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A.A. 2016/2017

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) Oct 3, 2016 Nov 12, 2016
Sem. IB Nov 14, 2016 Jan 21, 2017
Sem. IIA Feb 27, 2017 Apr 22, 2017
Sem. IIB Apr 24, 2017 Jun 10, 2017
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 23, 2016 Jan 7, 2017
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa del Santo Patrono - San Zeno May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze Estive Aug 14, 2017 Aug 19, 2017

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Academic staff


Basso Patrizia +39 045802 8638

Buonopane Alfredo +39 0458028120

Mastrocinque Attilio +39 045802 8386

Ponchia Simonetta +39 045802 8365

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Study Plan

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Teaching code



Patrizia Basso



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Learning outcomes

The course will give a deep specialist knowledge of different kind of ancient human settlement in its material, social and cultural context and in a historical, archaeological and technical perspective, in order to prepare students to scientific research and understanding, both in theoretical models and in the practice of field activities.


Basic knowledge of ancient history and classical archaeology, also with regard to geography, architecture and art.
Course programme
Starting from the presuppositions of pre-protohistoric age, the course will offer an extensive overview of historical settlement in classical antiquity from the origin of the urban civilization in Greco-Roman world to the end of the Roman Empire.
The archaeological, topographical, architectural and historical evidence will be combined to reconstruct the feature and the chronological development of human settlement in its geographical, structural and cultural context, with particular interest in some specific subjects:
- habitation choices and patterns of ancient populations in connection with natural landscape, demography and communication routes;
- structure, placing and distribution of communities in urban and rural environment;
- principles and application of town and regional planning;
- layout of infrastructural territorial systems;
- main architectural typologies and forms of public and domestic buildings and monuments;
- cultural, social and economic components and context of settlements;
- building materials and technologies.
A special attention is given to observation and interpretation of documentary evidence usually offered by archaeological excavations.
Didactic methods
Lectures and seminars.

Reference texts
Lecture notes

General bibliography:
Greek age
- A. GIULIANO, Urbanistica delle città greche, Milano, Saggiatore 1966
- R. MARTIN, Architettura Greca, Milano, Electa 1980
- E. GRECO, M. TORELLI, Storia dell'urbanistica. Il mondo greco, Roma-Bari, 1983
- H. LAUTER, L'architettura dell'Ellenismo, Milano 1986
- In: I Greci in Occidente (Cat. Mostra a c. di G. PUGLIESE CARRATELLI), Milano, Bompiani 1996: E. GRECO, pp. 233-242; D. MERTENS, E. GRECO, pp. 243-262; A. DI VITA, pp. 263-308; D. MERTENS, pp. 315-346
- P. MORACHIELLO, La città greca, Roma–Bari 2003
- D. MERTENS, Città e monumenti dei Greci d'Occidente, Roma, Erma di Bretschneider 2006
- E. LIPPOLIS, M. LIVADIOTTI, G. ROCCO, Architettura greca: storia e monumenti del mondo della polis dalle origini al V secolo, Milano 2007
Etruscan age
- Santuari di Etruria (Cat. Mostra a c. di G. COLONNA), Milano 1985
- M. TORELLI, A.M. MORETTI SGUBINI (a cura di), Etruschi. Le antiche metropoli del Lazio, Milano 2008
Roman age
- J.B. WARD-PERKINS, Architettura Romana, Milano 1974
- P. SOMMELLA, Italia antica. Urbanistica romana, Roma 1988
- A. ZACCARIA RUGGIU, Spazio privato e spazio pubblico nella città romana, Roma, École française de Rome 1995
- P. GROS, L'architettura romana. I monumenti pubblici, Milano 2001
- P. GROS, M. TORELLI, Storia dell'urbanistica. Il mondo romano, Roma-Bari 2007
P. MORACHIELLO, V. FONTANA, L’architettura nel mondo romano, Roma–Bari 2009.
- P. ZANKER, A.M. SENATORE, La città romana, Roma–Bari 2013.

- Misurare la terra: centuriazione e coloni nel mondo romano (a cura di S. SETTIS), Modena 1983
- G. TRAINA, Ambiente e paesaggi di Roma antica, Roma 1990
- M. ANNIBALETTO, Oltre la città: il suburbio nel mondo romano, Padova 2010
- Sistemi centuriali e opere di assetto agrario tra età romana e primo Medioevo. Atti Convegno, in Agri centuriati 6, Pisa-Roma 2010.
- G. BONORA, M. DOLCI, Le regioni dell’Italia romana. Urbanistica e topografia nella divisione amministrativa di Augusto, Milano 2013

- F. PESANDO, Oikos e ktesis. La casa greca in età classica, Roma 1987
- E. DE ALBENTIIS, La casa dei romani, Milano 1990
- D. SCAGLIARINI CORLAITA, Le villae romane nell'Italia settentrionale, in Ville romane sul Lago di Garda (a c. di E. ROFFIA), Brescia 1997, pp. 53-86.
- H. MIELSCH, La villa romana, Firenze 1999
- Etruskisch-italische und römisch-republikanische Häuser - La casa etrusco-italica e la casa romana-repubblicana (Atti Conv.), a c. di M. Bentz, Ch. Reusser, Wiesbaden 2010
- J. P. ADAM, L'arte di costruire presso i Romani, Milano 1989
- M.L. GUALANDI, I modi del costruire, in Civiltà dei Romani. La città il territorio, l'impero, a c. di S. SETTIS, Milano 1990, pp. 101- 114
- C.F. GIULIANI, L'edilizia nell'antichità, Roma 1998
- M. BIANCHINI, Le tecniche edilizie nel mondo antico, Roma 2010

Examination Methods

Preliminary presentation of a written essay or short paper to be agreed with the professor and then discussed in the examination.
Oral examination on the topics treated during the lessons.
Questions on the issues contained in one or more texts selected by the student, according to personal interest, including those listed below, in the general bibliography.

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Doppio Titolo

Il doppio titolo è un programma integrato di studio attivato a seguito di una convenzione fra l’Ateneo di Ferrara e una Università straniera.
Nell'ambito del corso di laurea magistrale in Quaternario, preistoria e archeologia è attivo un progetto di doppio titolo erogato in partnership con il Master “Mention Archéologie, sciences pour l’archéologie parcours Arts, Sociétés, Environnements de la Préhistoire et de la Protohistoire: Europe, Afrique” dell’Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès (Francia)
Gli interessati potranno candidarsi al progetto come previsto dal bando di selezione.
Per ulteriori informazioni si rimanda al bando di ammissione del doppio titolo:

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