29424 - Seminars (1) (LM) (G.B)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have acquired critical skills on specific themes concerning philological, literary and ancient historical subjects, useful for the development of his or her training, thanks to the contact with expert scholars in the different academic subjects.

Course contents

The course will be based on the reading and translation of important literary passages, focusing on the particular stylistic and linguistic characteristics of these texts, their historical and literary background, also in a didactic context. The passages to be read and analysed – taken from works of the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. – will be agreed by the teacher with the students. Classroom participation is essential.

Beginning of the course: 23th March 2020.
Timetable and venue : Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1.00 pm-3.00 pm, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica, via Zamboni 32, 3rd floor, Aula Serra Zanetti.


The texts in Greek to be analysed will be distributed as photocopies during the lessons. Bibliographical references for in-depth study of these texts will be given during the course.

Teaching methods

The seminars will be based on continuous interaction between teacher and students.

Assessment methods

Assessment for this course, in order to obtain a pass certification, consists of an oral examination, during which the student, with reference to one of the passages studied during the course, will be asked to present the historical and literary context and to read and analyse with attention to both style and language.

Teaching tools

Blackboard, photocopies, personal computer, etc.

Office hours

See the website of Giovanna Alvoni