Oral exam. To take the exam, students need to have passed the Preliminary Test (“verifica preliminare delle conoscenze linguistiche - https://studi-letterari-filosofici.unisi.it/it/iscriversi/requisiti-test...)
The examination consists of an interview, and includes:
a.) A thorough knowledge of the themes and texts discussed in class
b.) The knowledge, at a textbook level, of the main literary genres, and the profiles of the following authors: Cato, Plautus, Terence, Catullus, Lucretius, Varro, Cicero, Caesar, Sallust, Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus, Ovid, Phaedrus, Livy, Lucanus, Persius, Seneca Philosopher, Petronius, Pliny the Elder, Silio Italicus, Valerius Flaccus, Papinius Statius, Martial, Quintilian, Juvenal, Suetonius, Tacitus, Apuleius
The final score (out of thirty) will be awarded according to the following criteria:
the marks of excellence (29-30 Lode) are equivalent to the achievement of a critical vision of the topics addressed, exposed during the examination with full mastery of the scientific language.
The intermediate marks (25-28) result from a good knowledge of the topics addressed and a good command of scientific language.
Sufficient or barely sufficient grades (18-24) result from partial knowledge of texts and themes and from the use of inappropriate language.
The exam is not passed where serious shortcomings emerge.