Academic Year 2020/2021 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Orazio PALIO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: L-ANT/07 - CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The teaching aims to provide basic knowledge about the civilization of the Greeks of southern Italy and Sicily, through the diachronic analysis of the relationship of the colonies with the territory in which they were founded, the structure and organization of the cities, the main architectural and figurative expressions. At the end of the course, the student must have acquired the ability to move independently between the different topics covered, demonstrating the ability to build links and deepen every aspect of the discipline, using appropriate language and clear and orderly exposure.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons. Some topics will be addressed in seminar mode. Students will be asked to prepare an in-depth powerpoint presentation on some of the topics addressed during the lessons. If the teaching is given in mixed mode or at a distance they can be introduced the necessary variations with respect to what was previously stated, in order to comply with the expected program and reported in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

Introduction to the discipline and history of studies;

The archaeological evidence of the Greek colonial phenomenon;

The development of Greek colonies;

Analysis of the urban and monumental layout of the Greek cities of Sicily and Southern Italy;

The relationship between the Greeks and the indigenous peoples.

Textbook Information

Gioacchino Francesco La Torre, Sicilia e Magna Grecia. Archeologia della colonizzazione greca d'Occidente, Editori Laterza, Roma-Bari 2001, capitoli 1-3 (pp. 5-132); capitolo 5 (pp. 157-247).

Rosa Maria Albanese Procelli, Sicani, Siculi, Elimi. Forme di identità, modi di contatto e processi di trasformazione, Longanesi & C., Milano 2003, pp. 131-243.