Latin Philology - Cicero's poetry: problems of transmission and interpretation.

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The course requires a solid kwoledge of Latin language. The course can be attended by students of all years of study.


The course is devoted to Cicero's poetic works, both those transmitted in direct form (the Aratea) and the fragmentary ones: after an introduction on the nature of Ciceronian poetic activity and on ancient judgments about Cicero's poetry, the course will address problems related to their transmission (manuscript tradition and origin of the fragments), as well as more general interpretive issues, especially connected to the role of poetic translation from Greek models.

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The educational goals of the course are: development of critical awareness about methods and instruments of Latin philology and their practical use; development of the critical capacity to present and discuss research contributions in the field of Latin philology; development of the capacity to present in an effective way the state of the art of a critical problem inherent to Latin philology, and to expose the results of one's research with precision and clarity, both in written and oral form.

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Bibliographic references will be supplied during the course.