LATIN GRAMMAR (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will acquire advanced language skills for the reading and interpretation of Latin authors.
Course requirement: 10 credits in the Latin language and literature SDA.
Course contents summary
Course title: The journey in Seneca’s prose works.
The course will provide a reading of and commentary on passages taken from Seneca’s prose works in which the motif of the journey both as a descriptive element and as an image of existence is present.
In particular it will analyse terms relating to the semantic field of the journey as an image of inner life.
A section of the course will be dedicated to an in-depth examination of certain aspects of historical phonetics and morphology.
Reading list provided during lectures.
General part and independent readings:
A. Traina - G. Bernardi Perini, Propedeutica al latino universitario, Bologna 1998.
A. Ernout, Morphologie historique du latin, Paris 1989.
Cicero, Laelius; Vergilius, Aen. IV.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.