Greek History (m) (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Luisa Prandi
Luisa Prandi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The lessons provide an outline of the main issues and tendencies of the historical reconstruction in the Greek and Latin culture.
After the course the students should be able to:
-have a general overview of the characteristics of Greek historiography;
-understand and discuss reading on Greek historiography;
-discuss main aspects of the course texts.


History of Greek Historiography, from the beginning in 5th century B.C. until to the Roman culture.
During the lessons we read excerpts of Greek historiographers (see web page). In addition the student will be expected to read supplementary literature for orientation:
- K. MEISTER, La storiografia greca, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2008 or
M. BETTALLI (a cura di), Introduzione alla storiografia greca, Carocci, Roma 2009.
- M. PANI, Le ragioni della storiografia in Grecia e a Roma, Edipuglia Bari 2001

Prerequisite: 6 cfu in Greek History.
A good knowledge of Greek Literature, Roman History and Latin Literature, is welcomed.

If a regular attendance is not possible, the student has to contact the professor in order to have an alternative programme.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Bettalli Introduzione alla storiografia greca Carocci 2009
Meister K. MEISTER, La storiografia greca Laterza 2008
Pani Le ragioni della storiografia in Grecia e a Roma, Edipuglia 2001

Assessment methods and criteria

Final oral exam to assess students’ knowledge and understanding of the course aims and contents.
Students who cannot attend the lessons are invited to contact the lecturer as soon as possible.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: [online oral exam, online written exam, etc.]