Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Eleonora PAPPALARDO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: L-ANT/07 - CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide basic knowledge on 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, of the main architectural and figurative expressions. The course also intends to deepen the relationship between Greek settlers and indigenous people in the different territories. At the end of the course, the student must have acquired the ability to move autonomously between the different topics covered, to know how to build links and deepen the individual aspects of the discipline, using an appropriate language and a clear and orderly presentation. At the same time, models for the promotion and enhancement of Greek and Roman archaeological monuments in Sicily will be proposed to the students.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons. Some courses will be held in seminar mode, for which students will be required to prepare powerpoint presentations on speci fi c agreed topics. 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

Introduction to the discipline and history of studies;

The archaeological evidence of the colonial phenomenon;

The development of the Greek colonies;

Analysis of the most representative monuments of the Greek cities of Sicily and southern Italy;

The relationship between the Greeks and the indigenous peoples.

Territory promotion models

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); capitoli 5-7 (pp. 157-334).

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