INSTITUTES OF LATIN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire the essential literary and language skills for taking the written and oral examination in Latin literature.
Course contents summary
The course is structured in two distinct stages: 1) a translation workshop: this will include translation tests on selected passages by Latin authors, with morphosyntactic, phonetic, prosodic and metrical analysis where required by the text. The course will prepare students for the written Latin examination and an essential requirement is basic knowledge of Latin; 2) an introduction to Latin literature, dealing with the various literary genres, their peculiar traits and features and the various representatives of each genre.
A. Ghiselli-G. Concialini, Il nuovo libro di Latino, Editori Laterza Roma-Bari 2002.
G.B.Conte, Profilo storico della Letteratura latina : dalle origini alla tarda età imperiale, Firenze : Le Monnier università, 2004.
G. Garbarino, Storia e testi della Letteratura latina, Torino Paravia, 2001.
A. Traina-G.B. Perini, Propedeutica al Latino universitario, 6th. ed. revised and updated, Patron Bologna 1998.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam covering the various syllabus topics.