L-FIL-LET/04 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Learning of a critical method for a philological-literary analysis of prosaic and poetic texts, for the definition of the main literary genres.

Course Structure


If the teaching is given in a mixed or remote mode, the necessary changes may be introduced with respect to what was previously stated, in order to comply with the program envisaged and reported in the Syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Overall analysis of the Latin literature, with an examination of a specific literary field, through the reading, translation, and philological-stylistic commentary of selected prosaic and poetic texts, with prosodic and metric analysis of the poetic language. The course wil focus in particular on the treatment of love speechs through reading, translation, stylistic-philological commentary of texts with prosodic-metrical analysis of the poetic language.

Textbook Information

A) Basics (5 ECTS)

Knowledge of the basics of the History of Latin Literature, with special regard to the literary movements, literary genres, and main authors.

Suggested texts (elective/optional):


Reading of classical texts



The language of eros between lyric poetry and elegy: stylistic changes and rhetoric norms of the literary genre.


Prosodic reading of the poetic texts listed in the programme is required. The following reference is recommended (elective/optional):



The knowledge of one of the following studies (elective/optional) is required:


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library. Specifc papers and sections of selected volumes, as well as lecture notes, will be made available for free consultation on the digital platform Studium.

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