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Learning Objectives

The Summer School in Greek Metrics and Rhythmics intends to form a scientific introduction to the metric and rhythmic discipline, to the ancient musical culture, to the main problems linking metric to ecdotics and hermeneutics, with specific reference to the general principles of versification and to the history of the discipline, to the notions of ancient prosody, to the meters of recitation, to the lyric meters, to the structures of versification, to the transmission and critical tradition of the versified text, to the notions of ancient rhythmics and music. The survey on the compositional principles of the text will be put in dialogue with the analogous survey on  compositional principles in iconography and in history of ancient art.

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The acquired competence, which arises from the practice of close reading and careful observation of the texts under study, in light of the ancient metric sources and the ancient tradition of lyrical texts, will contribute to the training of professionals able to study and understand, in a manner philologically founded, every type of poetic composition coming from ancient Greece. It will also allow the rigorous interpretation of the verses and the metrical arrangement of poetic texts. This specific skill can support both a more conscious teaching practice and a more specialized critical and editorial activity.

 The course takes place every year in the first week of September, from Monday to Friday. This year it will take place from the 5th to the 9th September 2022.

It includes lectures, workshops, two Evening Conferences, a final exam and a concluding Round Table.

The workshops are moments of application and in-depth analysis of the topics covered during the lessons; the Evening Conferences and the concluding Round Table are experiences of direct confrontation with specialists of the sector, coming from Italian and foreign Universities. They also have the purpose of providing the necessary additions, for what concerns the historical-artistic aspects (musical iconography) and musicological aspects.

The languages ​​that will be used in the course of the Summer School will be Italian and English.

Obtaining the certificate of participation is subject to the frequency of the didactic activity and to passing the final exam.

The structure of the course includes a total of n. 100 hours of training activities, corresponding to n. 4 credits for the scientific disciplinary sector L-FIL-LET / 02; the internal structure of the lessons will be as follows:


Metrics, Rhythmics, Music: Text and its Performance


Monday, 5 September, h. 15-19, Palazzo Albani Aula C1


L. Lomiento. (I) Introduction to Ancient Theory of Metres and of Rhythms  (II) Lyric Text and its Performance

Tuesday, 6 September, h. 9-13, Palazzo Albani Aula C1


G. Galvani, G. Pace.  Tragic Text and Its Performance

Tuesday, 6 September, h. 15.15-17 Palazzo Albani Aula C1

Workshop (I), L. Lomiento

Tuesday, 6 September, h. 17.30-19.15, Palazzo Albani Aula Clemente XI

Evening Lecture

Susanna Sarti (Direzione Regionale Musei della Toscana), Rhythms and Sounds in Ancient Greek Art

Wednesday, 7 September, h. 9-13, Palazzo Albani Aula C1


L. Bravi. Comic Text and Its Performance

Wednesday, 7 September, h. 15.15-17, Palazzo Albani Aula C1

Workshop (II), G. Galvani, G. Pace

Wednesday, 7 September, h. 17.30-19.15 Palazzo Albani Aula Clemente XI

Evening Lecture

J. Silva Barris (Institut Català d'Arquelogia clàssica), Musical rhythm and poetic drama in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon

Thursday, 8 September, h. 9-13, Palazzo Albani Aula C1

Workshop (III), L. Bravi.

Thursday, 8 September, h. 15.15 – 18, Palazzo Albani Aula C1

Final Written Test (L. Lomiento, G. Galvani, G. Pace, L. Bravi)

Friday, 9 September, h. 9.15-14, Palazzo Albani Aula Clemente XI

Round Table

Chair: Giovanna Pace

9.15 Opening welcome

9.30 – 10.10 Armand D’Angour (University of Oxford, Jesus College), Understanding Greek Metre as Music

10.10 – 10.50 Paolo Scattolin (Università di Verona), Ancient Colometry of  Greek Poetic Texts 25 years after. Time to take stock.

Coffee break 10.50 - 11.15

11.15 – 11.30 Liana Lomiento will deliver the VI B. Gentili Prize

Chair: Giampaolo Galvani

11.30 – 12.10 Marco Ercoles (Università Alma Mater di Bologna) Metrics Music and Performance in Pindar: Some Case Studies

12.10 - 12.50 Thomas Phillips (University of Manchester), Pindar’s Rhythmical Poetics

12.50 - 14 Luigi Bravi, Discussion and Final Remarks.

The Summer School in Greek Metrics and Rhythmics is addressed to Italian and foreign students, non-graduates and graduates (undergraduates, masters), PhD students and PhDs; it is also addressed to teachers of classical high schools or other schools interested in classical metrics, and to all scholars and colleagues interested in the history of the poetic forms of ancient Greece.

The necessary requirement is sufficient knowledge of ancient Greek language.

All registered candidates will be guaranteed food and accommodation in the structures of the ERDIS (Regional Body for the Right to Education), and the educational material necessary for the conduct of study and laboratory activities (stationery, photocopies, etc.). ). In particular, the members will be housed in the Central International College, Vicolo San Filippo, 2, in double rooms (with special needs that will be communicated beforehand to the organization) and will use the Mensa del Duca, located in the immediate vicinity, Via Budassi, 3.

For those who do not want to use the residential facilities and facilities described above, no reimbursement will be made for the costs incurred.

The certificate of participation, which is subordinate to the teaching activity and to passing the final exam, guarantees the acquisition of 4 credits.

How to apply for Greek metrics and rhythmics

Course with free access
Number of positions
50 available
Useful information

For the completion of the 50 places made available, the temporal order of registration will be considered.

Application procedure
You can apply from the 20/07/2022 to the 20/08/2022 . Using the online procedure you can register to fill in the application and pay with PagoPA (Credit Card, PayPal) to complete the payment of the admission fee.
Online registration
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Tuition fees

Registration fee € 310 to be paid by August 20, 2022. The registration fee includes insurance and stamp duty (€ 22). The fees must be considered net of bank charges. The registration fee is inclusive of stamp duty and insurance coverage. Contributions will be returned only in the event of non-activation of the course, excluding stamp duty. Payments can be made at any branch of the UBI BANCA or at any bank, using the university online MAV bulletin produced at the end of the online registration procedure.

Useful documents and materials

Scheda di presentazione download
Course presentation download

Information on teaching and research activities

A chi rivolgersi

Le informazioni di carattere scientifico e didattico possono essere richieste a:

Segreteria Organizzativa
Dott.ssa Iuna Rossi
Summer School di Metrica e Ritmica Greca
Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione, Studi Umanistici e Internazionali (DiSCUI)
Via Saffi, 15   I-61029 Urbino (PU)
Tel. 0722.304802 - Fax 0722.305652
E-mail: iuna.rossi@uniurb.it

Prof. Liana Lomiento, (Direttore della Scuola e Responsabile didattico)
Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione, Studi Umanistici e Internazionali (DiSCUI)
Polo bibliotecario San Girolamo, Via di San Girolamo, 6  I-61029 Urbino (PU)

Liana Lomiento - Scientific Responsible
Giampaolo Galvani

Administrative contacts

Secretary’s Office
Ufficio Dottorati - Post laurea - Esami di Stato
Via Veterani, 36 - Urbino
Office hours
Monday - Friday from 9.30 am to 13pm
 Tel. +39 0722 304631 / +39 0722 304632 / +39 0722 304634 / +39 0722 304635   corsi.postlaurea@uniurb.it

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