Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/02 - GREEK LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Sem 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.
The Greek Language (p) course aims at completing the competences gained during the introductory course by further focusing on aspects of language and Greek dialectology, as well as by introducing Students to other literary genres than those analyzed in the introductory course.
By reading and analyzing a selection of highly significant literary documents, at the end of the course Students will be able to identify and comment upon features that are peculiar to Greek literary languages, with specific focus on their phonological/morphological features and their diachronic/diatopic variance.
Description and analysis of the language of Greek tragedy and comedy; analysis of the language of the classical prose.
A.C. Cassio, Storia delle lingue letterarie greche, n.b. seconda edizione a cura di A. C. Cassio, Firenze 2016,
capp. X-XI-XII (re-reading of I-IV suggested).
Selection of passages of tragedy, comedy, prose, inscriptions.
A.C. Cassio, Attico “volgare” e Ioni in Atene alla fine del 5 sec. a.C., in «AION, fil.» 3, 1981, 79-93;
K.J. Dover, Linguaggio e caratteri aristofanei, in «RCCM» 18, 1976, 357-371;
A. Willi, Languages on Stage: Aristophanic Language, Cultural History, and Athenian Identity, in: The Language of Greek Comedy, ed. by A. Willi, Oxford 2002.
C.D. Buck, The Greek Dialects, Chicago, 1955.
A.C. Cassio, The Language of Doric Comedy, in: The Language of Greek Comedy, ed. by A. Willi, Oxford 2002, 51-83.
S. Colvin, Dialect In Aristophanes: the Politics of Language in Ancient Greek Literature, Oxford 1999.
P. Chantraine, Morphologie historique du grec, Paris, 1964.
M. Lejeune, Phonétique historique du mycénien et du grec ancien (2nd ed.), Paris 1972.
G. Mastromarco, La commedia, Roma 1992.
H. Rix, Historische Grammatik des Griechischen, Darmstad 1992.
A. Rodighiero, La tragedia greca, Bologna 2013.
|A.C. Cassio (a cura di)
||Storia delle lingue letterarie greche. Seconda edizione
The oral examination aims at evaluating the competence achieved by the students, with special reference to the texts analyzed during the lectures (chiefly morphological and phonological aspects of the Greek language and dialects); general knowledge of the textbooks in use and other bibliography indicated in the program will also be part of the exam.