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. IV, libri 7-9, a cura di E.J. Kenney, Mondadori, Fond. L.Valla
- Ovidio Heroides 9, a cura di S. Casali, Le Monnier
- Ovidio Fasti B.U.R; M. Robinson, A Commentary on Ovid's Fasti, Book 2, Oxford U.P.
- Virgilio, Eneide, libri 7-8, comm. di E. Paratore; Mondadori, Fond. L.Valla; Aeneid, book 8, ed. by K.W. Gransden, Cambridge U.P.
- Properzio, Elegie libri IV, comm. di P. Fedeli, R. Dimundo, i. cICCARELLI, Nordhaus
- M. Labate, Passato remoto. Età miitiche e identità augustea in Ovidio, Pisa-Roma 2010.
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
"Hercules Ovidianus: a hero between epic and elegy".
The course will include a close reading of texts of Augustan poets related to the figure of Hercules and its ideological and literary meaning:
- Ovid, Metamorphoses, book 9.
- Ovid Heroides 9
- Ovid Fasti book2
- Virgilio, Eneide, 8, 102-305
- Properce 4, 9.
Reading of the following book is required: M. Labate, Passato remoto. Età miitiche e identità augustea in Ovidio. Pisa-Roma 2010