Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

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..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
First half of Semester 1 Sep 25, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
Second half of Semester 1 Nov 13, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
First half of Semester 2 Feb 26, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
Second half of Semester 2 Apr 23, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

Exam calendar

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
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First half of Semester 2 , Second half of Semester 2

Learning outcomes

A comparison between the Roman and the Etruscan culture will be proposed in the centuries of interaction and, later on, in those of war. Data proving reciprocal cultural influences in the 6th and 5th centuries will be discussed in a critical manner, and a particular focus will be deserved to the Tarquinian period.
The period of wars between Romans and Etruscans will be not dealt with by means of a basic approach to Livy, but by proposing a series of insights particularly interesting in the case of archaeological documents which contribute to the historical reconstruction.
The phase between the Social War and the Augustan Age will be another special focus because in this period the Etruscans became Roman citizens and the law of their estates and their slaves became the Roman law.
Students will be able to evaluate autonomously some testimonies to Roman history by means of comparisons between different authors or between authors and different kinds of documentation, in order to evaluate the reliability of each document.
Students are expected to improve their communication skill by expressing their opinions or even their doubts concerning the dealt topics and by receiving answers and directions about how to organize their speech.
Also the understanding skill should be improved by means of a critical reading of historical texts and the study of images of monuments and other iconographies.
At the end of the teaching activities a student should be able to show that he has understood the most important problems discussed in the classes, that he is able to analyse in a critical manner both the sources and the iconographies taken into account. A student should explain this following a logical series of points, clearly and on the basis of the fundamental documents.


The Etruscans and Rome
1) First: classes devoted to selected topics;
2) Second: Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities (ed. by F. Donadi and Elisabetta Guzzo, Torino, Einaudi, 2005, or another edition with commentary). Knowledge of the original, Greek text is not mandatory.
3) Third: knowledge of passages from classical authors and monuments which will be read and commented during the course;
4) The use of a historical atlas is recommended.

Further readings (their reading is not mandatory):
M.Torelli, Storia degli Etruschi, Bari, Laterza 1990; M.Sordi, I rapporti romano-ceriti e l'origine della civitas sine suffragio, Rome, L'Erma di Bretschneider 1960; W.V. Harris, Rome in Etruria and Umbria, Oxford 1971

Didactic method.
The course is divided into two parts:
- the first consists in the classes, devoted to the above mentioned topics. Students will be provided with images and texts thanks to powerpoint files with images of archaeological documents and historical texts, which will be at their disposal also online.
- the second part consists in the personal study of the above mentioned works.
At the end of each lesson a short debate is possible in order to clarify what could have been eventually difficult to understand.
Students who are unable to attend every class may use the E-Learning site of the University of Verona, where they may find the recorded lessons, the images and texts which are necessary for their study.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Sordi, Marta I rapporti romano-ceriti e l'origine della civitas sine suffragio L'Erma di Bretschneider 1960 La lettura è facoltativa
Dionigi di Alicarnasso Le antichità romane Einaudi 2005 Lo studio di quest'opera è obbligatorio. Possono essere usate anche altre edizioni di Dionigi.
Harris, William V. Rome in Etruria and Umbria Clarendon Press 1971 La lettura è facoltativa
Torelli, Mario Storia degli Etruschi, Laterza 1990 La lettura è facoltativa

Examination Methods

oral exam. Questions will be posed in order to ascertain what learning and knowing level is reached. Eventually, the questions could go further in deep by focussing on texts and/or monuments discussed during the course.

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Linguistic training CLA

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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