ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY - I

Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
STORIA GRECA I
Course code
FT0252 (AF:362169 AR:191160)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY
Subdivision
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
L-ANT/02
Period
1st Term
Course year
1
Where
VENEZIA
Moodle
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Basic Course for first level students. It aims:
- the knowledge of the main events of Greek history in the period between the Mycenaean Age and Philip II;
- awareness of cause and effect; knowledge of the main political, social and cultural topics;
- the ability to orientate in the ancient Mediterranean;
- knowledge of the methodology of historical research;
- the knowledge of the main authors of classical Greek historiography.
The student:
- has a good knowledge of the main events, themes and figures of Greek history, also in the light of wider historical contexts:
- Visualize the coordinates of spatial and temporal coordinates in which to frame historical phenomena and figures;
- has the key-words of the historical interpretation through the critical analysis of literary and documentary sources;
- is aware of the specificity of the documentation available for the reconstruction of Greek history;
- is able to communicate the contents in a concise and written form using the technical terminology of the discipline;
- is able to apply the methodological tools learned to specific case studies selected for their exemplarity.
Students must have a good knowledge of the Italian language, both in terms of oral comprehension and written production. It is also expected that they will be able to deal with complex information autonomously, by making critical interaction of manual notions, lesson contents, knowledge of ancient literary texts and documentaries and individual readings of modern essays. Students must also know how to orientate themselves in the geography of the Mediterranean, benefiting, if necessary, from a historical atlas.
Outlines of Greek history from the Mycenean Age to Alexander the Great.
General tools, basic methodology for the critical analysis of different types of historical sources.
The archaic period: the birth of the polis; alphabetic writing; colonization; the legislators; Athens and Solone; tyrannies; the Clistene reform.
The classical period: Persian wars; the Pentekontaetia, Athenian empire and democracy; the Peloponnesian War; the age of hegemonies; the Macedonians and Philippus.
1) Lecture notes with text dossier examined during the cours.
2) M. Bettalli – A.L. D’Agata – A. Magnetto, Storia greca, Carocci, nuova ed., Roma 2021, capp. 1-18; 20-23.
or
M. Corsaro - L. Gallo, Storia greca, Milano, Le Monnier 2010, pagine 1-204.
3) Introduzione alla storiografia greca, a cura di M. Bettalli (nuova edizione), Carocci, Roma 2009, capp. 1-6.

FOR NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
1) M. Bettalli – A.L. D’Agata – A. Magnetto, Storia greca, Carocci, nuova ed., Roma 2021, capp. 1-18; 20-23.
or
M. Corsaro - L. Gallo, Storia greca, Milano, Le Monnier 2010, pagine 1-204.
2) Introduzione alla storiografia greca, a cura di M. Bettalli (nuova edizione), Carocci, Roma 2009, capp. 1-6.
3) Aristotele, La Costituzione degli Ateniesi (in traduzione italiana)
L. Canfora, Prima lezione di storia greca, Roma-Bari, Editori Laterza, 2000.
Written Test; 7 questions, providing an open answer.
Among them one always concerns a specific institutional aspect; another the comment of a translated passage of one of the Greek historians of classical age.
Frontal lessons. The teaching uses materials loaded on the Moodle University platform that are made available to the students before the frontal lessons and which are discussed and commented in the Class.
Details on other activities and training related to the field of ancient history, as well as those related to the Laboratory of the Greek Epigraphy will be defined and disclosed at the beginning of each semester (see the website of the Department of Humanities and the personal page of teacher)
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Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 03/08/2021