Course teached as: B027575 - LETTERATURA LATINA Second Cycle Degree in ANCIENT PHILOLOGY, LITERATURES AND HISTORY
Reading and detailed discussion of Latin texts in the original, also in relationship to Greek tradition, with an eye to questions of a literary, ideological, historical and cultural nature. Philological analysis, partly carried out in seminars, of problems of exegesis and textual criticism.
- Ovidio, Metamorfosi, vol. VI, libri 13-15, a cura di Ph, Hardie, Mondadori, Fond. L.Valla ,2015
- Svetonio, Vite dei Cesari, vol I , B. U. R.
M. Labate, G, Rosati (a cura di), La costruzione del mito augusteo, Heidelberg Winter 2013
Mastery of techniques of philological analysis of latin texts. Interpretation of latin texts in their cultural context.
Good knowledge of latin language, latin prosody and metrics.
Type of Assessment
Oral examination during which through the translation and commentary of the texts included in the syllabus it will be verified both the language skills and the ability to place texts in their historical and cultural context and in literary traditions to which they are connected and to which they give rise. There will also be questions that test the philological skills: metrics, critical apparatus, discussion of text-critical issues
"Ad mea tempora: stories of Rome in Ovid's Metamorphoses."
The course includes a close reading of the episodes of the last two books of Ovid's Metamorphoses connected with the transformation of Rome into the capital of an ecumenical empire and the relative transformation of the power structures of the imperial city.
The examination programme includes the reading in the original language of the following texts:
Ovid, Metamorphosis books 14-15
Suetonius, Life of Augustus
The following book is also requested:
M. Labate, G, Rosati (ed.), La costruzione del mito augusteo, Heidelberg Winter 2013