
TRISTANO GARGIULO (Tit.)
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[20/45]  CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ENTERTAINMENT [45/50 - Ord. 2016]  BENI CULTURALI E SPETTACOLO CONVENZIONALE 6 30
[20/45]  CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ENTERTAINMENT [45/46 - Ord. 2016]  BENI E CULTURALI E SPETTACOLO ON LINE E IN PRESENZA (BLENDED) 6 30

Objectives

This course aims to provide the basis for a well-defined chronological framework of the history of ancient Greek literature, from the archaic period to the imperial age, through both lessons and the reading of a choice of suggested critical essays. The lessons will concern a selection of main topics so as to introduce students to a critical and well-informed study of Greek literature.
At the end of the course students have to be able to place ages, literary genres, authors, texts in their historical, cultural, social and literary frame and contexts.

Objectives

This course aims to provide the basis for a well-defined chronological framework of the history of ancient Greek literature, from the archaic period to the imperial age, through both lessons and the reading of a choice of suggested critical essays. The lessons will concern a selection of main topics so as to introduce students to a critical and well-informed study of Greek literature.
At the end of the course students have to be able to place ages, literary genres, authors, texts in their historical, cultural, social and literary frame and contexts.

Prerequisites

Students must be able to read and understand a piece of literary criticism with good knowledge of the terminology; they must also have developed a sufficient aptitude for theoretical reflection.

Prerequisites

Students must be able to read and understand a piece of literary criticism with good knowledge of the terminology; they must also have developed a sufficient aptitude for theoretical reflection.

Contents

During the lessons some main topics will be comprehensively treated and discussed: epic poetry and the age of orality; monodic lyric poetry and the symposium; choral poetry and the feast, as well as the tyrannic court; the development of prose and the historical and scientific literature (Herodotus, Thucydides); tragic drama of the fifth century; old and new comedy (Aristophanes, Menander); sophistic thought and rhetoric; philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle); Attic oratory between the fifth and fourth centuries; Alexandrian poetry and the spreading of books. Particular attention will be given to papyrological finds and their contribution to our knowledge of Greek literature. During the lessons the teacher will propose readings of significant ancient texts in order to explain their peculiarities and conventions.

Teaching Methods

Lectures integrated by seminars and lectures given by guest professors on various literary arguments.

Verification of learning

Written examination. If it will be possible, a written test (usually taking place at the end of the course, in January), consisting of 12 proposed questions about Greek literature from the origins to the Roman age, will constitute the examination for Mod. A students. But, if a student cannot be present that day or he doesn't pass the examination, he can take the oral examination at the appointed date.
Oral examination, consisting in questions about a number of literary key-themes, as well as authors and texts of Greek literature from the origins to the Roman age. Moreover, it is requested the reading of a couple of essays, selected among those proposed below.

Texts

Students can choose among the following handbooks:

- D. Del Corno, Letteratura greca. Dall'età arcaica alla letteratura dell'età imperiale, Milano (Principato) 1992 (e successive ristampe); 

- L.E. Rossi, Letteratura greca, Firenze (Le Monnier) 1995 (e successive ristampe); 

- G.A. Privitera-R. Pretagostini, Storia e forme della letteratura greca, Milano (Einaudi) 1997 (e successive ristampe).
Students are required to choose, read and discuss two among the following critical contributes:
AA.VV. , Storia e Civiltà dei Greci, Milano 1977-79,

Tomo 1: L.E. Rossi, I poemi omerici come testimonianza di poesia orale, 73-147;
M.L West, La formazione culturale della polis e la poesia esiodea, 254-290; 

Tomo 2: B. Gentili, Storicità della lirica greca, 383-461;

Tomo 3: E. Degani, M.G. Bonanno, Democrazia ateniese e sviluppo del dramma attico, 254-350; 

Tomo 5: D. Del Corno, Vita cittadina e commedia borghese, 265-298;
L. Canfora, Gli oratori attici, 326-49;
G. Serrao, La cultura ellenistica. Caratteri generali. La poesia bucolica. Realtà campestre e stilizzazione letteraria. La poetica del nuovo stile". Dalla mimesi aristotelica alla poetica della verità, 171-242;
L. Canfora, Sorti della storiografia ellenistica Polibio, Posidonio, 313-340.

AA.VV., Lo spazio letterario in Grecia, Roma 1992:

Tomo 1: Francesco Bertolini, Il palazzo: l'epica, 109-141;
G. F. Gianotti, La festa: la poesia corale, 143-175;
M. Vetta, Il simposio: la monodia e il canto, 177-218;
D. Lanza: La poesia drammatica; i caratteri generali, il dramma satiresco, 279-300;
G. Cerri, La tragedia, 301-334;
G.Mastromarco, La commedia, 335-377;
L. Canfora, L'agorà: il discorso suasorio, 379-395;
G. Avezzù, L'oratore giudiziario, 397-417;
L. Canfora, A. Corcella, La letteratura politica e storiografica, 433-471;
G.F. Nieddu, Il ginnasio e la scuola: scrittura e mimesi del parlato, 555-585;
Tomo 2: E. Degani, L'epigramma, 197-233;
F. Montanari, L'erudizione, la filologia e la grammatica, 235-264;
D. Lanza, Menandro, 501-526;
G. Cortassa, Lo stoicismo dei ceti dirigenti, 61-83;
S. Nicosia, La seconda sofistica, 85-116;
M. Fusillo, Letteratura di consumo e romanzesca, 233-273.

Texts

Students can choose among the following handbooks:

- D. Del Corno, Letteratura greca. Dall'età arcaica alla letteratura dell'età imperiale, Milano (Principato) 1992 (e successive ristampe); 

- L.E. Rossi, Letteratura greca, Firenze (Le Monnier) 1995 (e successive ristampe); 

- G.A. Privitera-R. Pretagostini, Storia e forme della letteratura greca, Milano (Einaudi) 1997 (e successive ristampe).
Students are required to choose, read and discuss two among the following critical contributes:
AA.VV. , Storia e Civiltà dei Greci, Milano 1977-79,

Tomo 1: L.E. Rossi, I poemi omerici come testimonianza di poesia orale, 73-147;
M.L West, La formazione culturale della polis e la poesia esiodea, 254-290; 

Tomo 2: B. Gentili, Storicità della lirica greca, 383-461;

Tomo 3: E. Degani, M.G. Bonanno, Democrazia ateniese e sviluppo del dramma attico, 254-350; 

Tomo 5: D. Del Corno, Vita cittadina e commedia borghese, 265-298;
L. Canfora, Gli oratori attici, 326-49;
G. Serrao, La cultura ellenistica. Caratteri generali. La poesia bucolica. Realtà campestre e stilizzazione letteraria. La poetica del nuovo stile". Dalla mimesi aristotelica alla poetica della verità, 171-242;
L. Canfora, Sorti della storiografia ellenistica Polibio, Posidonio, 313-340.

AA.VV., Lo spazio letterario in Grecia, Roma 1992:

Tomo 1: Francesco Bertolini, Il palazzo: l'epica, 109-141;
G. F. Gianotti, La festa: la poesia corale, 143-175;
M. Vetta, Il simposio: la monodia e il canto, 177-218;
D. Lanza: La poesia drammatica; i caratteri generali, il dramma satiresco, 279-300;
G. Cerri, La tragedia, 301-334;
G.Mastromarco, La commedia, 335-377;
L. Canfora, L'agorà: il discorso suasorio, 379-395;
G. Avezzù, L'oratore giudiziario, 397-417;
L. Canfora, A. Corcella, La letteratura politica e storiografica, 433-471;
G.F. Nieddu, Il ginnasio e la scuola: scrittura e mimesi del parlato, 555-585;
Tomo 2: E. Degani, L'epigramma, 197-233;
F. Montanari, L'erudizione, la filologia e la grammatica, 235-264;
D. Lanza, Menandro, 501-526;
G. Cortassa, Lo stoicismo dei ceti dirigenti, 61-83;
S. Nicosia, La seconda sofistica, 85-116;
M. Fusillo, Letteratura di consumo e romanzesca, 233-273.

More Information

The teachers’ office hours will be made known together with the class schedules.
E-mail: gargiulo@unica.it (or tristanoga@libero.it).
Skype: tristanoga.
Students are required to discuss the syllabus with the teacher shortly after the first lessons.

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