La Sapienza - Università di Roma

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Course in Italian

Module 1: Conferences

Roman Archaeology and History

  • The Origin of Rome between East and West
  • The Rome of Augustus
  • Public life and entertainment (the Forum and Colosseum) and places of worship and religion: temples, mithraea, catacombs

Literature, Philosophy, Society

  • Dante’s Italy
  • Giordano Bruno: from the ancient closed world to the infinite universe

Art and Style

  • Caravaggio and Baroque Rome


  • Galilei and modern science


  • Verdi and Italian Opera


  • The Rome of Fellini and Pasolini

Culture and Institutions

  • Politics and Italian institutions: the "Carta costituzionale," the fundamental law of the Italian Republic that was written in the nineteen-forties


Module 2: Italian Language and Culture