90549 - Translation Laboratory from Greek and Latin (1) (LM) (H-Z)

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have acquired the necessary strategies for understanding Greek and Latin literary texts and will have refined their translation technique.

Course contents

The Translation Workshop aims at consolidating and refining the translation skills of LM15 students from Greek and Latin into Italian. To this end, practical exercises will be offered based on a selection of ancient literary texts, both prose and poetry. Occasionally, some of these texts may correspond to those included in the programmes of Greek Philology and Literature and Latin Philology and Literature. Through the methodology of the interactive lesson, integrated with the home exercise, the course participants will have the opportunity to refine a translation technique mainly oriented to the didactic and research destination: the expected translation should therefore present adequate characteristics to be integrated in the scholastic practice, or to accompany the analysis or the scientific commentary of the text.


Non-attending students should contact the teachers to agree on a series of texts to be translated.

Prof. Pasetti will start the course on Tuesday 9 November; Prof. Tosi, on Thursday 13 November.


For Greek, we recommend the handbook of R. Pierini - R. Tosi, Capire il greco, Bologna (Patron) 2014.
Any further bibliographical item will be indicated during the lessons.

Teaching methods

Interactive seminar lesson, complemented by home exercise.

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment and evaluation of learning
The workshop awards an academic qualification, which will be tested by means of a written test of comprehension and translation of an unfamiliar text.
The qualification is awarded if the following requirements are met
- morphosyntactic correctness of the target text;
- sufficient understanding of the structures of the source text;
- stylistic register of the target text appropriate to its didactic and research purpose.

Teaching tools

Photocopies, "Virtuale" platform

Office hours

See the website of Lucia Pasetti

See the website of Renzo Tosi