Second cycle degree in

Classical languages and literatures and ancient history

Class: LM-15 - Ancient philology, literature and history

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Class LM-15 - Ancient philology, literature and history
Duration 2 years
Branch Padova
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator MARIA VERONESE
Access Open access with admission requirements

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2022/23:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2021-2 February 2022
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 May 2022(non-EU)/2 September (EU)

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A course that focuses on the study of ancient worlds, in particular the Greek-Latin culture recognized as a model for Western Civilization by studying not only its historical and literary heritage, but also its reception into the medieval, modern, and contemporary age. Students with deepening their understanding of literary texts as it related to their creation and use as well as its diffusion into the learning methods of historiographic, literary, documentary, epigraphic, and juridical sources. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the course does not delve into areas such as archeology, philosophy, or oriental studies. Students will be able to work as schoolteachers, or to devote themselves to research or into professions of writing for such as publishing, journalism, creative writing, translating, text, and cultural information.

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Characteristics and objectives
The Master's Degree programme focuses on the study of the ancient world, in particular of the graeco-roman culture and the extraordinary importance it embodies in Western civilization to our day. Students deepen their knowledge of the graeco-roman culture itself, in particular of its literary and historical heritage in the broadest sense, but also of its reception (Nachleben) in the medieval, modern and contemporary ages. The critical study of Greek and Latin literary texts, of their context, of their transmission, is complemented by the learning of research methods relating to historiographic, literary, documentary, epigraphic and legal sources. The linguistic, philological, literary and historical disciplines of the classical world, also refined in their technical and theoretical aspects, offer students the tools to fully understand the ancient world and to proceed independently in the in-depth study of all its aspects. The constant attention to the historical-cultural context involves related disciplines, capable of ensuring an overall frame of reference, such as archaeology, philosophy, oriental studies.

Occupational opportunities
The Master's Degree programme prepares specialists in linguistic, literary and documentary disciplines; Linguists and philologists; Archivists, librarians; Researchers and technicians specialized in ancient world, philological and literary studies, and in historical sciences. The critical knowledge of the ancient world, its history, its languages and literatures, and its research methods, allows one to move easily in any area that may have to do with writing: publishing, journalism, creative writing, translation, text drafting and editing, communication or cultural dissemination, etc. Master Degree graduates in Classical Languages and Literatures and Ancient History (Lettere classiche e Storia antica) will also be eligible for teaching in schools (provided he/she first completes the necessary teaching qualification process and passes the public competitions required by current Italian legislation). The Master degree also gives access to a research career, starting with a PhD in Classics.

  Teaching list

I Year ENGLISH LANGUAGE TAL B2 (LISTENING AND READING) [CFU 3] TRANSLATION LABORATORY FROM GREEK [CFU 6] INSTITUTES OF ROMAN LAW [CFU 6] HISTORY OF ROMAN LEGAL THOUGHT [CFU 6] GREEK LEGAL SYSTEMS [CFU 6] ECONOMY AND SOCIETY IN THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD [CFU 6] HISTORY AND PREHISTORY OF ANTHROPIC LANDSCAPE [CFU 6] URBANISM OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD [CFU 6] ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE ROMAN PROVINCES [CFU 6] IMAGES AND ANCIENT SOCIETY [CFU 6] PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE [CFU 6] PRODUCTIONS AND TRADE IN THE CLASSIC WORLD [CFU 6] LATIN TEACHING [CFU 6] DIGITAL PHILOLOGY [CFU 6] ANCIENT DRAMA AND RECEPTION ON THE MODERN STAGE [CFU 6] HISTORY OF PHILOLOGY AND THE CLASSICAL TRADITION [CFU 6] TEXTS ON THE MOVE [CFU 6] GREEK AND LATIN CHRISTIAN LITERATURE [CFU 6] BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY [CFU 6] MEDIAEVAL LATIN LITERATURE (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST [CFU 6] PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS SYSTEMS OF ROMAN EGYPT [CFU 6] SEMITIC PHILOLOGY [CFU 6] ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE [CFU 6] SANSKRIT LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE [CFU 6] HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF LATE ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF ARABIC MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL PHILOSOPHY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES [CFU 6] HISTORY OF RELIGIONS (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] HISTORY OF INDIAN RELIGIONS [CFU 6] RELIGIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE NEAR AND MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANITY [CFU 6] ARCHIVAL SCIENCE (ADVANCED) [CFU 6] STUDY OF MANUSCRIPTS [CFU 6] LATIN PALAEOGRAPHY [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE GREEK LANGUAGE [CFU 6] HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF GREEK TEXTS [CFU 6] POETRY AND GREEK METER [CFU 6] HISTORY OF THE LATIN LANGUAGE [CFU 6] HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF LATIN TEXTS [CFU 6] EXEGESIS AND RECEPTION OF LATIN LITERARY TEXTS [CFU 6] HISTORY OF GREEK HISTORIOGRAPHY [CFU 6] GREEK EPIGRAPHY [CFU 6] HELLENISTIC WORLD [CFU 6] HISTORY OF ROMAN HISTORIOGRAPHY [CFU 6] ROMAN EPIGRAPHY AND INSTITUTIONS [CFU 6] POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONS IN THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD [CFU 6]